Army Signs Agreement with AmpliPhi

The Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) and AmpliPhi Biosciences Corporation have signed an agreement to develop medical products that use bacteriophages to treat burns, skin and soft tissue infections, and diarrheal diseases. (more…)

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European Scientists Study the Brain

According to researchers, 165 million Europeans are likely to experience some form of brain-related disease during their lifetime. Finding better ways of preventing and treating brain diseases is becoming urgent. ICT research is expected to deliver new insights and innovations related to TBI, mental disorders, pain, epilepsy, and pediatric conduct disorders. (more…)

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RFP Issued for Dual Eligible Project

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is developing a demonstration in the state to strengthen services and support for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. The services and supports for the dually eligible will be delivered by newly created Integrated Care Organization (ICO) and by currently existing Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHP). (more…)

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HRSA Awards Grants

HRSA has awarded grants to rural health organizations in eight states in the Delta region to address chronic diseases that disproportionately affect the region. Nearly $5.4 million will be used to improve outcomes in the prevention and care of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.  (more…)

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SAMHSA to Award IOM Contract

SAMHSA’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality within HHS published a Notice of Intent on August 6th at www.fbo.gov announcing that a contract would be awarded to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The funding would support a report on “Stage 3 MU Domains and Data Standards Determinants of Health to focus on factors influencing substance abuse risk and prognosis.  (more…)

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eHI’s Forum on Data & Analytics

The eHealth Initiative’s (eHI) 2nd Annual National Forum on Data and Analytics in Healthcare featured an array of speakers and panel discussions that tackled the difficult subject of data and analytics in a two day forum on August 1-2.  (more…)

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HHS Strategy for Accelerating HIEs

HHS released their new strategy for accelerating health information exchange to support delivery and payment.  Previously ONC and CMS released a Request for Information (RFI) on how HHS can advance interoperability and exchange. Over 200 RFI submissions from providers, payers, state-based associations and organization, and consumers were submitted.  (more…)

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