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Nanomal Smartphone-Like Malaria Detection Device To Be Field Tested One Year Earlier Than Scheduled

Staff Writer | St. George's University of London | April 25, 2013

A pioneering mobile device using cutting-edge nanotechnology to rapidly detect malaria infection and drug resistance will be ready for field testing this year, one year ahead of schedule. Read More »

New Publication Spotlight: Evidence From A Discrete Choice Experiment In Lao People’s Democratic Republic

David Nelson | CapacityPlus | May 31, 2013

Which incentives would motivate health workers to serve in rural and remote areas of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), where nurses disproportionately live and work in urban centers? Read More »

New Resource Spotlight: Discrete Choice Experiment User Guide

Staff Writer | CapacityPlus | February 13, 2013

How can policy-makers formulate appropriate responses to address shortages of health workers in remote and rural areas? A new publication produced through close collaboration among the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, and CapacityPlus proposes an innovative methodology—the discrete choice experiment (DCE)..... Read More »

SMS System Reduces Disease Spread

Thabani Dube | The Zimbabwean | February 20, 2013

The Weekly Diseases Surveillance Programme designed to minimise the spread of disease outbreaks has improved since the adoption of a new system. The programme is now using the Frontline SMS Disease Surveillance System, that makes use of mobile telephony to send information through short messages. Read More »

Telemedicine Options Improve for IHS & VA Patients

Briana Wipf | Great Falls Tribune | June 25, 2013

Connecting patients in rural locations with providers hundreds, or even thousands, of miles away continues to be a challenge for Indian Health Services and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, but one that coordinators say it’s worth it for patient care and cost savings. Read More »

The Largest Payment Platform On Earth Can Reach 2 Billion People–So Why Haven’t You Heard Of It?

Christopher Mims | Quartz | October 2, 2012

When Jana co-founder Nathan Eagle needed to connect to a cell carrier in the developing world, he’d come to meetings with a duffel bag full of cash and say that he wanted to buy airtime. For carriers who were taking on more customers than ever, but struggling with declining revenue per user, it was an irresistible sales pitch. The result, two years later, is that Jana is now the largest payment platform in the world. Read More »

Tracking Healthcare Innovation At The World's End

Benjamin Harris | Government Health IT | May 30, 2013

Afghanistan doesn't come to mind when you ask me to list some of the top crucibles of innovation in healthcare right now. [...] Adversity, however, can be a prerequisite for change. Read More »

USDA Announces Investments To Expand Distance Learning And Telemedicine Opportunities In Rural Areas

Press Release | U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) | February 4, 2014

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Obama Administration is investing in rural telecommunications equipment to help expand access to education, create jobs and improve health care in 25 states. Read More »

VA Awards Grants To Improve Health Care Access For Women Veterans

Press Release | Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | January 25, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded 32 grants to VA facilities for projects that will improve emergency health care services for women Veterans, expand women’s health education programs for VA staff, and offer telehealth programs to female Veterans in rural areas. Read More »

VA Grants For Women's Health Programs Expand Telehealth Efforts

Ashley Gold | FierceHealthIT | January 29, 2013

Women's care with a special emphasis on telehealth is at the forefront of 33 grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to VA facilities. The money will go toward improving emergency healthcare services for female veterans, expanding women's health education programs and offering telehealth programs in rural areas [...]. Read More »

VA Head Envisions Big Improvements In Backlog

Rick Maze | Military Times | November 11, 2012

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki vows that major improvements are just over the horizon for veterans seeking benefits and health care. Read More »

VA, HHS Team Up On Telehealth

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | September 13, 2012

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki have announced a joint effort to expand care delivery to veterans living in rural areas. Read More »

Veterans Affairs’ Annual Report Describes Successful ROI, Deployment Of Telemedicine, Telehealth Programs Across U.S.

Press Release | GlobalMed | April 18, 2013

Scottsdale, Arizona-based GlobalMed Deepens Telemedicine Partnership with VA to Help Veterans Living in Rural Areas Receive Quality Healthcare Read More »

Veterans In Rural Areas To Get Expanded Access To Health Care

Press Release | Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | September 12, 2012

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eric K. Shinseki today announced a joint effort to expand health care delivery to veterans living in rural areas. Read More »

VETERANS’ CORNER: VA Medical Centers Make 2013 ‘Most Wired’ List

Jim Vines | Weatherford Democrat | August 4, 2013

The 2013 “Most Wired” hospitals named the Department of Veterans Affairs, representing 152 VA medical centers, to its list. Read More »