GSA Awards Contract

GSA https://www.gsa.gov awarded MYnd Analytics Inc.  https://www.myndanalytics.com a five year Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract as a government supplier effective January 2019. MYnd is a predictive analytics company working to improve the delivery of mental health through the combination of telemedicine and data analytics.

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Hospital System Acquires Lumedic

Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) https://www.psjhealth.org with 51 hospitals, 829 physician clinics, along with partners employs more than 119,000 caregivers serving seven states. It was announced at the 2019 HIMSS Annual Conference that the hospital system has acquired Lumedic https://lumedic.io, a next generation revenue cycle management platform based on blockchain technology. (more…)

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Device Speeds Up Muscle Recovery

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) http://nus.edu.sg are making the recovery process much easier for patients by using a medical device capable of regenerating muscles in a non-invasive and painless manner. The device “MRegen” makes use of a specific magnetic field to trigger and amplify the biological effects of exercise which then accelerates muscle recovery. (more…)

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Advancing HIT Interoperability

On February 12, 2019 during HIMSS 2019 Conference, the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), https://www.hlc.org a coalition of CEOs from all disciplines within American healthcare, and the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), https://bipartisanpolicy.org, a non-profit organization, released a new report recommending public and private sections actions to advance health IT interoperability. (more…)

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Health Policy Institute Held in D.C.

Rural health advocates came from all over the U.S. to attend the NRHA Rural Health Policy Institute held February 5-7, 2019 in Washington D.C. They attendees heard rural health leaders express their views on what is needed to deal with issues affecting rural health facilities today. (more…)

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Partnership Awards Grants

The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics received research awards totaling nearly $5.2 million to study diabetes, stress-induced aging, Alzheimer’s disease, immigration-related obesity, and develop implantable drug testing devices. (more…)

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Toolkit to Help with the Opioid Crisis

USDA https://www.usda.gov has launched a new toolkit to help support the deployment of high-speed broadband e-connectivity in rural communities. According to the Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development, Anne Hazlett, “This user friendly tool will help rural customers find the many resources USDA has to support the expansion and use of e-Connectivity.” (more…)

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