The Missing Link: Nurse Informatician

Lt. Col. Myong Woo is the first Army nurse informatician in theater to provide quality assurance for nurses, commanders, and health services systems management personnel. Currently, she is assigned to the Task Force Medical in Afghanistan with a dual role as the theater Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO). (more…)

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Mayo Makes Resources Available

Mayo Clinic is making their library of patient education resources available to small medical practices throughout the U.S. This is being done through an agreement with Drchrono an EHR company formed in 2009. (more…)

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Establishing eHealth Research Initiative

The “electronic Health Research Institute” (eHRI) organized in April was announced June 4th at a Summit supported by Rice University’s BioScience Research Collaborative. The goal is to catalyze the advancement and translation of information and communication technology research to enable the distance delivery of healthcare. (more…)

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SHAPE Implemented In Oregon

A western Colorado Payment reform initiative supporting integrated behavioral health in primary care settings will soon expand to Oregon. Colorado’s global payment model for primary care and behavioral health integration “Sustaining Healthcare Across Integrated Primary Care Efforts” or SHAPE, is being implemented in Bend, Oregon and surrounding counties. (more…)

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Tele-ICU Partnership Provides Solution

The Tift Regional Medical Center located south of Atlanta is a referral hospital for smaller facilities and serves a population of 250,000 people in eleven different counties. The Center has experienced extensive ICU staffing and recruitment challenges. (more…)

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Telehealth Pilot to Treat CHF

Humana Inc. a well-being company and AMC Health a provider of telehealth solutions are partnering on a telehealth pilot to improve Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) outcomes. (more…)

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Trauma Center in a Backpack

The Navy finds providing trauma care for Marines and sailors deployed in remote locations to be a daunting challenge. When a person suffers major trauma such as a shrapnel wound, serious head injury or a severe burn, it is important to have rapid access to high level medical care. However, Navy and Marine Corps personnel often suffer these types of injuries in places where such care may be many hours away. (more…)

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