Telehealth Helping Transplant Patients

The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) https://www.umc.edu Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Unit part of the UMMC Cancer Institute’s Interdisciplinary Hematologic Malignancies Program, uses remote patient monitoring tools developed by the university’s Telehealth Center to monitor patients at home.  https://www.umc.edu/Healthcare/Telehealth/Telehealth_Home.html(more…)

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Genetic Testing to Help Veterans

The Veterans Administration (VA) https://www.va.gov and Sanford Health Https://www.sanfordhealth.org are partnering to soon provide free genetic testing to veterans. The program called the VA “Pharmacogenomics Action for Cancer SuRvivorship” (PHASeR) testing program will begin a pilot program this year at the Durham VA Health Care System. (more…)

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Spending Millions per Hour for Healthcare

The U.S currently spends upwards of $420 million per hour on healthcare, a number that is increasing by the minute, and if current trends continue, the nation’s total healthcare spending will top $12 trillion by the year 2040 according to a new interactive website launched at the West Health Summit. The website http://healthcostcrisis.org is capable of tracking and forecasting healthcare spending in the U.S. in real time. (more…)

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Determining an Individuals’ Biology

As part of their “Healthcare Disruptive Technologies & Innovations” series, Credit Suisse hosted a small group investor dinner in March in New York City to discuss the Role of AI & Blockchain in HC Data: doc.ai Story with Walter De Brouwer, doc.ai’s Co-Founder and CEO. doc.ai is built around omics used to determine an individual’s biology. Omics includes genomics the study of genes, phenomics the study of physical traits, and exposomics, the study of environmental influences. (more…)

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Institute for Digital Health Launched

The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) https://www.mountsinai.org and the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam Germany recently formed the “Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health” https://hpi.de to conduct patient engaged and data driven research at Mount Sinai with a $15 million gift from the Hasso Plattner Foundation will be used to establish the new Institute (more…)

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$11.5 M to Invest in Technology

Fifth Eye Inc., https://fiftheye.com, a Michigan Medicine spinoff medical device software company was started in 2017. The company has received $11.5 million to support research, development, and commercialization of the company’s first product called “Analytic for Hemodynamic Instability” (AHI). (more…)

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Bill to Help Rural Health Clinics

There are approximately 4,100 Rural Health Clinics operating in the U.S and are heavily dependent on Medicare.  Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) https://www.barrasso.senate.gov and Tina Smith (D-MN) https://smith.senate.gov recently introduced the bipartisan “Rural Health Clinic Modernization Act” (S.1037) to provide regulatory relief for Rural Health Clinics while also improving reimbursements for the rural facilities. (more…)

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