Using Telemedicine in Patient Care

The report “Strategic Choice in Developing Telemedicine Observations from Three Organizations” was developed by the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis (RUPI) at the University of Iowa http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/rupi with support by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy within HHS. (more…)

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News: Oregon Health Authority

The Oregon Health Authority Authority reports that  counties within the state, tribes, and community partners are using a 2019 legislative investment of $5.6 million for 2019-2021 to continue modernizing the state’s public health system. The goal is to expand interventions to prevent and respond to emerging disease threats. (more…)

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CHNG’s Management Review

Credit Suisse’s https://www.credit-suisse.com post quarterly conference call with Change Healthcare’s (CHNG) https://www.changehealth.com management, discussed further details on the loss of a major contract, business performance by segment, expectations over the deal with McKesson (MCK), and expectations for FY20 & FY21. (more…)

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Software Authorized for Marketing

Caption Health https://captionhealth.com, a medical AI company, recently announced that the FDA has authorized the marketing of software to assist medical professionals using cardiac ultrasound, or echocardiography images. (more…)

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New USDA DLT Grants Posted

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) an agency within USDA, posted their Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program Funding Opportunity Application (FOA) (RUS-20-01-DLT) on February 10, 2020, announcing that applications are being accepted. (more…)

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HHS Secretary’s Keynote Remarks

HHS Secretary Alex Azar updated Conference attendees on developments concerning the coronavirus. He spoke at length about the progress being made to efficiently get the right data with the right information to patients and providers in the health IT and digital health field. He noted the progress being made along with his concerns at the Academy Health National Health Policy Conference co-located with Health Datapalooza held February 10-11, 2020 in Washington D.C. (more…)

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FY 2021 Budget Supports Telehealth

The President’s Proposed FY 2021 Budget stresses the need to use technology such as telehealth to transform rural health. So the budget proposes that barriers be removed to using telehealth services in rural and underserved areas. (more…)

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