HHS Deputy Secretary Discusses Priorities

HHS Deputy Secretary Eric D. Hargan Keynoter at the “AcademyHealth 2019 Health Datapalooza” https://www.academyhealth.org event held in Washington D.C. March 27-28, told the attendees how his office has undertaken an initiative called the “Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit. (more…)

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Toolkit to Help Children with mTBI

Approximately 640,000 children 14 years and younger with suspected TBI very often go to emergency departments annually. In addition, urgent care centers and primary care physicians evaluate and manage patients with mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI). More than 80 percent of TBI cases are classified as mTBI. (more…)

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Improving Emergency Communications

The Department of Homeland Security’s https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working in conjunction with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) https://www.jpl.nasa.gov to improve the possibilities of “Internet of Things (IoT) to produce and enhance emergency communications for first responders. (more…)

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HHS Partnering to Develop Vaccine

To increase national health security against bio-threats and to protect public health, HHS https://www.hhs.gov is partnering with Public Health Vaccines, LLC in Cambridge Massachusetts http://www.phvaccines.com to develop a potential vaccine against the Marburg virus. No licensed vaccine for this virus exists today. (more…)

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Navicent Health Signs Agreements

Navicent Health’s http://www.navicenthealth.org Center for Disruption & Innovation (CfDI) is collaborating with Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center’s (ATDC) https://atdc.org Health Tech Program. This effort will help patients in central and South Georgia develop new technologies, treatments, and care created by healthcare technology-oriented companies in the state. (more…)

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Market Forces Affecting Healthcare

The American Hospital Association’s https://www.aha.org event “Building Coordinated Networks of Care in the Digital Age” held on March 20, 2019 at the National Press Club, highlighted how contemporary market forces are changing health care. Today’s healthcare environment requires understanding current trends to thoroughly understand what is happening in today’s health and medical environment. (more…)

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Teladoc Health Acquires MedecinDirect

Teladoc Health https://teladochealth.com, leader in virtual care, recently acquired Paris-based telemedicine provider MedecinDirect https://medecinDirect.fr. Combining the virtual care services of Teledoc Health with the established local medical operations of MedecinDirect, will bring the benefits of virtual care to more individuals across France. With the acquisition, the new agreement will create the French country unit of Teladoc Health. (more…)

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