eHealth Exchange Helps Veterans

As reported by the Sequoia Project www.sequoiaproject.org, over 1.5 million veterans enrolled with the Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov, have been identified as receiving part of their care with one or more of the Veteran Administration’s eHealth Exchange Community Healthcare Partners. (more…)

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Hospital’s Access to Telemedicine 24/7

Nebraska’s Memorial Health Care Systems https://www.mhcs.us, located in Seward Nebraska has a larger population of young millennials than many rural health systems. To connect with the community in ways that meet the digital access needs and preferences of the younger generation, the healthcare system has partnered with Bryan Telemedicine www.bryanhealth.com in Lincoln Nebraska to offer virtual healthcare services. (more…)

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Funds for I-ACT for Children

For a variety of reasons, medications and devices specifically developed for children have traditionally lagged behind similar products for adults. A new federally funded program intends to address these unmet medical needs by improving quality and efficiency in developing innovative pediatric medicines and devices. (more…)

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State Issues RFP for Telehealth

The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) https://mhcc.maryland.gov seeks proposals for “Telehealth Round Six-Telehealth for Medication Management and Reconciliation.” The MHCC will fund a single application on a competitive basis over an 18 month period to implement and test a telehealth use case. (more…)

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DOD’s Use of Telehealth

The GAO https://gao.gov report published November 14, 2017 describes how the Department of Defense (DOD) www.defense.gov uses telehealth for active duty service members and other beneficiaries. The report “Department of Defense: Telehealth Use in FY 2016” was presented to Congressional Committees and the public. (more…)

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NIH to Launch Data Pilot

NIH https://www.nih.gov is going to award twelve awards for $9 million to be used to launch the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase consisting of a shared virtual space where scientists will be able to test ways to store, access, and share biomedical data and analytical tools. (more…)

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Oregon Develops 2017-19 Plan

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) www.oregon.gov/OHA has been working to bring the original “Action Plan developed by both OHA and the Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB) www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB outlines key actions that OHA will take over the next two years to support the vision articulated by OHPB. (more…)

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