Telehealth Summits Coming Soon

World Congress has announced that two upcoming meetings focused on Telehealth and Telemedicine are coming soon. The 2nd Annual Telemedicine Summit on December 2-3, 2013 will take place in Anaheim CA and the 2014 Telehealth Summit will take place January 30-31, 2014 in Orlando Florida. (more…)

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Telemonitoring for Asthma Patients

AMC Health’s telemonitoring platform is going to be used in a research study to monitor patients that need to improve their asthma control. The goal is to see whether asthma patients are using their medications and be able to intervene as soon as possible if a problem develops. (more…)

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HHS Awards Contract

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) is responsible for the development of the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL). The ONC CHPL is an online production system operating 24/7 and is the official source for all Certified EHR Technology under the ONC HIT Certification Program. (more…)

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Health Data Challenge Launched

On October 15th, the Health Data Consortium announced that the Merck Heritage Provider Network Innovation Challenge is open for submissions. Entrants will be eligible for a prize worth $240,000 in non-dilutive capital, access to industry mentorship, an invitation to attend a boot camp, and have the opportunity to participate in a mini-pilot. (more…)

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Teleretinal Imaging Helping Veterans

A Marine Corps veteran one of 75 million Americans who is at risk for diabetic retinopathy lives in Baxter Springs, Kansas and drove 60 miles from his home to the Vinita VA Outpatient Clinic in neighboring Oklahoma to get a teleretinal imaging screening. (more…)

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California’s HIE Grants

The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) manages a four year $38.8 million HHS Cooperative Agreement grant funded under HITECH, according to the “California Health Information Exchange Program Status Report: January 2013 through June 2013” released October 2013. (more…)

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Advances in Battlefield Medicine

The Army has been making advances in battlefield medicine in treating U.S. service members in Afghanistan in a number of ways. For example, with the influx of service members living with brain injuries, the Army has created a number of concussion care centers set up to specifically treat mild traumatic brain injuries. (more…)

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