News on Treating Atrial Fibrillation

Today, the current standard of treatment for atrial fibrillation is to use medication to reduce symptoms to keep arrhythmias under control. When medications no longer work, one treatment option for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation is a procedure called ablation. Ablation uses electrical energy or radiofrequency to destroy or scar certain heart tissue to block the erratic electrical signals responsible for triggering atrial fibrillation. (more…)

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Grant Forecast Seeks Rehab Technology

The Administration for Community Living https://acl.hhs.gov within HHS on November 9, 2018 posted the grant forecast “Field Initiated (FI) Projects Program” (HHS-2019-ACL-NIDILRR-IFDV-0321) with estimates total program funding will be at $1,600,000. (more…)

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Healthcare for Rural Veterans

HRSA posted an opportunity notice at https://grants.hrsa.gov on November 14, 2018 for states to apply for funding under the “Rural Veterans Health Access Program” (RVHAP). The purpose for this cooperative agreement is to provide funding to states with Critical Access Hospitals to work with providers and other partners to improve access to needed healthcare services and to continue to coordinate care for veterans living in rural areas. (more…)

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FOA to Address Rural Health Innovation

 

CMS issued the CMS Rural Health Strategy https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/OMH/Downloads/Rural-Strategy-2018.pdf to elevate rural health as an important focus of provider payment policies. This funding opportunity seeks to provide innovative mechanisms for the federal government to work collaboratively to provide technical assistance to rural healthcare stakeholders. (more…)

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CMS Administrator’s Telehealth Recap

An important conversation took place on telehealth policy as it relates to healthcare at the “Deep Dive for Health Systems: Telehealth Policy Developments” event held November 15, 2018 in Washington D.C. The Conference was presented by the Alliance for Connected Care http://www.connectwithcare.org and sponsored by Intel, American Well, and MDLIVE. (more…)

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Army Advancing TBI Drugs

The Army Medical Materiel Development Activity has awarded the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) https://www.health.mil/dha funds to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). (more…)

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Appalachia Lacks Healthcare Workers

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH)  https://www.arh.org a not-for-profit health system with 350,000 residents across Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia and in addition, serving 12 hospitals, multispecialty physician practices, home health agencies, and retail pharmacies. (more…)

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