Call for Proposals Issued

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific has issued a Call for Proposals within the Region to find innovative research and development projects for medicines, diagnostics, and other health technologies. The goal is to find ways to treat diseases and conditions that disproportionately affect developing countries in the Western Pacific Region. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2013. (more…)

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Transitions of Care Service Launched

Hielix a professional services provider for the healthcare industry and Rural Health Innovations (RHI), a for-profit subsidiary of the National Rural Health Resource Center together have launched a new Transition of Care service tailored to small and rural healthcare providers to help them meet the requirements in Stage 2 of Meaningful Use. (more…)

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Developing Clinical Outcomes Registry

Today, the rate of serious complications from anesthesia is low but not zero. Complications can occur such as inadequate pain management which may determine a patient’s willingness to undergo future procedures. Also, patients who experience adverse outcomes may require additional resources and decrease the efficiency of healthcare. (more…)

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VNAA Releases Issue Brief

In 2011, approximately 3.4 million Medicare beneficiaries received home healthcare and the program spent about 18.4 billion on home health services. Today, payments are in decline and more cuts are on the horizon. Meanwhile the population is getting older, sicker, and demanding more and more complex services. The result is that there is a continued shift toward more skilled nursing and therapy services in the home. (more…)

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Just a Call Away

Veterans Health Administration’s VISN 20 Chief Medical Officer Frank Marre reports that VISN 20 is currently working on developing an up-to-date responsive call center. This is not a small problem as VISN 20 receives about 200,000 calls per month but roughly 40,000 veterans hang up because of poor phone service and long waits. (more…)

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Telehealth Network Valuable Asset

The REACH Montana Telehealth Network is able to link providers to each other through live interactive video technology from the hub site in Great Falls, Montana where the network currently serves rural counties in the north central region of the state. (more…)

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Telehealth Summits Announced

World Congress has announced that two upcoming meetings to focus on Telehealth and Telemedicine are coming soon. The 2nd Annual Telemedicine Summit on December 2-3, 2013 will take place in Anaheim CA and the 2014 Telehealth Summit will take place January 30-31, 2014 in Orlando Florida. (more…)

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