Grants included in Legislation

Congressman Chris Collins from New York and Congressman Derek Kilmer from Washington co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to help scientists commercialize their ideas. As Collins reports, “This legislation addresses what we have heard time and time again called the “Valley of Death” where innovative new ideas die because there is no path to commercialization. This legislation mends that valley.” (more…)

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Grants Awarded for Technology

The University of California Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) through their California eQuality (CHeQ) program, has awarded grants for $775,000. The awards made through their Rural HIE Incentive program will help four designated health information exchange providers in rural areas. (more…)

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UNC and SAS Join Forces

The University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine at www.med.unc.edu and SAS at www.sas.com have joined forces to work on a multi-year collaboration to develop analytics driven population health management capabilities to help providers personalize care delivery for patients with Type 2 diabetes. The SAS solution will use big data to help providers identify the best way to engage individual patients in managing their diabetes and overall health. (more…)

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AirStrip ONE Launched

Palomar Health in California has just rolled out AirStrip ONE ™ at their inland north county hospitals. The advanced communication solution allows physicians to have instant access to near real-time clinical data. This enables physicians to obtain the information on their patients from their mobile phones, iPads, and other digital devices enabling Palomar Health’s medical staff to have access to their patients’ EKGs in a matter of seconds. (more…)

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Team Training Becoming the Norm

Virginia Commonwealth University a leader in inter-professional education designed to have multiple healthcare professionals work as a team and communicate effectively It takes the expertise of many different disciplines, such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, care providers, technicians and more to come together and care for a single patient. (more…)

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Hospital Maximizing Technology

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative’s (PCPCC) new report “Managing Populations, Maximizing Technology: Population Health Management in the Medical Neighborhood” was co-authored by Marci Nielsen PhD, PCPCC CEO and Michelle Shaljian, PCPCC’s Director of Public Affairs. PCPCC is working to build a strong foundation for primary care and the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). (more…)

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AHRQ Issues Funding Notice

AHRQ on November 13, 2013 issued a Funding Opportunity Notice (PA-14-001) with plans to fund exploratory and developmental research grants that would provide solid evidence that health IT improves healthcare quality. (more…)

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