Advancing Robotic Technology

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) https://www.lvhn.org surgeons are using robotics technology more often to reduce length of stay, blood loss, and readmissions as compared to laparoscopic surgery. LVHN is a high volume robotic surgery institution with one of the largest robotic surgery programs statewide. (more…)

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DLT Grants Available

USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program provides grants to encourage and improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telecommunications, computer networks, and related advanced technologies. USDA is giving priority to the DLT program so that applicants can propose innovative telemedicine projects to address the opioid epidemic in rural communities. (more…)

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HIT Center Up and Running

The Health Innovation and Transformation (HIT) Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) https://www,umc.edu is now going to support healthcare-related innovations not only on campus and across the state but also connect UMMC with new technologies and approaches from all over the country. (more…)

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Sharing Data More Efficiently

Five healthcare organizations launching a pilot program using blockchain technology includes Humana www.humana.com, MultiPlan http://multiplan.com, Optum www.optum.com, Quest Diagnostics www.QuestDiagnostics.com, and UnitedHealthcare www.uhc.com. The pilot will apply blockchain technology to improve data quality and reduce administrative costs. (more…)

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Guidance for Therapeutic Antibodies

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) on April 4, 2018, released the issue brief “Advancing Innovation, Competition, and Access to Therapeutic Antibodies through Patent Policy” https://www.bipartisanpolicy.org. (more…)

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Diabetes Major Concern in Rural Areas

The Southwest Rural Health Research Center https://srhrc.tamhsc.edu at Texas A&M released a study showing that the likelihood of dying from diabetes-related hospitalizations was 3.4 percent higher in rural areas than in large central metropolitan areas between 2009 and 2014. (more…)

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Highlighting Healthcare Digital Technology

The “Healthcare Digital Technology Congress: Sustainable Change for a Better Future for 2018” to be presented by the Convenzis Group, is going to provide a deep look into digital transformation and how it consistently occurs in healthcare across the UK.  (more…)

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