Tag Archives: Department of Veterans Affairs

Shopping for Insurance? We’ve Got You Covered

Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

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The Obama administration announced a $1 billion initiative to fund innovations in federal health care programs aimed at cutting costs and improving outcomes. This initiative marks the second round of Health Care Innovation Awards. Stanford engineers have developed a flexible, … Continue reading

A Healthy Dose of IT Optimism

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association states leaders in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are calling for a “next generation” of electronic health records (EHRs) that focuses on enhanced usability. An array … Continue reading

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Cerner announced that it will acquire PureWellness, a health and wellness company that offers a platform for corporate wellness programs. In combination with Cerner Millennium and Cerner HealtheIntent, the offering will be known as Cerner Wellness, and further strengthens Cerner’s … Continue reading

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100Plus is about to launch 100Plus. The company has already released two experimental applications, 100Proof and Outside. 100Plus, the app, combines the company’s learnings from those experiments. The new app recommends other user-suggested activities based on an individual’s location and … Continue reading

Can Graphic Designers Shape the Future of Health Care?

Today, when you print a medical record, it looks like a cash register receipt. The information is all there, but it is not especially patient-friendly. And if you have a complex health condition, the record can quickly become unwieldy. It’s better … Continue reading

The VA Releases a Mobile App for PTSD Patients

The U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs released a smartphone application to help people who have post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. The PE Coach iPhone and Android app was created for patients undergoing Prolonged Exposure (PE) … Continue reading

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MIT Technology Review reported on Kenyans’ widespread use of mobile apps in an article called “Kenya Has Mobile Health App Fever.” Shimba Technologies, a Nairobi-based company that has $100K in seed money from a European VC, released a new app … Continue reading