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National Patient Advocacy Organizations Band Together for #InclusionPledge to Ensure Equity for Black Women

National Patient Advocacy Organizations Band Together for #InclusionPledge to Ensure Equity for Black Women

National breast cancer patient advocacy organizations frustrated by the lack of measurable action taken to improve healthcare equity and access for women of color, come together to sign the #InclusionPledge. - June 11, 2020 - Tigerlily Foundation

Medecision Joins the Population Health Alliance

Medecision Joins the Population Health Alliance

The company dedicated to a liberated healthcare system has joined other PHA members to collectively advance the industry. - June 10, 2020 - Population Health Alliance

Text AI Event Leader 42Chat Adds 3 to Its Sales Team

Text AI Event Leader 42Chat Adds 3 to Its Sales Team

42Chat, the market leader in text AI chatbots for live events, has made three additions to its sales team. Ray Baum, Colin Tokosch and Mike Flynn have joined the company to help further fuel the company’s growth as the event industry begins its recovery from the COVID-19 lockdowns. Ray Baum... - June 09, 2020 - 42Chat

PHA Announces the 2020 Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus

PHA Announces the 2020 Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus

Emerging Population Health Management Strategies in Our New Era of Health Care; Presented by PHA –Your National Professional and Trade Association dedicated to Population Health Management - June 04, 2020 - Population Health Alliance

Black  Women's Health Imperative Announces New Rare Disease Diversity Coalition

Black Women's Health Imperative Announces New Rare Disease Diversity Coalition

First-Of-Its Kind Coalition Will Convene Healthcare Leaders to Address the Extraordinary Challenges Faced by Minorities with a Rare Disease - May 29, 2020 - Black Women's Health Imperative

National Hospice Foundation Awards Grants for PPE

National Hospice Foundation Awards Grants for PPE

To help mitigate the financial challenge faced by our hospice community, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s fundraising affiliate, the National Hospice Foundation (NHF), is providing grants to member hospice programs to support the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment need in the time of COVID-19. - May 29, 2020 - NHPCO

ProPublica Reporting Underscores Need for Improved PAD Screening for African Americans

CVC working collaboratively with bipartisan lawmakers to advance policies to improve access to screening for at-risk populations and reduce preventable amputations. - May 28, 2020 - CardioVascular Coalition

SkyePoint Decisions Names Jason Weaver Chief Solutions Architect

SkyePoint Decisions, Inc. (SkyePoint Decisions), a leader in Cybersecurity Solutions, Engineering, Information Technology Operations, and Applications Integration that specializes in serving Federal Government missions, announced today its appointment of Jason Weaver as the company’s Chief... - May 22, 2020 - SkyePoint Decisions, Inc.

Tigerlily Foundation Will Host Virtual #ListenUpMBC Confab on Young Women’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Disparities During Women’s Health Month

Tigerlily Foundation Will Host Virtual #ListenUpMBC Confab on Young Women’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Disparities During Women’s Health Month

Three Day Event Convenes Patient Advocates, Healthcare Providers, Scientists, Policymakers, Industry Leaders, Faith and Grassroots Organizations and Influencers for a National Conversation to eliminate the disparity gap and Improve the Health Outcomes of African American Women. - May 21, 2020 - Tigerlily Foundation

SkyePoint Decisions Names Frank Sturek as Chief Executive for Growth

SkyePoint Decisions, Inc. (SkyePoint Decisions), a leader in Cybersecurity Solutions, Engineering, Information Technology Operations, and Applications Integration that specializes in serving Federal Government missions, announced today its appointment of Frank Sturek as the company’s Chief... - May 18, 2020 - SkyePoint Decisions, Inc.

Glenelg Country School to Celebrate Class of 2020 with Graduation Car Parade

Glenelg Country School to Celebrate Class of 2020 with Graduation Car Parade

Event replaces traditional commencement ceremony with car parade to celebrate graduating senior class and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. - May 18, 2020 - Glenelg Country School

Award Winning Haitian Artist Natalie Jean and Multi-Talented Canadian Artist Rory Gardiner Release Country Single

Award Winning Haitian Artist Natalie Jean and Multi-Talented Canadian Artist Rory Gardiner Release Country Single

"Natalie Jean consistently delivers amazing music that stays with me long after my first listening." – ToneFlame Magazine. Rory Gardiner is a professional entertainer, who has been captivating audiences of all sizes, in multiple countries, on multiple platforms for over 15 years. - May 17, 2020 - Natalie Jean

