Pioneering Program Integrates Data

The Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare has launched a pioneering program to support a redesigned care delivery system. Patient data collected at home such as vital signs including blood pressure, weight, and blood glucose is transmitted electronically. The vital signs are viewable through the Partners HealthCare medical records system with the data accessible within the established clinical workflow. (more…)

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Challenges in Space and on Earth

The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) Industry Forum launched SMARTCAP-Accel, a grant funding program to help small U.S. based companies who are in or have graduated from business accelerators develop products for spaceflight. (more…)

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Telehealth: Lee Memorial Health System

Honeywell HomMed’s new White Paper “The Role of Telehealth in an Integrated Health Delivery System” describes how telehealth can provide the bridge between patients and healthcare providers. (more…)

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The Missing Link: Nurse Informatician

Lt. Col. Myong Woo is the first Army nurse informatician in theater to provide quality assurance for nurses, commanders, and health services systems management personnel. Currently, she is assigned to the Task Force Medical in Afghanistan with a dual role as the theater Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO). (more…)

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Mayo Makes Resources Available

Mayo Clinic is making their library of patient education resources available to small medical practices throughout the U.S. This is being done through an agreement with Drchrono an EHR company formed in 2009. (more…)

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Establishing eHealth Research Initiative

The “electronic Health Research Institute” (eHRI) organized in April was announced June 4th at a Summit supported by Rice University’s BioScience Research Collaborative. The goal is to catalyze the advancement and translation of information and communication technology research to enable the distance delivery of healthcare. (more…)

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SHAPE Implemented In Oregon

A western Colorado Payment reform initiative supporting integrated behavioral health in primary care settings will soon expand to Oregon. Colorado’s global payment model for primary care and behavioral health integration “Sustaining Healthcare Across Integrated Primary Care Efforts” or SHAPE, is being implemented in Bend, Oregon and surrounding counties. (more…)

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