VT Pilots to Manage Chronic Pain

Vermont Governor Phil Scott http://governor.vermont.gov is confronting the opioid epidemic in his state. In his testimony before Congress, the Governor outlined Vermont’s focus on Prevention, Recovery, Treatment, and Enforcement. (more…)

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Enabling Doctors & Records to Connect

Millions had to evacuate because of the severity of Hurricane Florence which has had an effect on healthcare information needs. The “Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange” (GRAChIE) https://grachie.org is working to connect eHealth Exchange participants in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida so important information can be retrieved from medical records. (more…)

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News on Pediatric Medical Devices

Some pediatric medical devices are designed specifically for children, while others are borrowed from adult applications or produced for more general use. Designing medical devices for children can be challenging since children are often smaller and more active than adults. In addition, body structures and functions change throughout childhood, and children may require the device long term which can bring a life time of exposure to implanted materials. (more…)

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Protecting Wireless Devices

Virginia Tech https://vt.edu is working towards harnessing a new area of artificial intelligence to improve wireless performance related to wireless devices. The university and the start-up DeepSig https://www.deepsig.io an Arlington-based company, recently signed a licensing agreement towards achieving that goal. (more…)

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NeKY RHIO Achieving Success

Able to effectively share information, the Northeast Kentucky Regional Health Information Organization (NeKY RHIO https://www.nekyrhio.org primarily serves Kentucky’s Rural Health Clinics. The RHIO uses grant funding to expand services throughout the rural areas to provide a variety of products and services. (more…)

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Ensuring a Better Diagnosis

A coalition of more than 40 healthcare and patient advocacy organizations have launched an effort to improve the quality of medical diagnoses, especially diagnoses that can result in patient harm. Researchers estimate that up to 80,000 deaths a year in U.S hospitals can be attributed to inaccurate or delayed diagnoses. (more…)

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Focusing on Children & Opioids

The CMS Innovation Center https://innovation.cms gov announced a new model to address the impact of the opioid crisis for children. The model is going to focus on children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) who have physical and behavioral health needs, which can include substance use. (more…)

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