NIH Advancing New Treatments

NIH has launched three pre-clinical projects to advance potential new treatments as part of the Bridging Interventional Development Gaps (BrIDG) program funded by the NIH Common Fund and led by NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). (more…)

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Making Records More Portable

The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) is a not-for-profit focused on health information exchange with membership open to HIE Programs in all states and territories of the U.S. A NATE project involving multiple states, vendors, and healthcare organizations helps patients make their medical records more portable so they can better coordinate their care online with their providers. (more…)

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Still Time to Register

The World Congress 2014 Leadership Summit on Remote Patient Monitoring will take place January 30-31, 2014 in Orlando Florida. The January Summit co-located with the Hospital Readmissions Summit will feature speakers from around the country to discuss telehealth and the influence it is having on hospital systems. Speaking organizations include Cleveland Clinic, the U.S Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Humana, Geisinger Health Plan, and Massachusetts General Hospital.

At the event you will:

  • Learn the latest policies and reimbursement methods
  • Hear the latest technologies available to hospitals to enhance quality of care, reduce readmissions, and bring care to remote patients
  • Understand how payers are adopting telehealth solutions
  • Realize the importance of telehealth to the patient engagement movement
  • Network and have co-located keynotes with the World Congress Leadership Summit on Readmissions


A few of the featured speakers include Louise M. Damon RN, Supervisor at the Department of Veteran Affairs, Scott Simmons, Director of Telehealth, University of Miami, and Sarah Sossong, Director of Telehealth, MGH, plus many more….

Federal Telemedicine News subscribers can save $300 on the current attendance rates for the event when using promo code FTN300. The discount is not valid towards government or webcast rates.

The World Congress Leadership Summit Series addresses the most cutting edge issues for healthcare executives across a wide range of industry sectors. Designed to expand on topics discussed at invitation-only summits during the World Health Care Congress, this series offers new perspectives on established methodologies, and details solutions to foster innovation and change.

For more information, go to or call 800-767-0499.

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$93.5 Million Funding for Network

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) just approved $93.5 million to support 29 clinical research data networks to form a resource to be known as the “National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network” or referred to as PCORnet. (more…)

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Taos Health Faces Challenges

Over the past few years, the Taos Health System in Northern New Mexico has seen a dramatic change in their service delivery model. Inpatient volume continues to shrink, while outpatient volume is rising and has reached over 70 percent of the Taos Health System volume. (more…)

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VHA and HHS Pilot Underway

The pilot project named the Veteran Initiated Coordination & Transformation of Rural Health Information Exchange or referred to as VICTOR-HIE is underway. The project is a collaboration between the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and their Office of Rural Health (ORH), the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT within HHS, plus non VHA rural community health partners. (more…)

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MPI to Develop Training

DOD’s Medical Practice Initiative (MPI) with a major interest in Team Communications Training Research has issued a funding notice for FY 14. The MPI is focused on research related to medicine but ultimately on developing medical training methods, technologies, systems, and competency assessment tools. (more…)

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