Aspen Institute Seeks “Big Ideas”

Former Secretaries of HHS Kathleen Sebelius and Tommy Thompson, Co-Chairs of the Aspen Health Strategy Group (AHSG) as part of the Health, Medicine and Society program at the Aspen Institute https://www.aspeninstitute.org seeks creative approaches and “Big Ideas” on how to prevent chronic diseases. (more…)

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VA Using Tech to Provide Care

The Veterans Administration (VA) https://www.va.gov recently announced a new federal rule to allow VA doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers to administer care to veterans using telehealth regardless of where in the U.S the provider or veteran are located. This also includes care if the care will occur across state lines or outside a VA facility. (more…)

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CMS Launches Rural Health Strategy

CMS https://www.cms.gov recently launched the agency’s first Rural Health Strategy http://go.cms.gov/ruralhealth to help improve access to high quality affordable healthcare in rural communities. The new rural strategy includes reducing regulatory burdens and empowering patients and providers to make more informed decisions about their healthcare. (more…)

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Behavioral HIT Bill Clears Senate

Since 2011, the federal government has distributed $38 billion in incentive payments to healthcare providers to adopt EHRs. However, psychologists, community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, and others that specialize in treating addiction and mental health conditions do not qualify for this funding. (more…)

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Achieving Worker & Health Safety

The increase in the use of robots in the healthcare field will have significant implications for worker safety and health. There is a need to address the safety issues since the future use of robots may have robots working as a team with humans. (more…)

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HRSA Issues New Grant Notice

HRSA https://www.hrsa.gov released grant notice (HRSA 1-18-032) on May 9, 2018 titled “Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program” (EB-THNP) with estimated program funding for $4,900,000. (more…)

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Sensor Used to Detect Preeclampsia

Purdue University https://www,purdue.edu researchers are developing an app plus wearable technology to enable pregnant women to use a smartphone to detect whether they have or are susceptible to a condition that could lead to serious health complications for them or their unborn child. (more…)

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