Support for Broadband in Alaska

According the FCC’s 2018 data, 25 million Americans and 31 percent of rural Americans do not have broadband available to them. NTIA’s BroadbandUSA https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov Technical Team is establishing broadband in rural communities such as in rural Alaska. (more…)

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Grants to Help Rural Hospitals

HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Policy https://www.hrsa.gov/rural-health/index.html posted grant notice (HRSA-18-121) on May 18, 2018, seeking applications for their “Vulnerable Rural Hospitals Assistance Program” (VRHAP). Funding for $800,000 has been estimated to provide targeted in-depth assistance to vulnerable rural hospitals within communities struggling to maintain healthcare services. (more…)

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Gearing Up for the Future

GSA’s Technology Modernization Fund Program Management Office (TMF PMO) and GSA’s Emerging Citizen Technology Office (ECTO) are partnering to help agencies advance in modernizing efforts related to technologies. (more…)

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Fostering Healthcare Innovation

Top experts shared insights related to healthcare and developing innovative approaches to help reduce costs and improve outcomes in healthcare, at the NIHCM Foundation https://www.nihcm.org, event “Reimagining Health Care in America” held on Capitol Hill on May 14, 2018. (more…)

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Sequoia Project Supports PULSE

The Sequoia Project www.sequoiaproject.org, a non-profit public-private collaborative, fully supports multiple independent health IT interoperability initiatives. Sequoia also supports the CMS https://www.cms.gov nationwide deployment plan for the health IT disaster response platform known as the “Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE). (more…)

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Army Improving Medical Care

“Army medicine has improved their comprehensive pain management program to help reduce a service member’s or dependent’s reliance on opioids or other pain medications”, according to Lt. General Nadja Y. West, Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S Army Medical Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. (more…)

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India’s AI & Data Analytics Progress

Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data analytics are propelling innovation in many parts of the world. For example, China has committed $150 billion towards their goal of becoming a world leader in AI by 2030. However, the U.S government is investing only $1.1 billion in non-classified AI research, while the private sector is spending billions in many different sectors. (more…)

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