Advocates for Value-Based Care

The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy https://healthpolicy.duke.edu and West Health https://www.westhealth.org are going to collaborate on a three year research initiative to advance and accelerate value-based payment reform in the U.S healthcare system. (more…)

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Company Focused on Telehealth

Credit Suisse https://www.credit.org as part of their “Healthcare Disruptive Technologies and Innovations Series” hosted Joe Brennan, Founder of Moonshot Health Consulting, a company focused exclusively on telehealth at a virtual meeting with a group of investors. Before starting Moonshot Health Consulting, https://moonshot-health.com he served as the Senior Director of MedNow, the telehealth division of a 15 hospital, nonprofit health system based in Western Michigan. (more…)

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Technology to Fight COVID-19

A team of scientists from Stanford University https://stanford.edu are working with researchers at the Molecular Foundry https://foundry.lbl.gov, a nanoscience user facility, located at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory https://lbl.gov. The goal is to develop a gene-targeting antiviral agent to use against COVID-19. (more…)

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HHS Issues RFI on COVID-19

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health within HHS https://hhs.gov/ash/index.html seeks information to gain a comprehensive understanding of how organizations, networks, non-federal government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders in the U.S have defined as “resilience” in their respective components of the health system. Resilience within components of the health system can include the use of data, and using analytic approaches and proven indicators. (more…)

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Healthcare Coalition Publishes Dashboard

In March 2020, private sector organizations formed the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition, a collaborative industry response to the novel coronavirus. Mayo Clinic, Leavitt Partners, and several MIT faculty leaders were among the first to join in this effort. Today the Coalition is comprised of more than 900 healthcare organizations, technology firms, and nonprofits. (more…)

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NSF Exploring COVID Challenges

The National Science Foundation (NSF) https://www.nsf.gov is accepting ideas and proposals on how to conduct non-medical, non-clinical care research to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19. The goal is to educate others about the science of virus transmission and prevention. (more…)

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Innovation in Medical Imaging

Atrium Health https://atriumhealth.org is using a new Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) device. The device produced by the Butterfly Network, Inc. https://butterflynetwork.com is the first portable single-probe whole body ultrasound device. (more…)

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