Veterans & Mobile Health

The VA is using mobile health technology to support their patient-centered healthcare delivery model. As part of the VA’s Mobile Health program, the Department is going to release a series of secure Apps to enable wireless technologies to support veterans, caregivers, and VA care teams. Each set of Apps will focus on empowering users with the tools they need to facilitate, manage, and organize their healthcare information to improve data sharing. (more…)

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HRSA Issues FOA for Pilot

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) within HRSA is accepting applications for a four year pilot grant program titled “Perinatal & Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement” (PIOHQI). The Pilot project is intended to integrate a successful community-based approach into a healthcare system with statewide reach to provide quality preventive dental care and restorative services to help pregnant women and infants.  (more…)

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$1.5 Million Awarded for NJHIN

Funding for &1.57 million will be used to create and operate the statewide New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN) to share patient health information electronically. Healthcare providers will connect to the network through their regional health information organization. Groups of physician offices, hospitals and healthcare stakeholders such as laboratories, are now going to be able to electronically exchange patient health information among their members. (more…)

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Hudson Valley Making Progress

The Taconic Health Information Network and Community (THINC at www.thinc.org serves the Hudson Valley area of New York, The area’s total population is approximately 2.4 million with a broad spectrum of socioeconomic conditions represented in the area. (more…)

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GWU’s Office of Clinical Practice Innovation

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences has established the Office of Clinical Practice Innovation. The new office will serves as the organizational home for developing and evaluating clinical interventions to improve medical care. This initiative will provide increased knowledge and understanding of structure processes and the effects of health services on individuals and populations. (more…)

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Meridian to Provide Training

Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a provider of integrated performance and Learning Management Systems (LMS) is implementing their Software-as-a-Service LMS and Social platform for the California Health Benefit Exchange also known as “Covered California”. The LMS will be used to educate nearly nine million Californians about the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  (more…)

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Advances in Brain Research

Neurosurgeons at NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and at leading university medical centers have developed and are using ClearPoint® technology to minimize the structural and clinical risks in performing brain surgery. The technology enables neurosurgeons to operate safely and precisely on structures deep in the brain through small openings in the skull.  (more…)

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