AHRQ’s Healthcare Scanning System

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has established the “Healthcare Horizon Scanning System” led by the ECRI Institute with partners Emerson Consultants, Inc., Mathematica Policy Research Inc., Provider Resources, Inc., and Thomson Reuter (Healthcare) Inc. (more…)

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Health Centers Adopting EHRs

HealthFinders Collaborative, Inc. a free community health clinic provides primary care, medication assistance, chronic disease management programs, and patient advocacy. The health clinic helps provide care to low income and uninsured and underserved residents in Rice County situated between Northfield and Fairbault, Minnesota. (more…)

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$4 Million Gift for Telehealth Suite

A $4 million gift is establishing a state-of-the-art telehealth suite at the UCLA Health System program called Operation Mend made possible by Lockheed Martin headquartered in Bethesda Maryland. (more…)

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Developing Human Milk Banks

The Seattle-based “Program for Appropriate Technology in Health” (PATH) is advancing a safety management system based on a platform called FoneAstra. This system leverages mobile phones to precisely monitor flash-heat pasteurization of donor breast milk. The system was originally designed to use in the home but is now being used to treat babies in South Africa. The goal is to evaluate the FoneAstra system to use in resource-limited countries. (more…)

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VA Targets Mental Health

The Veterans Administration (VA) is looking at ways to improve care for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan since 37 percent of these veterans receive a mental health diagnosis. (more…)

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Funds for Connect America Authorized

The Connect America Fund part of the FCC’s initiative to bring broadband access to rural communities in 41 states has authorized $255,723,850 so that five carriers will be able to use the funds in rural portions of their services areas. The five carriers are AT&T, CenturyLink, Fairpoint Communications, Frontier Communications, and Windstream Corp. (more…)

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Helping to Control Stress

HeartCloud is a cloud technology platform to help the hundreds of thousands of HeartMath users quickly release stress and rebalance their minds and emotions. It has been found that emotions can directly affect the heart’s changing rhythms which can lead to feeling stress.  (more…)

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