Public Health Foundation Releases RFI

The “Training Finder Real-time Affiliated Integrated Network” or referred to as the “TRAIN Learning Management Network” has been developing a competent public health workforce since 2003. TRAIN’s centralized searchable database is a comprehensive catalog used by public health professionals and contains over 29,000 course listings from over 4,000 training providers. (more…)

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Consulting with “Specialist Reviewers”

Patients referred to specialists by Primary Care Physicians (PCP) often do not benefit from the visit, either because the visit is not medically necessary or because PCPs and specialists do not communicate effectively about the referred patient. (more…)

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VHA Working with IHS

Several years ago, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop innovative Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) pilot projects to service American Indian (AI) veterans who live on rural AI reservations. (more…)

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Health Monitoring Helps Seniors

Fujitsu Laboratories and Fujitsu Ireland have launched the KIDUKU Project, a research initiative that provides monitoring services to senior citizens living in assisted independent living environments plus patients that live in smart houses. (more…)

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Telepsychiatry Plan Announced

In recent years, North Carolina faced high Emergency Department (ED) admissions related to an increase in behavioral health issues. It has been reported by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that more than 25 percent of individuals experiencing mental health crises that were admitted to EDs, return to the ED within 30 days. (more…)

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Canada’s e-Health Innovations Program

The Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) in partnership with the CIHR Institute of Aging, and the International Development Research Centre have announced funding for their e-Health Innovations (2013) program to support more efficient population and individualized healthcare in Canada. (more…)

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States to Share Medicaid Technology

The states of Michigan and Illinois have created an interstate alliance to enable Illinois to access Michigan’s Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) as a shared cloud-based service. The Illinois MMIS is more than 30 years old and the state has been working on an economical way to implement a replacement system. Through the Illinois Michigan Program Alliance for Core Technology (IMPACT) project, Illinois will be able to modernize its outdated MMIS system. (more…)

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