Navy to Advance Tech Initiatives

Accenture Federal Services, (AFS) https://www.accenturefederal.com, a subsidiary of Accenture, has been awarded a five year IDIQ contract valued at more than $79 million. The contract will provide support to BUMED https://www.med.navy.mil also known as Navy Medicine as they advance health informatics, virtual health, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiatives. This will empower data-driven decisions at the intersection of health IT, patient care, healthcare operations, and readiness. (more…)

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HRSA Awards Grant

More than 13,000 Michigan children up to 17 years old have active epilepsy and approximately 25 percent of Michigan’s youth population resides in rural areas. Grant funding for $1.66 million for children in Michigan with epilepsy, will have expanded services provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs (MDHHS). (more…)

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Study: Proton Therapy for Cancer

In a study conducted by Washington University School of Medicine and the Perelman School of Medicine found that using proton therapy to treat non-metastatic cancers showed a reduction in severe side effects as compared to other therapy options. (more…)

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Agencies Should Explore HiAP

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) https://bipartisanpolicy.org new report “Health in All Policies: Exploring the Role of Three Federal Departments in Influencing Health”, recommends ways for Federal agencies to use the “Health in All Policies” (HiAP) approach to mitigate the impact of social determinants of health across all levels of federal policymaking to improve health outcomes. (more…)

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New Gateway Technology Introduced

The eHealth Exchange https://www.ehealthexchange.org, the largest nationwide health information network connecting public and private sectors formed a decade ago by ONC, has introduced their new gateway technology to simplify connectivity via a single connection to the nation. (more…)

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CTel Hosted at Investor Meetings

Recently, Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com hosted Christa Natoli, Deputy Executive Director, Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) https://ctel.org and Aileen Berquist, Project Coordinator for External Affairs at investor meetings held in New York City. CTeL was established as the prominent “go to” legal and regulatory organization in the field of telehealth and e-health related issues. (more…)

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VA Lab Helps to Develop Device

Catherine Abee working at the VA Pittsburgh Health System https://www.pitsburgh.va.gov as a respiratory therapist, envisioned developing a device to warm an area on the patient’s body when testing for the amount of oxygen in the patient’s bloodstream.  (more…)

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