MITA Urges CMS to “Double Down” on Strengthening Access to Medical Imaging Following Peak COVID-19

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) outlining a series of recommendations the agency should take to ensure continued access to essential medical imaging services both during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. - May 15, 2020 - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

Autism Housing Report Announced Same Day as CDC Announces 2.2% of Adults Are Autistic

Autism Housing Report Announced Same Day as CDC Announces 2.2% of Adults Are Autistic

The release of new CDC estimates that 1 in 45 adults are on the autism spectrum coincides with the announcement of a groundbreaking report to define and segment housing opportunities for autistic adults and others with neurodiversities called A Place in the World. Madison House Autism Foundation's... - May 15, 2020 - Autism Housing Network

MITA Updates Supplier Credentialing Standard to Include Appropriate PPE Use in Healthcare Provider Facilities

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today announced that through the recently reconvened Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing (C4UHC), its parent and standard-setting organization, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), will update the 2019 Standard,... - May 12, 2020 - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

MITA Joins Broad Coalition of Imaging Stakeholders Requesting Necessary Financial Relief to Radiology Providers Hit Hard by Pandemic

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) joined a broad coalition of concerned imaging stakeholders in sending a letter urging congressional lawmakers to include direct financial support to radiology providers in the next COVID-19 legislative relief package. The urgent request comes as... - May 11, 2020 - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

Agile Rising Awarded NASA-OCIO Contract for Agile Subject Matter Expert (SME) Support

Agile Rising Awarded NASA-OCIO Contract for Agile Subject Matter Expert (SME) Support

Agile Rising, LLC, awarded an advisory and assistance services contract to provide subject matter expertise in Agile transformation and consulting services for the Office of the CIO for NASA (OCIO), Applications Division. - May 11, 2020 - Agile Rising, LLC.

Putting Patients First: IVI Launches Patient Advisory Council

Putting Patients First: IVI Launches Patient Advisory Council

Seven High-Profile Patient Engagement Leaders to Advise Nonprofit on its Patient-Focused Research Agenda - May 06, 2020 - Innovation and Value Initiative

Two COVID-19 Cases Filed Against People’s Republic of China (PRC)

Two COVID-19 Cases Filed Against People’s Republic of China (PRC)

Legal Language Services' (LLS) law experts reviewed two recently-filed lawsuits brought against the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Are these cases really about justice or about pandemic panic? Will these cases against China rise or fall? - May 05, 2020 - Legal Language Services

The Greatest Trump Raffle Ever - A Tommy Zegan Original

The Greatest Trump Raffle Ever - A Tommy Zegan Original

Everyone has a chance to make history by presenting the Trump and his magic wand sculpture to President Donald J. Trump. - May 05, 2020 - Tommy Zegan Originals

9/11 Promise Awards Scholarships to the Children of First Responders & Veterans

On Friday, May 1, 2020, the 9/11 Promise non-profit organization is awarding scholarships to the children of fallen and/or injured First Responders & Military Service members. - May 01, 2020 - 9/11 Promise, Inc.

APTQI Applauds Expansion of Telehealth-Based Physical Therapy Care to Vulnerable Medicare Beneficiaries

The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today applauded the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for extending reimbursement eligibility for physical therapy appointments delivered through telehealth. The... - April 30, 2020 - Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation

Kidney Care Partners Opposes Discriminatory Policies Toward Nation’s Most Vulnerable Patients with Kidney Disease, Kidney Failure During Pandemic

Kidney Community Applauds HHS Office for Civil Rights for Enforcing Anti-Discrimination Regulations to Address Potential for Denial of Medical, Ventilator Care for Kidney Patients with COVID-19 - April 29, 2020 - Kidney Care Partners

Citing Threat to Seniors’ Nursing Home Care and Pandemic-Generated Economic Crisis, SCPC Letter to HHS Sec. Azar Seeks LTC Pharmacy Relief Funding

America’s Key Front-Line Nursing Home Pharmacies Eligible for, Warrant HHS-Administered Aid - April 29, 2020 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

National Breast Cancer Non-Profit Turns Loss Into an Opportunity to Help Others

National Breast Cancer Non-Profit Turns Loss Into an Opportunity to Help Others

The Tigerlily Foundation launches a virtual programming series that provides free health and wellness support for individuals during these challenging times surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The "Pure Cat Initiative" was launched in honor of Catherine "Cat" Odderstol. Cat was dedicated to helping others have a mind-body-spirit approach to health and wellness and believed it should be a standard way of life, not just during challenging times. - April 28, 2020 - Tigerlily Foundation

