State’s Plan for Medical Services

North Carolina released their 2014 Medical Facilities Plan to help determine the need for new healthcare facilities and services in the state. The development of the plan was directed by the State Health Coordinating Council. (more…)

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Demo to Help Frontier Communities

CMS on January 31 released a Request for Applications (RFA) for their “Frontier Community Health Integration Demonstration Project (FCHID) in collaboration with HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Policy. The FCHID aims to develop and test new models of integrated coordinated healthcare in the most sparsely populated rural counties to improve health outcomes and to reduce Medicare Expenditures. (more…)

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Telemedicine Device Developed

A new portable telemedicine device has been developed enabling medics to monitor vital signs and communicate with other medics. The device developed by UK-based Remote Diagnostic Technologies (RDT) with the support of the European Space Agency (ESA), offers a lifeline even to the remotest areas on Earth via satellite communications. (more…)

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NY Addressing Healthcare Needs

On January 8th, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo released the document “Building on Success” describing some of the healthcare needs for New York state in 2014-2015. The document reports that the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) in the State is increasing Medicaid funding. This funding is consistent with the spending cap and reflects the continuation of the Medicaid spending cap enacted in 2011-2012. (more…)

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Effectively Using eHealth Services

Lisa Lindgren, Director for eEmergency at Avera Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota discussed Avera Health’s eCARE and eEmergency services at the North Dakota Heath Care Reform Review Committee meeting held in November. Avera Health is a regional partnership of health professionals that share support services to care for patients at 300 locations in eastern South Dakota and surrounding states. (more…)

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DOD Seeks Ideas for EHRs

On January 30, 2014, the Defense Department released a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) to modernize the military health system. The draft is designed to involve private industry early in the government’s requirements for the Healthcare Management Systems Modernization project. (more…)

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Healthcare Data Analytics Discussed

Data Innovation Day 2014” sponsored by the Center for Data Innovation, gathered expert speakers together recently to discuss many of the challenges and issues our society is facing to incorporate big data into our everyday lives.  A panel held to specifically discuss healthcare analytics was monitored by Kendra Casey Plank, Senior Editor for Bloomberg BNA. (more…)

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