ATA Supports Department of Veterans Affairs Expansion of Telehealth

Secretary David Shulkin and VA Continue to Champion Telehealth with White House Demonstration

Washington, DC – August 3, 2017 – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has long recognized the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a federal and national leader in telehealth. ATA strongly supports the VA for eliminating state-by-state licensure requirements for health professionals employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. As the largest telehealth program in the U.S., the VA has long been a steward of innovative health delivery and financing models involving telehealth which support accessible, available, and affordable healthcare services to veterans.

ATA has long supported the VA’s vision of expanding veterans’ access to telehealth services, facilitating high-quality encounters between veterans and providers, and ensuring that veterans are equipped with the best tools to monitor their health. This includes innovative models that facilitate cross-state practice and enable consumer choice such as the VETS Act (S. 295 and H.R. 2123).

“We applaud Dr. Shulkin for demonstrating the value of telehealth today at the White House.” said Gary Capistrant, Chief Policy Officer, ATA. “We encourage President Trump to issue an Executive Order to eliminate the state-by-state licensure model for all federal and private-sector health professional employees servicing federal government programs—notably agencies (such as the VA and the Department of Health and Human Services), health benefit programs (such as Medicare and TRICARE), federally-funded health sites (such as community health centers and rural clinics), and during federally-declared emergencies or disasters.”

With over 700,000 veterans utilizing telehealth, the Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest telehealth program in the United States. The VA recently received $2.1B in Choice funding to further allow veterans to choose any health provider of their choice. Secretary Shulkin will keynote EDGE 2017, ATA’s fall forum to be held Oct. 2-4, 2017 in Washington, DC.

About the American Telemedicine Association (ATA)

Established in 1993, ATA is a non-profit, membership-based association located in Washington DC. Comprised of a membership network of more than 10,000 industry leaders and healthcare professionals, ATA is the leading telehealth association helping to transform healthcare by improving the quality, equity, and affordability of healthcare throughout the world. To learn more about ATA, visit http://www.americantelemed.org.

 

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Sterile medical packaging market to reach $ 35 bn by 2020

Increasing application of sterile packaging in the pharmaceutical & biological sector, aging population, etc are driving the market, says a MarketsandMarkets report

January 6, 2016 – (BS B2B Bureau | Pune ) market is projected to grow from $ 26.55 billion in 2015 to $ 35.07 billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 5.72 percent, as per the new report of MarketsandMarkets, a market research firm.

Increasing application of in the pharmaceutical & biological sector, aging population and rising chronic diseases are driving the growth of the sterile medical packaging market. Growing demand from the healthcare industry also provides an opportunity to the market to further grow, especially in the emerging Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions. However, maintaining medical packaging integrity can act as a challenge to the growth of the sterile medical packaging market. Continue reading “Sterile medical packaging market to reach $ 35 bn by 2020”

Google Files Patent for Surgical Laser Technology

Posted in Medical Device Business by Nancy Crotti on December 2, 2015
A recently published Google patent describes a laser ablation device with an active tracking system that allows the laser to work even when a patient is moving.
Nancy Crotti
Google’s foray into medical technology appears to be continuing. The company, which now has a sister Google Life Sciences business operating under its Alphabet parent company, has applied for a patent for a laser ablation surgical device.
“The high-energy beam can be very narrow, enabling the ablation of very small, precisely targeted tissues,” says the recently published patent application, which Google filed in May 2014 with the U.S. Patent Office.

Linde to showcase advanced technologies at 2015 BIO International Convention

• VERISEQ® Nucleation controls pharmaceutical freeze drying processes • Linde Cryoservices™ program to cryogenically store irreplaceable specimens

Linde to showcase advanced technologies at 2015 BIO International ConventionMurray Hill & New Providence, New Jersey, U.S., June 8, 2015 – Linde North America Inc will be featuring technologies at the 2015 BIO International Convention that will help pharmaceutical manufactures and biotech companies meet production and environmental requirements. The Convention will take place at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, Penn., June 15-18, 2015.

Linde LLC and Linde Gas North America LLC, are members of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations.

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FDA Approves 3D-Koning Breast CT

First Ever Cone Beam Breast CT for Diagnostic Imaging of the Breast

3D Image of the Entire Breast. Unlike whole body CT scanners, KBCT is the first fully integrated, dedicated CT scanner designed specifically to image the entire breast, from the chest wall to the nipple, with high spatial and contrast resolution.
3D Image of the Entire Breast. Unlike whole body CT scanners, KBCT is the first fully integrated, dedicated CT scanner designed specifically to image the entire breast, from the chest wall to the nipple, with high spatial and contrast resolution.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Koning Corporation, a leading developer of advanced medical imaging systems announced today that the FDA has approved their Koning Breast CT (KBCT) system and KBCT-guided biopsy bracket. This approval signals that KBCT has undergone and successfully completed all aspects of FDA’s rigorous Pre- Market Approval (PMA) process for medical devices to include extensive clinical study. KBCT is intended to provide three-dimensional (3D) images for diagnostic imaging of the breast.

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