1st Pregnancy Artificial Pancreas Study

NIH https://www.nih.gov awarded a grant to a multi-institutional team to conduct clinical trials to evaluate an Artificial Pancreas (AP) to help pregnant women with type 1 diabetes. The team from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences along with a team of specialists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai https://icahn.mssm.edu, the Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org, and the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute https://www.sansum.org will work together on the project. (more…)

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Controlling the Spread of Infections

CDC https://www.cdc.gov reports that nearly one million Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) occur annually and many of the 100,000 associated deaths occur in patients with compromised immune systems. While there are signs of a downward trend in the infection rate as hospitals adopt new protocols, these infections continue to represent a significant and preventable burden. (more…)

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Governor Signs Executive Order

Jared Polis, Governor of Colorado https://www.colorado.gov/governor has signed an Executive Order establishing the “Office of Saving People Money on Health Care” (The Office) to be led by the LT. Governor Dianne Primavera.  The goal is to study, identify, and implement policies that will lower healthcare costs while ensuring all Coloradans have access to affordable quality care. (more…)

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2019 Health IT Summit Held

Keynoter Barclay Butler PhD, Assistant Director of the Health Care Administration for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) kicked off the AFCEA Bethesda Maryland Chapter Health IT Summit “IT Modernization: Improving Healthcare Outcomes” on January 29, 2019 in Bethesda Maryland. (more…)

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CHA Fund Releases RFP

The Colorado Health Access (CHA) Fund managed by the Denver Foundation is improving health outcomes and increasing access to behavioral healthcare for underserved populations in the state. The Colorado Health Institute https://www.coloradohealthinstitute.org issued a report noting that that the majority of Colorado Health Statistic Regions now include mental/behavioral healthcare as a local public health priority. (more…)

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Security for 1st Responders

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) https://www.firstnet.gov an independent agency created under the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) https://www.ntia.doc.gov, is going to develop, build, and operate the country’s first Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN). (more…)

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State Releases Diabetes Report

Approximately 700,000 people in Missouri have diabetes which is 13.2 percent of the adult population, according to the “2019 Missouri Diabetes Report” submitted to the General Assembly. The report contains information on diabetes-related efforts underway in the State’s HealthNet Division and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) https://health.mo.gov. (more…)

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