Non-Invasive Device Measures Glucose

Another project underway to help people with diabetes measure glucose, has the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) https://www.nibib.nih.gov with collaborators at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, developing a non-invasive device that could potentially be effective at measuring blood glucose levels as the standard finger prick is today. (more…)

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Partnership Helps in South Dakota

According to reports, a number of patients do not always take their medications as prescribed and patients with chronic illnesses have the lowest adherence rates. This is particularly challenging in rural South Dakota where two thirds of the counties have a healthcare professional shortage and the nearest pharmacy might be an hour’s drive away. (more…)

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HHS Testing New Ambulance Payments

Health and Human Services https://www.hhs.gov within their Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/et3 tests innovative payment and service delivery models to lower costs and improve quality of care. (more…)

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Army & Civilian Hospitals Join Forces

Ten Army medical professionals are participating in a new program to enable doctors and nurses to train far away from combat support hospitals in austere locations. This new program will enable the ten Army doctors to train in two civilian teaching hospitals in the U.S. (more…)

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Faster Response for Paramedics

When every second counts, monitoring the vital signs of all victims in a disaster or another type of chaotic situation can be difficult for emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Emergency medical help needs a way to easily monitor multiple patients on the scene, receive notifications when vital signs change for the worse, and be able to share the information when needed. (more…)

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Broadband in Rural & Tribal Areas

An updated report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS)(https://www.loc.gov submitted to Congressional Members and Committees on January 2019, titled “Broadband Internet Access and the Digital Divide: Federal Assistance Programs”, looks at the state of broadband access across the U.S but also discusses broadband issues as they relate to rural and Tribal communities.

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Treating Hep C via Telemedicine

White Mountain Community Health Center in New Hampshire  http://www.whitemountainhealth.org and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Connected Care/Center for Telehealth https://med.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/connected-care.html serving communities in northern New England, have launched a new hepatology telemedicine service for Mount Washington Valley residents. (more…)

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