EHRs in Underserved Areas

Physician practices especially those in medically underserved areas, face multiple barriers to adopting and using EHRs due to financial burdens and the lack of IT resources and expertise. EHRs are particularly valuable in underserved areas because they can flag much needed services to prevent illnesses, make records more accurate, and be easily shared among providers. (more…)

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Upgrading & Funding Technology

U.S Senators Jay Rockefeller, Joe Manchin, and Congressman Nick Rahall recently announced a multi-million dollar federal award to help expand broadband infrastructure and high-speed internet access to at least 40,000 rural homes and businesses in West Virginia. (more…)

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Delta Region Receives Funding

USDA Rural Development’s Delta Health Care Services Grant Program recently awarded funding. The grant program provides financial assistance to address the continued unmet health needs in the Delta region. Since 2009, USDA has supported ten projects with almost $6 million available through the grant program. (more…)

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Software Helps with UDI

The new FDA rule requires that a label with the device package must be submitted for each medical device and must include a Unique Device Identification (UDI). The UDI must be in plain text and in a form that uses Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technology to automatically identify objects. (more…)

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HRSA Releases Funding Notice

HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) has released  a funding notice on the FY 2014 “Rural Health Network Development Grant Program” (RHND). The grant funding supports rural integrated healthcare networks with a history of collaboration. This is important so that networks are able to develop and maintain collaborative relationships to integrate systems of care administratively, clinically, and financially. (more…)

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Aspen Institute Holds Briefing

Aspen Institute held a briefing September 25th to discuss the lessons learned from the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovation Project. For the past two years, Aspen Institute in partnership with WellPoint Inc. produced the white paper “Reinventing Health Care: Barriers to Innovation”. (more…)

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CDC Speeds ELR Adoption

CDC is making the effort to speed the process for correct information to get to health departments quickly to recognize disease outbreaks. The agency recently announced in their newest issue of “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that getting the lab information to the right place at the right time is beginning to pay off. (more…)

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