MITA Supports Updated FDA Guidance Expanding Imaging Access Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today applauded the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for issuing guidance giving imaging manufacturers crucial flexibility in responding effectively to the COVID-19 national health emergency. The updated guidance comes after MITA issued key... - April 28, 2020 - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

Front Line Nursing Home Pharmacies, Seniors Under Their Specialized Care Warrant CARES Act Emergency Funding

Economic Stress Taking Toll on Pharmacists Responsible for Life-Saving Medication Management - April 23, 2020 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

A New Book Explains How Individuals Can Capitalize on, and How the Nation Can Bounce Back from, the COVID-19-Induced Economic Crisis

Albert Einstein said, “In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.” A serial entrepreneur and former principal of the world-renowned ad agency, The Martin Agency (GEICO; “Virginia is for Lovers”), has released a book that explains how to begin now to take advantage of opportunities that will be created. - April 23, 2020 - The Oaklea Press

Alternate E Source Announces the Release of New SmartXcan

Alternate E Source Announces the Release of New SmartXcan

Alternate E Source, provider of Kentix IoT smart sensor technologies, announces The release of SmartXcan - state of the art fever detection system designed for accuracy, ease of use, and fast analysis. - April 22, 2020 - Alternate E Source

PHIT America Launches "50 Million Healthy Kids" Campaign with Online Petition

PHIT America Launches "50 Million Healthy Kids" Campaign with Online Petition

One Million American Signatures Needed to Create More Active Kids, Place Fitness Programs Back in Schools - April 21, 2020 - PHIT America

COVID-Related Economic Distress Threatens Front-Line Nursing Home Pharmacies, Vulnerable Seniors Under Their Care

Economic, Regulatory Challenges Jeopardize Ongoing Viability of LTC Pharmacy Sector; Now Surveying Membership Crises, SCPC Calls on Congress and Administration to Act - April 20, 2020 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

Welldoc Joins the Population Health Alliance

Welldoc Joins the Population Health Alliance

Digital health leader joins national coalition to highlight the power of virtual consumer engagement in population health management. - April 15, 2020 - Population Health Alliance

Ghana Diaspora PAC Calls on U.S. Ghanaians to Participate in 2020 U.S. Census

For the first time, African immigrants and those of African heritage living in the United States will be allowed to identify their country of heritage or origin in the United States 2020 Census survey. The U.S. Census determines where $675 billion in federal funding used for critical services such... - April 15, 2020 - Ghana Diaspora Public Affairs Collective

Kidney Community Applauds the Administration’s Recently Announced Regulatory Relief for Kidney Care Providers and Patients

Recommendations from Kidney Care Partners Adopted and Approved by Administration - April 03, 2020 - Kidney Care Partners

Froggy's Fog Makes Huge Impact by Changing Focus to Hand Sanitizer

Froggy's Fog Makes Huge Impact by Changing Focus to Hand Sanitizer

Froggy's Fog shut down production of Theatrical Effects Fluids to manufacture Hand Sanitizer for essential workers. By tripling output over a weekend, Froggy's Fog has been able to offer jobs to the local community impacted by COVID-19 layoffs and business closures. Froggy's Fog has donated thousands of dollars worth of hand sanitizer to local communities, organizations and essential workers. - April 03, 2020 - Froggy's Fog

MITA Urges Temporary FDA Regulatory Changes to Quickly Get Mobile Imaging to Emergency COVID-19 Pandemic Hospitals

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) outlining key steps the agency can take to help the medical imaging industry swiftly and thoroughly aid the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressed directly to the agency's Deputy... - April 01, 2020 - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

CQRC Commends CMS Measures to Enable Delivery of Home Respiratory Care

Administration issues new rule that will improve access to care for home respiratory patients during the ongoing national emergency. - March 31, 2020 - CQRC

GEICO Military Supports Young Marines National Foundation Rose Campaign

GEICO Military Supports Young Marines National Foundation Rose Campaign

Since 2018, GEICO Military has been a leading corporate sponsor of the Young Marines National Foundation. Like Young Marines, GEICO Military cares deeply about building strong communities by supporting our heroes. In fact, last year, GEICO Military helped the Young Marines National Foundation... - March 29, 2020 - Young Marines National Foundation

