Vidyo & ANTHC Partnering

Vidyo, Inc. and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) are partnering to add Vidyo’s visual communications to ANTHC’s existing statewide telehealth network called AFHCAN.  ANTHC encompasses every city and village in Alaska, serving the majority of the state’s population through the AFHCAN telehealth program. (more…)

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Integrating DOD & VA Records

Frank Kendall, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics responsible for DOD’s electronic healthcare records integration with the VA is focusing on two issues. The first issue requires the agencies to seamlessly integrate their health-record sharing so records so that service members are able to transfer smoothly to the VA system as they leave active duty. (more…)

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Analyzing Genomic Cancer Data

The University of Chicago launched the first secure cloud-based computing system that enables researchers to analyze human genomic cancer information without the costly and cumbersome infrastructure normally needed to download and store massive amounts of data. (more…)

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Nourishing Kids Using Telemedicine

An article posted on Heartland Telehealth Resource Center site, describes how the Kansas University Pediatric Telemedicine Feeding Clinic made up of an interdisciplinary team of therapists, psychologists, dietitians, and nurses, is addressing feeding and eating issues in children across Kansas and especially children in rural areas (more…)

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$485 M to Expand Rural Broadband

Today, almost 15 million Americans, most of them living in rural areas lack broadband. The FCC just announced that the second release of Phase I funds for the Connect American Fund will offer up to $485 million to expand broadband in rural America for both fixed and mobile broadband expansion in unserved areas. (more…)

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$800,000 for Research

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in partnership with the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) is accepting applications for mentored research projects to examine the organization, financing, delivery, and quality of public health services and the resulting impact on population health. (more…)

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Support for Virtual Medical Center

On May 10th the Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation, along with the Assistant Program Manager for Medical Simulations, and the Veterans Health Administration Team, issued a questionnaire so that firms and companies could indicate their interest and capability to establish a Virtual Medical Center (VMC). Capabilities statements were to be submitted by May 15th. (more…)

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