Health Technology Center Launched

Advancements in deep learning, telecare, and ambient listening are transforming healthcare worldwide. To meet the needs in future technology, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) https://www.bidmc.org, a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of the Harvard Medical School, has launched a first-of-its-kind Health Technology Exploration Center (HTEC) www.htec.org. (more…)

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Healthcare Blockchain Summit Coming

The Second Annual Healthcare Blockchain Summit, organized by The Center for Business Innovation (TCBI) and Krysalis Labs, will be held in Boston on June 11-12, 2018. Blockchain technology is poised to transform healthcare services and business models. (more…)

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State Advancing Telehealth & Data

New York State is working to modernize the delivery of telehealth services. First, the State is going to propose legislation to ensure that New Yorkers covered under the Medicaid program can receive telehealth services in a wider range of settings. (more…)

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Mayo Clinic’s Robotic Study

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America. During a heart attack or during sudden cardiac arrest, time is vital. The more time that passes without therapy, the more heart muscle is permanently lost while at the same time, the risk of morbidity and mortality grows. (more…)

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Partnering on POC Diagnostics

Draper https://www.draper.com located in Massachusetts involved in the design, development, and deployment for advanced technological solutions, is partnering with HealthCubed a company selling Point-of-Care diagnostics and follow-up services www.healthcubed.com. The partners are now working together to develop low cost point-of-care diagnostics for children in low resource environments. (more…)

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Improving Healthcare for Veterans

The VA MISSION Act (H.R. 5674/S.2193) has passed and will strengthen healthcare services at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) https://www.va.gov. The Act will expand the VA’s community care programs to all generations so veterans will be able to receive care in their own communities. In the interim, the bill authorizes and appropriates funding for the VA to continue the Veterans Choice Program until the new Veterans Community Care Program is implemented. (more…)

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Data Tool to Fight Opioid Epidemic

A new data visualization tool referred to as the “Appalachian Overdose Mapping Tool” http://overdosemappingtool.norc.org is a resource solely focused on Appalachia. This unique tool provided by NORC at the University of Chicago www.norc.org, and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) https://www.arc.gov, illustrates the relationship in each Appalachian county by determining overdose deaths and socioeconomic factors. (more…)

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