Treating Depression in Rural Areas

Rates of depression tend to be higher in rural areas, yet rural residents may have a harder time accessing mental healthcare due to transportation issues, long wait times for an appointment can take several months, and telephone psychotherapy providers are in short supply. (more…)

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CT Receives Grant for 1st State HIE

Governor Dannel Pl. Malloy announced that the State of Connecticut will receive a grant for $12.2 million to establish the state’s first statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) expected to be operational early 2019. The grant was awarded by CMS to the Connecticut Office of Health Strategy (OHS) https://portal.ct.gov/ohs(more…)

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Neighborhoods Can Influence Health

For the first time, the government is making data publicly available to let people in the U.S see how where people live down can affect how long they may live. Although county, city, and zip code level data provides in-depth information, they often don’t tell the full story as neighborhoods right next to each other can experience drastically different opportunities for health and well-being. (more…)

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Online Tool to Help in Emergencies

Purdue University (https://www.purdue.edu has developed a new online platform called the “Social Media Analytics and Reporting Toolkit” known as SMART to help first responders monitor social media posts to find people in need of help and being rescued. (more…)

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Federal Efforts to Modernize IT

A breakfast event held September 18, 2018 kicked off the Bethesda Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association’s (AFCEA) discussion on the Federal government’s efforts to modernize the IT infrastructure. (more…)

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Telehealth to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Representative Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) https://lujan.house.gov has introduced the “Medicaid Substance Use Disorder Treatment via Telehealth Act”. This bill would provide states with options to leverage telehealth to increase services and treatments for Medicaid patients.  (more…)

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CancerLinQ’s 1st Certified EHR

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) https://www.asco.org oversees the development and operation of CancerLinQ® https://www.cancerlinq.org, a health information technology platform. CancerLinQ and Integra Connect https://www.integraconnect.com  have an agreement to collaborate on products and services needed to provide access to the CancerLinQ platform. (more…)

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