Still Time to Register for ATA

The 2013 ATA Fall Forum to be held September 8-10 at the Sheraton Centre will have many sessions exploring telemedicine as the solution to dealing with healthcare’s biggest problems such as reducing readmissions, dealing with chronic care issues, developing effective payment models and much more… (more…)

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EHRs Provide More Accurate Care

A new study conducted by researchers at the Columbia University School of Nursing and partner institutions, shows that structured timely record-sharing enables more accurate care for individuals and produces more cohesive data for informing public health policy. (more…)

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Army Signs Agreement with AmpliPhi

The Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) and AmpliPhi Biosciences Corporation have signed an agreement to develop medical products that use bacteriophages to treat burns, skin and soft tissue infections, and diarrheal diseases. (more…)

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European Scientists Study the Brain

According to researchers, 165 million Europeans are likely to experience some form of brain-related disease during their lifetime. Finding better ways of preventing and treating brain diseases is becoming urgent. ICT research is expected to deliver new insights and innovations related to TBI, mental disorders, pain, epilepsy, and pediatric conduct disorders. (more…)

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RFP Issued for Dual Eligible Project

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is developing a demonstration in the state to strengthen services and support for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. The services and supports for the dually eligible will be delivered by newly created Integrated Care Organization (ICO) and by currently existing Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHP). (more…)

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HRSA Awards Grants

HRSA has awarded grants to rural health organizations in eight states in the Delta region to address chronic diseases that disproportionately affect the region. Nearly $5.4 million will be used to improve outcomes in the prevention and care of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.  (more…)

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SAMHSA to Award IOM Contract

SAMHSA’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality within HHS published a Notice of Intent on August 6th at www.fbo.gov announcing that a contract would be awarded to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The funding would support a report on “Stage 3 MU Domains and Data Standards Determinants of Health to focus on factors influencing substance abuse risk and prognosis.  (more…)

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