Bill Introduced to Lower Healthcare Costs

The “Lower Health Care Costs Act” (S.1895) sponsored by Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) https://www.alexander.senate.gov and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) https://www.murray.senate.gov was passed by the Senate Health Committee by a vote of 20-3 https://congress.gov. (more…)

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Tech Improving Care for Veterans

“The Rural Connection”, article authored by Kelly Lora Lewis PhD along with co-authors, published by the VA’s Office of Rural Health (ORH) https://www.ruralhealth.va.gov, reports that the VA has been working to enhance their telehealth network to improve access to connected health services for rural veterans. (more…)

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FCC Authorizes Broadband Funds

FCC https://fcc.gov has authorized over $524 million over the next decade to expand broadband to 205,520 unserved rural homes and businesses in 23 states supported by last year’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction. (more…)

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Bridging the Gap between PCPs & Specialists

Gil Addo, CEO of RubiconMD https://www.rubiconmd.com and Co-Founder and Carlos Reines President and Co-Founder, were hosted at a recent small group investor meeting in New York City as part of Credit Suisse’s https://www.credit.suisse.com “Healthcare Disruptive Technologies & Innovations” series. (more…)

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HRSA Awards Millions for HIT

HHS https://www.hhs.gov through HRSA https://www.hrsa.gov has awarded almost $42 million to 49 Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN). HCCNs are groups of health centers collaborating to improve operational and clinical practices by making technology easier for providers and patients to use, provide security for patient information, and use data to improve patient care. (more…)

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Studying Children with Spina Bifida

Children with spina bifida, a congenital condition of the spine and spinal cord, have a higher rate of obesity as compared to typically developing peers. One barrier to preventing obesity is accurately assessing body fat. (more…)

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Establishing ICU Virtual Health

The Allegheny Health Network (AHN) https://www.ahn.org and Highmark Health are partnering with Mercy Virtual, https://www.mercyvirtual.net/vicu, a subsidiary of the St. Louis-based Mercy Health System, to establish an innovative telehealth model. This model is expected to improve the delivery of critical care services in communities across western Pennsylvania. (more…)

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