Hospitals Using Command Centers

The Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) https://www.ynhh.org recently launched their Capacity Command Center (CCC) to combine real-time data analytics with the physical co-location of key operational services to improve the coordination, safety, quality, timeliness, and efficiency in taking care of patients. The CCC was jointly developed by the Yale New Haven Health https://www.ynhhs.org Clinical Redesign Initiative, the YNHH Analytics Staff, and Epic in Verona Wisconsin. (more…)

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ONC Posts Funding Notice

On June 29, 2018, HHS Office of the National Coordinator posted the grant opportunity titled “Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology” (NAP-AX-18-003) with an award ceiling for $1,000,000 due August 17, 2018. (more…)

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FDA Commissioner Keynoter at Summit

FDA Commissioner https://www.fda.gov Scott Gottlieb MD., keynote speaker at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s (NCCN) https://www.nccn.org “Oncology Policy Summit” at the National Press Club on June 25, 2018, discussed FDA’s approaches to providing real world data to support changes in the 21st century. (more…)

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Lab To Showcase Technology

Smart Health Innovation Lab https://smarthealthinnovationlab.com, a market adoption accelerator for healthcare technologies located in Pennsylvania, opened their first state-of-the-art facility to showcase the innovative technologies that the lab plans to market by establishing a 12 week certification program. (more…)

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Bill to Provide Cutting Edge Medicine

Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA) https://delbene.house.gov on June 5, 2018 introduced the “Ensuring Patient Access to Critical Breakthrough Products Act of 2018” (H.R 5997) to guarantee Medicare beneficiaries access to cutting edge medical innovations. (more…)

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Technology Helping the Disabled

According to remarks by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai at the “M-Enabling Summit” held in June, “The FCC http://www.fcc.gov has forged ahead with research and development efforts to better understand the communications challenges encountered by people with disabilities. As a result, the FCC has approved a new way to provide relay services”. (more…)

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DOD’s Plans to Curb Opioid Abuse

Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, MD, Director, Defense Health Agency https://www.health.mil/dha and Captain Mike Colston MD, Director for Mental Health Programs, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Health Affairs, appeared before the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Personnel on June 20, 2018 to discuss the Defense Department’s current state and future aims in curbing opioid use and abuse. (more…)

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