Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker recently announced a $5 million matching grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) to Worcester Polytechnic Institute to will help support the launch of a new health care research initiative called PracticePoint at WPI.
The Government Accountability Office this month released a report indicating that the Department of Veterans Affairs had made limited progress to improve its health care since being added to the high-risk list in 2015. This limited progress led GAO to keep the VA health care system on the 2017 list for concerns over timeliness, quality, and safety of veterans’ health care.
The American Telemedicine Association released two new reports looking at telemedicine coverage, reimbursement, and physician standards across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The reports identified gaps in coverage and reimbursement by comparing telemedicine adoption across all states, and looked at physician practice standards and licensure by reviewing state laws and medical board standards.