Index Reports Results

Royal Philips www.usa.philips.com has released the results of their second annual Future Health Index (FHI), an international study of the general population and healthcare professionals. FHI reports their views on healthcare access, integration, and connected care technologies. (more…)

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VA’s Decision on Next Gen EHR

On June 5, 2017, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Dr. David J. Shulkin announced his decision related to the next-generation EHR system for the Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov . As announced, the VA will adopt the same EHR system as the Department of Defense www.defense.gov now known as MHS GENESIS. (more…)

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Closing the Rural Access Gap

Ashley Thompson, Senior VP of Public Policy Analysis and Development at the American Hospital Association (AHA) www.aha.org recently responded to the FCC’s www.fcc.gov request for comments requested in the Federal Register. AHA’s comments centered on how to increase better access to healthcare and how the FCC can better advance the adoption and accessibility of broadband-enabled healthcare solutions in rural and underserved areas of the country. (more…)

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DHA Awards HIT SIN Contract

The first major award to include the new Health IT “Special Item Number (SIN 132-56)” on the IT Schedule 70 was made by the Defense Health Agency (DHA www.health.mil.dha. Using Health IT (SIN) will enable both agency customers and industry partners to benefit. The result of using health IT (SIN) makes it possible to separate health IT from other IT Schedule 70 services. This has resulted in a simplified procurement process now being used for health IT services. (more…)

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Colorado Awards $2.9 Million

The Colorado Economic Development Commission (EDC) http://choosecolorado.com recently approved $2.9 million in Advanced Industries Accelerator (AIA) grants to go to 18 Colorado companies with technologies that will impact key industries from health to manufacturing. (more…)

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SSM Improving Care in EDs

SSM Integrated Health Technologies (SSMIHT) www.ssmiht.com has formed a technology hub so that SSM Health Care www.ssmhealth.com, can efficiently utilize information and clinical engineering systems. (more…)

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Draft HIT Strategic Framework

The Networking and Information Technology R&D (NITRD) www.nitrd.gov program is the primary source for information on federally funded work on the areas of advanced information technologies, computing, networking, and software. (more…)

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