USAID Issues Grant Notice

The U.S, Agency for International Development (USAID) posted the grant notice “Country Health Information Systems and Data Use” (CHISU) on October 18, 2019 with estimated funding for $200,000,000. (more…)

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USDA Investing in Broadband

USDA https://www.usda.gov has announced several investments in the first round of USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program investments in high speed broadband infrastructure to create or improve rural e-Connectivity. These funding announcements are included in the first round of USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program https://www.usda.gov/econnect/program.
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Norway Seeks Technology

According to market intelligence available from the U.S Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration https://www.trade.gov, Norway spends more of their GDP (10.5%) on healthcare than any other country in the world, except the U.S. and Switzerland. (more…)

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“The Clinic” to Offer Virtual Health

A new initiative with Cleveland Clinic https://my.clevelandclinic.org and American Well https://www.americanwell.com partnering is going to provide broad access to comprehensive and high-acuity care services via telehealth. Together, the organizations are forming a Cleveland-based joint venture company named “The Clinic™” to offer virtual care from Cleveland Clinic’s specialized experts through American Well’s established digital health technology platform. (more…)

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Reducing the High Cost of Drugs

A Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) https://bipartisan.org report released October 22, 2019 makes the case for U.S policymakers to consider two ways to reduce the high cost of medications by using external and internal reference pricing. (more…)

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Credit Suisse Hosts Execs in Chicago

Credit Suisse, https://www.credit-suisse.com hosted their first “Healthcare Disruptive Technologies & Innovations (HCDT&I) day in Chicago. Keynoters included Executives from the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTel) https://ctel.org along with other top executives to include:
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