Tag Archives: Health care

SBA Releases Statement Regarding PPP Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic; Jovita Carranza, Steven Mnuchin Quoted

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin issued a statement on Friday regarding the success of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Pelosi, Schumer Propose $250B More for Small Businesses in Interim Emergency Relief Package

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have proposed a potential $500 billion interim emergency bill to offer additional relief for small businesses and working families during the COVID-19 pandemic and build on the assistance provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Considers $200M Telehealth Program for Coronavirus

The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) leader plans to invest $200 million in telehealth services for health care providers working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. FCC said Monday that its potential COVID-19 Telehealth Program, endorsed by Chairman Ajit Pai, would help health care providers remotely treat COVID-19 patients with reduced infection risk.

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VA to Adopt 5G Tech in Palo Alto Hospital; Robert Wilkie Quoted

The Department of Veterans Affairs will implement fifth-generation or 5G connectivity across health care operations of its Palo Alto, Calif.-based hospital, Military.com reported Thursday. Robert Wilkie, VA secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said at a National Press Club conference he expects 5G to help the department generate higher-definition visuals of patient anatomy in support of the telesurgery services.

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Senators Launch Inquiry Into Bias in Health Care Algorithms

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Trade Commission and five health care companies requesting information on measures they implement to address bias in algorithms.

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Six New Studies to Support NASA’s Space Health Efforts

Baylor College of Medicine's Translational Research Institute for Space Health has chosen six projects that aim to address NASA's biomedical needs for deep space missions. The projects will receive funds over two years to study astronaut health surveillance, medical guidance for deep space missions, quick medications and sensor-based health assessments, the space agency said Tuesday.

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CMS Gets Support for Claims Data Interoperability Program; Seema Verma Quoted

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has gathered signatures of about 570 organizations that support an effort to develop an updated claims data system with boosted interoperability, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Seema Verma, CMS administrator and a 2019 Wash100 recipient, said the Data at the Point of Care project would use an application programming interface to eliminate the need of a traditional portal for access.

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MHS Rolls Out New Electronic Health Record at Four Sites

The Military Health System deployed its new electronic health care record at four medical sites belonging to the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army. The system said Saturday it activated its MHS GENESIS record at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Naval Health Clinic Lemoore, U.S. Army Health Clinic Presidio of Monterey and Mountain Home Air Force Base's 366th Medical Group.

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