$4.2 million fund for digital health in NY; less and more than it seems

If you are an early or growth-stage (interesting terminology there) company with a New York (city or state) “presence”, and with a technology that can support NY State Medicaid’s new emphasis on “health homes” (a fancy name for Medicaid managed health, see more below), this funding of up to $300,000 for each of 12 companies may be of interest to you. Announced this past week, the Digital Health Accelerator was organized by NY’s two Regional Extension Centers (RECs: ┬áNY eHealth Collaborative for the state and the NYC Department of Health, both of which are involved with regional health information exchange–HIE) and the NYC Investment Fund. Funding it are the NYC Investment Fund plus a bevy of corporations including UnitedHealthGroup, Aetna and several venture capital funds. You’ll have to move fast: the deadline to apply is 1 June, and a NYC-based briefing on applying is 1 May.

Read on for the “buts”….

3millionlives: Medilink's publicity for members (UK)

Medilink, one of the four lead organisations in the 3 Million Lives Campaign [that’s how it is being styled these days] runs an enthusiastic piece on it in its magazine. Well, it would be odd if it did not. You can access it here. This editor (Steve) spent a few minutes puzzling over the meeting dates mentioned…23 February, 27 February, 28 February… what happened to the one on the 29th? Click the ‘Read more’ link below for some of interesting quotations from the item…

Roy Lilley on WSD: "There is something very strange about this trial, or the data, or how it's been done" (UK)

Roy Lilley has ably chaired the TSA conference for the past two years and has a positive interest in telecare and telehealth monitoring. He has been active in generating interest in the field amongst the thousands of NHS managers to… Read moreRoy Lilley on WSD: "There is something very strange about this trial, or the data, or how it's been done" (UK)