Army’s Behavioral Health Services

 The Madigan Army Medical Center https://www.mamc.amedd.army.mil is just one of a handful of defense locations that offers all 12 behavioral health services programs in house. Lt. Col. Kevin Goke, Installation Director for Psychological Health and Chief of Behavioral Health, reports that Madigan offers a wide range of outpatient treatment processes to comprehensive inpatient care. (more…)

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World Leaders Launch GDHI

In May, the World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva Switzerland launched the “Global Digital Health Index” (GDHI), an interactive digital resource. GDHI is able to track, monitor, and evaluate the use of digital technology for health across countries to help foreign ministries, funders, policy makers, and industry make informed strategic decisions for the development of digital health solutions. (more…)

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Funds & Tools to Fight Opioid Crisis

HHS https://www.hhs.gov/opioids recently announced that the agency is making $350 million available in new funding to expand access to substance use disorders and mental health services at community health centers in the U.S. (more…)

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Defense Health Agency Issues RFI

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) https://www.health.mil/dha posted the Special Notice titled “Military Health System Virtual Health Program Request for Information” (RFI) on June 14, 2018, to obtain information for their “DHA Industry Partner Network (IPN) Virtual Health (VH) Program” (Solicitation Number HT0050IPNRF15_20186). (more…)

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Moving to Non-Traditional Antibiotics

An event held in Washington D.C on June 14, 2018 convened by the Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University https://healthpolicy.duke.edu and supported by a cooperative agreement with FDA https://www.fda.gov, focused on the topic “Understanding the Development Challenges Associated with Emerging Non-Traditional Antibiotics”. (more…)

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Using Tele-ICU to Monitor Patients

The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) https://www.muskogee.va.gov serves veterans in a 25 county region with facilities in Tulsa and other rural communities in the state. EOVAHACS and the Cincinnati VA Medical Center’s https://www.cincinnati.va.gov tele-ICU Monitoring Center have partnered to help veterans in Oklahoma in the ICU and the emergency department have access to 24/7 remote patient monitoring. (more…)

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Texas Clinics Receive $10 Million

The Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) http://www.episcopalhealth.org in Houston Texas, recently awarded grants totaling $10 million to community-based clinics across the state. The goal is to strengthen the clinics and organizations in the state to provide a wider range of health services in an increased effort to identify and prevent the underlying causes of poor health in local communities. (more…)

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