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By Bernie Monegain 10:17 am May 12, 2015
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced Thursday the six winners of its inaugural Market R&D Pilot Challenge. ONC awarded a total of $300,000 in funding for the projects.
By Mike Miliard 09:51 am May 06, 2015
A new telehealth platform released this week by Boston-based American Well marks a pivot point, says CEO Roy Schoenberg, focusing on enabling physicians to more easily integrate video conferencing into their workflows.
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By Bernie Monegain 11:05 am May 04, 2015
Royal Philips and Arizona-based Banner Health say they have saved 27 percent in cost as the result of their at-home telehealth pilot program for patients with multiple chronic conditions.
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By Bernie Monegain 10:15 am April 30, 2015
In what UPMC executives call a significant expansion of its long-time partnership in Colombia, they announced today a 10-year agreement with the Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia to develop and co-manage an oncology center in the South American country.
By Bernie Monegain 02:57 pm April 29, 2015
After a year of listening to patients, innovators, researchers, providers, consumers and regulators, Energy and Commerce Committee leaders from both parties have released a draft bill aimed at furthering its work on the 21st Century Cures initiative.
Crystal ball
By Mike Miliard 11:13 am April 28, 2015
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, former National Coordinator David Blumenthal, MD, conjures a vision of connected healthcare in 2030. He notes, however, that "this future won’t materialize unless some problems are solved along the way."
By Eric Wicklund 10:41 am April 27, 2015
As part of a new clinical trial, physicians in New York City are seeing whether they can perform complex ultrasounds on patients in Chicago via a new telemedicine platform.
By Bernie Monegain 10:02 am April 24, 2015
In a new white paper by the Samsung Innovation Center at Children's Health Fund, researchers examine how technology could help improve the health of children in poverty across the country.
By Mike Miliard 10:48 am April 21, 2015
As precision medicine comes to the fore thanks to a pioneering new federal initiative, Geisinger Health System has opened its own Precision Health Center, a 14,000-square-foot facility that will play host to leading-edge genomics research.
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By Mike Miliard 07:09 pm April 14, 2015
Jan Oldenburg has been working on patient engagement since the mid-'90s. Back then, there was an "ever-receding five-year plan" for when patients would finally have widespread access to their health records. We're finally just about there -- but not quite all the way.

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