Federal Partners Discuss Health IT

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator’s www.healthit.gov 2017 Annual Meeting held in Washington D.C November 30-December 1, 2017, featured keynotes, panels, and breakout sessions discussing many issues related to interoperability and usability. (more…)

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Telehealth for Underserved Populations

Intermountain Healthcare https://intermountainhealthcare.org, United Way of Salt Lake, https://uw.org and Promise South Salt Lake www.southsaltlakecity.com have started using are telehealth to help provide care in underserved populations. The partners have opened a telehealth kiosk to provide low-cost care to underserved populations in the City of South Salt Lake.  (more…)

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Bioelectronic Device Wins Challenge

Northwell Health https://www.northwell.edu held an Innovation Challenge, a system-wide call to all employees to present new ideas. NeuroGuard a bioelectronic device, won the award for the device  developed by Chad Bouton Director of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research’s Center for Bioelectronic Medicine and Mohamed Ahmed MD, PhD,  Neonatal Perinatal Research Director at the Feinstein Institute http://www.feinsteininstitute.org. (more…)

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POCUS Used to Monitor Patients

Internal medicine physicians and residents are starting to make their hospital rounds with Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) to help make diagnoses. POCUS has been around for about two decades in emergency rooms, however, in the past five to ten years, it has been increasingly used in other areas of medicine. (more…)

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Bronx Community Hit by Opioid Crisis

In 2016, more Bronx residents died of drug overdoses than in any other New York City borough, with fatal overdoses being at their highest since at least 2000 when official data was made available. (more…)

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USDA Investing in Rural Healthcare

Recently, it was announced that USDA https://www.usda.gov was providing more than $1 billion in FY 2017 to help improve access to healthcare services for 2.5 million people in rural communities in 41 states. So far, USDA has invested in 97 rural healthcare projects through the “Community Facilities Direct Loan Program” www.rd.usda.gov used to fund essential community services. (more…)

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Funds for Pharmacy Practices Research

The ASHP Research and Education Foundation www.asjpfoundation.org awarded funding to new investigators to study advances in pharmacy practices through the 2017-2018 “New Investigator Research Grant Program www.ashpfoundation.or/NewInvestigatorGrantees. (more…)

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