Appalachia Lacks Healthcare Workers

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH)  https://www.arh.org a not-for-profit health system with 350,000 residents across Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia and in addition, serving 12 hospitals, multispecialty physician practices, home health agencies, and retail pharmacies. (more…)

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NSF Funds $10 M for AI Security

Recent advances in machine learning have vastly improved the capabilities of computational reasoning in various domains, exceeding human-level performance in many tasks. However, significant vulnerabilities still remain as image recognition systems can be easily deceived, malware detection models can be evaded, and models meant to catch problems can be left vulnerable if they are attacked and manipulated. (more…)

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SDSU to Create New Center

San Diego State University (SDSU) https://www.sdsu.edu received a $19.9 million award to create a new center for transdisciplinary research on health disparities throughout the San Diego area. SDSU’s “HealthLINK Center” will build collaborative partnerships between the university and community health entities to enhance the research infrastructure at SDSU. Plans are to improve critical health research and services to improve the well-being of the region’s most underserved populations. (more…)

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IHS Policy to Expand Telemedicine

The Indian Health Service (IHS) https://www.ihs.gov has released their new “Internet Eligible Controlled Substance Provider Designation Policy” designed to increase access to treatments for  opioid use disorders to help American Indians and Alaska Natives living in rural or remote areas. (more…)

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Advancing Telemedicine’s Future

The Internet Innovation Alliance https://internetinnovation.org, a non-profit association sponsored a briefing October 31, 2018 at the National Press Club to discuss s number of factors related to stepping up telemedicine especially in rural communities. (more…)

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HHS & Partners Fighting Health Threats

HHS within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) https://www.phe.gov/aspr and Johnson & Johnson are expanding a strategic partnership to protect against threats affecting the health of the population. (more…)

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Health Affairs Issue on Patient Safety

The November issue of Health Affairs https://www.healthaffairs.org sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation https://www.moore.org, explores how hospital work environments can impact safety and how the use of health information technologies can be upgraded to reduce medication errors. Researchers need to study how electronic health records can affect safety not only in hospitals but also in the general healthcare provider environment. (more…)

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