GAO’s Report on Telehealth

GAO https://www.gao.gov released the report “Telehealth Use in Medicare and Medicaid” on July 20, 2017 www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-760T with highlights obtained from testimony by A. Nicole Clowers, GAO’s Managing Director for Health Care. The testimony was submitted to the House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade, the Subcommittee on Health and Technology, and the Committee on Small Business. (more…)

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Fighting Cyber Attacks

“Healthcare systems and technologies are under attack like they have never been before”, according to Leo Scanlon CISSP, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Cybersecurity Advisor for Healthcare Cybersecurity at HHS www.hhs.gov. “We need to be able to deliver effective and safe care so that patient safety is not exposed to unnecessary risk.” (more…)

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New Investors Award Millions

The company 410 Medical Inc. http://410medical.com, a medical device company focused on developing innovative technologies for the resuscitation of critically ill patients, has received $2.1 million in additional funding for their Series A financing bringing the Series A total to $5.3 million. (more…)

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HIT & Digital Health Sets Record

Mercom Capital Group LLC www.mercomcapital.com a global communications and research firm, has released reports covering Health IT/Digital Health on funding plus Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Health IT/Digital Health sector for the second quarter and first half of 2017. The report shows that 2017 is shaping up to be a blockbuster year globally. To learn more about the details in the report, go to http://bit.ly/MercomHITQ22017. (more…)

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FNIH Launches New Projects

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) https://fnih.org recently launched a new project to shorten the treatment times for Tuberculosis (TB) in drug-sensitive patients which uses individualized therapy. (more…)

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Connecting Rural Vets to Providers

The VA is continuing to develop new digital solutions to give rural veterans more access to their healthcare teams. To meet this need, the VA Office of Connected Care has developed the Patient Viewer App so now it is possible to see information on consults, medications, problem lists, vital signs, and lab results. (more…)

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Glass Enterprise Pairs with swyMed

Alphabet X (the parent company of Google) announced the return of Glass now referred to as “Glass Enterprise Edition”. The original Glass concept used a very small computer with a transparent display that clipped onto glasses or industry frames, and then brought information into view so it was not necessary for the user to switch focus from their hands. (more…)

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