ZyDoc Offering Free COVID-19 Clinical Documentation Services

ZyDoc Offering Free COVID-19 Clinical Documentation Services

ZyDoc, a leading medical documentation company, is offering help for all clinicians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing its services for related problems at no cost. During this unprecedented crisis, ZyDoc’s data collection service will allow physicians to focus on the task at hand by enabling them to work more efficiently and free them from the burden of tedious documentation. It can be implemented immediately nationwide so we can benefit from our collective wisdom. - March 28, 2020 - ZyDoc

Amid Escalating COVID-19 Pandemic, Nation’s Kidney Care Community Calls on Congress and the Administration to Help Protect Vulnerable Patients, Frontline Care Providers

Americans with Kidney Failure Among the Most At-Risk; Cannot Miss Dialysis Care - March 27, 2020 - Kidney Care Partners

CQRC Commends the Congress for Assisting with Rural Home Medical Equipment and Services in COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill

New policy changes will help prevent potential disruptions in supply and workforce, but more must be done to further ensure continued access to home respiratory care. - March 27, 2020 - CQRC

KCP Statement on CMS’ Agreement to Classify Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters and Vascular Access as Essential Surgeries for Kidney Patients

Kidney Care Partners – the nation’s leading kidney care coalition comprised of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers, researchers, and manufacturers dedicated to working together to improve quality of care for individuals living with kidney diseases – applauds... - March 27, 2020 - Kidney Care Partners

BCMstrategy, Inc. Raises Seed Financing -- Venture Capital Support Accelerates Platform Expansion and COVID19 Data Dissemination

BCMstrategy, Inc. Raises Seed Financing -- Venture Capital Support Accelerates Platform Expansion and COVID19 Data Dissemination

BCMstrategy, Inc., the innovation leader in public policy predictive analytics, announced today it has secured significant seed investment from BlackLab Venture Studio. The funds will accelerate product development and sales for the company’s patented public policy risk analytics while expanding its ability to meet demand for existing COVID19 policy data through API development, Slack integration, and new analytical reports. BlackLab co-founders have joined the company's board. - March 25, 2020 - BCMstrategy, Inc.

Kvellix LLC Offering Free NUTSO™ to Help Maintain Our National Family Sanity

Kvellix LLC Offering Free NUTSO™ to Help Maintain Our National Family Sanity

In these uncertain times with adding the term social distancing to our vocabulary, our desire to bring back family game night is more important than ever. Kvellix is trying to do their part by urging you to play NUTSO and increase our national sanity. - March 24, 2020 - Kvellix

The Best Political Website 2020 Will be Named by Web Marketing Association in 24th Annual WebAward Competition

The Best Political Website 2020 Will be Named by Web Marketing Association in 24th Annual WebAward Competition

This presidential election year, the Web Marketing Association is looking for the best political websites of 2020 as part of their 24th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development at www.WebAward.org. The deadline for political web sites to enter is May 29, 2020. - March 18, 2020 - Web Marketing Association

Home Health Sector Urges Flexible Use of Home Health Clinical Expertise and Regulatory Relief to Address COVID-19 Crisis

Home health leaders release guidance regarding needed waivers and regulatory relief to ensure home health’s nimble and flexible response. - March 17, 2020 - Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare

IVI Convenes First-of-its Kind Multi-Stakeholder Summit to Accelerate Aligning Value Assessment Methods with Real-World Decision Needs

IVI Convenes First-of-its Kind Multi-Stakeholder Summit to Accelerate Aligning Value Assessment Methods with Real-World Decision Needs

Participants Define Consensus Expectations and Prioritize Research Agenda to Improve Value Assessment Methods - March 17, 2020 - Innovation and Value Initiative

Home Ventilator, Oxygen, and Sleep Suppliers at the Forefront of the COVID-19 Response

CQRC submits letter to Medicare agency detailing how home respiratory suppliers are critical in the response with coronavirus, urges agency to immediately lift regulatory barriers for patient care - March 14, 2020 - CQRC

APTQI Urges Congress, CMS to Allow Reimbursement for Physical Therapy Telehealth Services Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

In an effort to protect vulnerable patient populations from the transmission of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today called on Congress and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to amend Place of Service Billing... - March 13, 2020 - Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation

On World Kidney Day, the Nation’s Kidney Community Acknowledges Historic Stakeholder Alignment on Key Policies to Improve Access, Choice and Innovation in Kidney Care

Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s leading coalition of more than 30 organizations comprised of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers, researchers and manufacturers – acknowledges the historic alignment to address the public health care challenge among... - March 12, 2020 - Kidney Care Partners

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