RFP Seeks Radiology Equipment

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Rural Healthcare program provides funding for innovative projects that use information technologies to connect rural patients.  Patients connected to emergency medical care, receive the latest medical therapies available to patients in remote areas, plus state-of-the-art training for rural hospitals and EMS personnel is also provided. (more…)

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Data Integration Challenges Executives

It was found in a survey that due to system and integration challenges, 44 percent of health IT executives are unable to use all available data which is costing health and human services agencies an estimated $342 billion loss per year. (more…)

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Grants to Help 911 Call Centers

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration within the Department of Commerce https://www.ntia.doc.gov and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) https://www.nhtsa.gov posted a grant notice on August 3, 2018. (more…)

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State Organizations Sharing Data

Three of Colorado’s clinical health data organizations are partnering with Denver-based BurstiQ http://www.burstiq.com to aggregate, consolidate, and share clinical quality measure data across the state. The partnering organizations include the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) http://www.corhio.org, Quality Health Network (QHN) https://qualityhealthnetwork.org, and the Colorado Community Managed Care Network (CCMCN) http://www.ccmcn.com. (more…)

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Partnership Grants to Improve Care

The Peterson Center on Healthcare https://petersonhealthcare.org is partnering with the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (Camden Coalition) https://www.camdenhealth.org and Health Quality Partners (HQP) https://www.hqp.org to improve care and lower costs for high need patients. (more…)

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Management Tool Reduces Hospitalizations

After several hospitalizations a patient with COPD and CHF was connected to a home-based health management tool called vEngagement. Mercy “vEngagement” is targeted to patients with multiple chronic conditions who are frequently in and out of the emergency room and hospital.  (more…)

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NIH Awards Grant for $17.1 Million

NIH has awarded Avera’s Research’s https://www.avera.org  Institute’s Center for Pediatric and Community Research, a $17.1 million grant program to continue to work on the “Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes” (ECHO) Study http://echochildren.org. (more…)

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