State Integrating Healthcare

Washington State’s Health Care Authority (HCA) https://www.hca.wa.gov on January 1, 2020, has finished a multi-year effort to integrate physical health, mental health, and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment services into one system for nearly 2 million Apple Health (Medicaid) clients.  (more…)

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Military Transforming Care

The Military Health system is implementing a new modern EHR system named MHS GENESIS that will harness advanced technology and transform how military healthcare is delivered to more than 9.5 million beneficiaries. (more…)

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Moving Ahead with New Plans

Intermountain Healthcare https://intermountainhealthcare.org unveiled plans to build the nation’s model health system for children by devoting $500 million or more for pediatric-specific projects, programs, and facilities to serve Intermountain West. The health system for children will feature advancements in pediatric health research, innovation, and state of the art technology. (more…)

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AHRQ’s New Digital Division

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality https://www.ahrq.gov within HHS has established the Division of Digital Healthcare Research https://www.digital.ahrq.gov. The Division will explore the enormous potential of data and digital research to generate new knowledge and tools that will be shareable, standards-based, publicly available, and whole-person oriented. (more…)

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VP Northwell Hosted in NYC

Iris Berman, VP of Telehealth Services at Northwell Health https://www.northwell.edu was hosted at a small group investor meeting in New York City as part of Credit Suisse’s “Healthcare Disruptive Technologies & Innovations” (HDT&I) series https://www.credit-suisse.com. (more…)

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Tech for Emergency Responders

The First Responder Network Authority or referred to as “FirstNet Authority” https://firstnet.gov  is the nation’s public safety broadband network. The network was developed by the public safety community fighting for their own network because commercial carriers weren’t meeting their needs. (more…)

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Funds for the NuCress Scaffold

The Department of Defense (DOD) https://www.defense.gov awarded a $5.6 million grant to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock https://ualr.edu to speed and advance the NuCress™ scaffold, a new bone generation technology. The NuCress scaffold is an implantable device that promotes controlled robust bone regeneration in fractures, gaps where bone is missing, and in the case of major injury defects, including previously untreatable catastrophic injuries. (more…)

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