State’s Telemental Health Progress

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) are working very hard to help both children and adults with serious mental health disorders. Provider organizations are constantly struggling to recruit and retain mental health specialists and often find it necessary to arrange for regular visits by a mental health consultant entailing considerable travel costs. Often, non-mental health providers are placed in the position of serving patients with severe mental health problems with little or no specialty support. (more…)

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$3 Million Funds Texas Center

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced that a $3 million dollar investment has been made through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. (TETF). The funding will be used to create the “Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology” in collaboration with the Texas Heart Institute (THI) and Texas A&M University in their College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. (more…)

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Iowa’s Public Health News

Iowa’s movement into the use of EHRs has reached a milestone as three major health systems have signed participation agreements with the Iowa Health Information Network (IHIN) at www.iowaehealth.org and another facility is going to become the first to go live with a full IHIN connection. (more…)

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GlobalMed Simplifying Technology

eNcounter™ from GlobalMed allows healthcare providers to focus on patients and not just on technology. No more searching a cluttered desktop for the right program. Simply click on an easily identifiable icon to open the desired workflow from a single simple interface. The preconfigured integrated workflow makes it unnecessary to close one program before starting another which saves time during a busy patient schedule. (more…)

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Call for Proposals Issued

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific has issued a Call for Proposals within the Region to find innovative research and development projects for medicines, diagnostics, and other health technologies. The goal is to find ways to treat diseases and conditions that disproportionately affect developing countries in the Western Pacific Region. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2013. (more…)

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Transitions of Care Service Launched

Hielix a professional services provider for the healthcare industry and Rural Health Innovations (RHI), a for-profit subsidiary of the National Rural Health Resource Center together have launched a new Transition of Care service tailored to small and rural healthcare providers to help them meet the requirements in Stage 2 of Meaningful Use. (more…)

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Developing Clinical Outcomes Registry

Today, the rate of serious complications from anesthesia is low but not zero. Complications can occur such as inadequate pain management which may determine a patient’s willingness to undergo future procedures. Also, patients who experience adverse outcomes may require additional resources and decrease the efficiency of healthcare. (more…)

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