State’s Key Medical Innovations

Talaris Therapeutics Inc., https://talaristx.com, a privately held biotechnology company located in Kentucky, announced last April that the company had raised $100 million from investors to develop a therapy that could improve the lives of kidney transplant recipients. (more…)

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Investing in Medical Innovations

Clemson University https://www.clemson.edu and Prisma Health https://www.prismahealth.org  researchers have received funding to collaborate on developing new medical treatments and diagnostic technologies. Several Clemson-Prisma Health https://www.PrismaHealth.org collaborations have received funding from the Innovation Maturation Fund with funds ranging from $20,000 to $35,000.  (more…)

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Proposed Fund for Rural Areas

Last August, the FCC https://www.fcc.gov proposed the “Rural Digital Opportunity Fund”, to bring broadband services to millions of Americans living in rural areas. The FCC has proposed a budget of at least $20.4 billion over the next ten years to support up to gigabit speed broadband networks in rural America. (more…)

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Telehealth Helping Vets with SUDs

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) https://www.gao.gov published a report presented to Congressional Committees to study substance abuse related to Veterans Health Care. The report is titled “Services for Substance Use Disorders, and Efforts to Address Access Issues in Rural Areas” https://www.gao.gov/assets/710/702940.pdf. (more…)

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LSPs Trending in Health Systems

Long Term Strategic Partnerships (LSP) are a growing trend used within hospitals and health systems to better manage the cost and complexity of technology investments over a defined period while expanding quality access to advanced medical care. (more…)

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2020 Digital Health Outlook Survey

Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com has just published key takeaways from their “Healthcare Technology, 2020 Digital Health Outlook Survey” where investors & industry stakeholders describe what they believe is most likely to drive digital health growth and healthcare innovations in 2020. (more…)

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Montana’s Public Health Challenge

Montana is the fourth largest state in landmass in the U.S with a population of just over one million residents, faces significant public health challenges. The study funded by the Montana Healthcare Foundation (MHCF) for $1.5 million, titled “Creating a Vision for a Healthier Montana–Strengthening the Montana Public Health System” identifies the health issues needing action from state and local public health and healthcare organizations. (more…)

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