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More from Bellagio

Here’s one more story I wrote as a result of the Making the eHealth Connection conferences in Bellagio nearly a month ago. It’s about RAFT, the Réseau en Afrique francophone pour la télémédicine (Telemedicine Network in French-speaking Africa), which connects remote and underserved African communities in 15 countries to medical professionals worldwide. RAFT is a program of the Geneva University Hospitals and the cantonal government of Geneva, Switzerland.

The story appeared in E-Health Europe on Aug. 4, while I was still in Italy.

August 27, 2008 I Written By

I'm a freelance healthcare journalist, specializing in health IT, mobile health, healthcare quality, hospital/physician practice management and healthcare finance.

Davies Public Health winners

I’ve just gotten the news that the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority in Cherokee, N.C., and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services have won the 2008 Nicholas E. Davies Public Health Awards of Excellence.

The Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority, part of the Indian Health Service, does not have its own Web site, but I did find one presentation that might shed some light on the IT work being done there.

For info on the Davies Awards, click here.

On an unrelated topic, check out the op-ed piece in Tuesday’s Christian Science Monitor by Sue Blevins of the Institute for Health Freedom, where she calls for Congress to scrap HIPAA and pass a new health privacy law.

I Written By

I'm a freelance healthcare journalist, specializing in health IT, mobile health, healthcare quality, hospital/physician practice management and healthcare finance.