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Proposed CMS interoperability requirements split industry groups

While Intel, Beth Israel Deaconess and others threw their support behind the CMS proposed plan to make interoperability mandatory for Medicaid and Medicare billing, AHA and other stakeholders slammed the proposal as “premature” and “duplicative.” Article reproduced from Healthcare IT News. A proposed Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rule that would mandate data sharing for …

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Singapore accelerates the fight against Type 2 Diabetes

PULSE cities. Singapore accelerates the fight against Type II Diabetes in Singapore through mobility enhancement Do you know that more than 400,000 Singapore residents are suffering from diabetes? With the rise of vertical neighbourhoods and cities, where space is mix-used to meet essential needs, Singaporeans tend to live a more sedentary lifestyle. PULSE system aims …

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Birmingham Council adopting open standards and practices

PULSE cities: Birmingham Council is adopting open standards and practices that will facilitate data and information sharing. Air pollution is associated with a number of adverse health impacts. It is recognised as a contributing factor in the onset of heart disease and cancer. Additionally, air pollution particularly affects the most vulnerable in society: children and …

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PULSE cities Barcelona test beds

PULSE partner, ASPB (Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona) will launch the pilot in the upcoming months. Barcelona is facing major urban health challenges related to several topics such as air quality, noise pollution, urban mobility and transport, housing, lack of green spaces, climate change, poverty, etc. Those lead to different health conditions such as …

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First steps towards the transformation of public health

The PULSE project kick off meeting took place on 28 to 29 November 2016 in Madrid (Spain), hosted by the coordinator, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Representative partners from the all consortium members met each other for the first time and started organising for months to follow. PULSE is an innovative project aiming to engage in …

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Data in the EU: Commission steps up efforts to increase availability and boost healthcare data sharing

The European Commission is putting forward a set of measures to increase the availability of data in the EU, building on previous initiatives to boost the free flow of non-personal data in the Digital Single Market. Data-driven innovation is a key enabler of market growth, job creation, particularly for SMEs and startups, and the development …

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Innovation capacity in U.S. city halls: findings from the Bloomberg Mayors Survey

This article was produced by Bloomberg Cities on Medium.com. Read the article in full.  “Political dysfunction and gridlock might be the only common denominators on Capitol Hill these days. But real progress is taking shape beyond the Beltway, where city leaders are surmounting formidable obstacles to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing their residents today. …

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Test beds to enable evidence-driven, timely management of public health events and processes

PULSE is working with five global cities to harvest open city data, and data from health systems, urban and remote sensors, personal devices and social media to enable evidence-driven and timely management of public health events and processes. The PULSE project focuses on the link between air pollution and the respiratory disease of Asthma, and …

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