Ohio Senators Introduce Bill

Ohio State Senators Joe Schiavoni and Cliff Hite have introduced legislation in their state to enable more Ohioans in rural areas to gain access to broadband internet service. The bill would create a $50 million per year grant program and would use existing funding from the Ohio Third Frontier bond revenue. Ohio Third Frontier is an economic development initiative administered by the state. (more…)

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Northwell Health Signs Partnership

U.S. Northwell Health www.northwell.edu has signed a new partnership agreement with the Irish company Salaso Health Solutions Limited https://salaso.com to build on an existing contract that Northwell signed last year. Salasso Health will provide online care management services to stroke survivors and patients with movement disorders and other neurological conditions. (more…)

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HHS Draft Strategic Plan Released

The HHS Draft Strategic Plan for 2018-2022 puts a high priority on the need for improved data resources and surveillance. The HHS goal for improved data and surveillance is to develop innovative solutions for population health monitoring, assessing risks, and to analyze epidemiological data to support a data driven approach to emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. (more…)

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Rapid Growth for AR & VR

“The possibilities of living in different worlds and experiencing the world now in fascinating new ways opens the door for endless opportunities and we are on the cusp of massive change due to machine intelligence and virtual reality”, according to Rowan Trollope Senior Vice President and General Manager for Cisco’s IoT group. (more…)

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Navy’s Tele-Orthopedic Visits

Cmdr. Joe Carney Division Head for the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) Complex Surgical Sports Team, www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcsd sat in his office as he examined his patient, a 29 year old Army Officer suffering from a Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI). (more…)

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Medical Home Shows Results

Atlantic General Hospital (AGH) www.atlanticgeneral.org, a not-for-profit community-based healthcare system has implemented a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) in seven rural clinics located in Worcester County in Maryland and Sussex County in southern Delaware. (more…)

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HHS-SBIR Program a Success

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides care at 1,233 healthcare facilities in the U.S. Vecna www.vecna.com located in Cambridge Massachusetts taking part in the HHS SBIR program, produced technology to help veterans specifically during the patient registration process at VHA healthcare facilities. (more…)

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