DHIN 1st with 100% Acute Hospitals

The Delaware Health Information Network is the first health information exchange in the U.S. to have all acute care hospitals in the state delivering medical results to its statewide network. “Reaching 100% acute care hospital participation in just six years is a tremendous achievement for the healthcare community and people of Delaware”, said DHIN Executive Director, Jan Lee MD. (more…)

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Mobile Medical Apps Discussed

Alan Portela, CEO of AirStrip on June 27, 2013 appeared before the House Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Health and Technology to discuss how mobile medical apps are rapidly helping to advance care for patients within the nation’s healthcare system. (more…)

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ONC Issues Report

ONC recently posted the report “Update on the Adoption of HIT and Related Effort to Facilitate the Electronic Use and Exchange of Health Information” with information on the adoption of HIT from January 1, 2012 to April 30,2013. (more…)

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NCI Seeks Sources for Cloud Pilots

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) issued a Sources Sought Notice on June 28, 2013 seeking information on the capabilities of qualified sources including small businesses to develop a new model of computational analysis of biological data. This has become a necessity since there is and will continue to be an enormous growth of biomedical data in the future. (more…)

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APL Releases Surveillance Software

John’s Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) have released the “Suite for Automated Global Electronic bioSurveillance (SAGES), a collection of flexible, open source software products developed for electronic disease surveillance in all settings. (more…)

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USDA DLT Program Funding Grants

USDA is now accepting applications for grants to provide access to education, training and healthcare resources in rural areas. The funding is available through USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program. (more…)

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HHSentrepreneurs Seeks Applicants

The HHSentrepreneurs program connects private sector innovators and entrepreneurs with teams of federal employees to address challenges in health, healthcare, and human services. The first group of six individuals from a field of more than 100 candidates hired last October through the program are now working on four projects that involve health resilience technology and the U.S. organ transplant system. (more…)

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