Proteus Digital Health partners with academic network; Blue Shield, Adventist Health team up for telehealth;

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> Proteus Digital Health is partnering with Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN), The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) and Oxford University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Oxford Academic Health Science Network (OAHSN) to bring digital health technology and global operations and manufacturing to the UK, according to an announcement. Announcement

> Blue Shield of California and Adventist Health announced a telehealth initiative to help individuals and families in rural northern California communities obtain "faster, more convenient access to specialty care in their area" through telehealth. Blue Shield members can be diagnosed and treated by specialists from across the state through telehealth available at a local Adventist Health site. The telehealth collaboration will reduce travel time and expense for patients while increasing their access to high-quality care. Announcement

Medical Imaging News

> Two new studies are showing the advantages that 7-Tesla (7-T) ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging can provide in certain clinical applications. In one study published recently in the journal European Radiology, scientists at the MedUni Vienna demonstrated that 7-T MRI could be used for a more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer. Article

Health Provider News

> A set of 25 guiding principles can now help organizations assess hospital rankings and scorecards. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) issued the list in response to an increase in the number of institutions that issue hospital quality reports. The scorecards often use different formulas and methodologies and produce disparate, contradictory results.This variability "points to concerns about validity and reliability among the measures used by these groups," according to the document. Article

And Finally... Nothing in the rules that says dogs can't drink vodka. Article