KY3: Burrell Behavioral Health cuts wait times using telehealth

Burrell Behavioral Health cuts wait times using telehealth

Experts at Burrell said it was no secret that access to mental health care was lacking, not just across the Ozarks, but also across the nation. That’s why the staff adopted the idea that access was just a concept, not a set time and place. Doctor Adam Andreassen explained there are too many variables that can get in people’s way of coming in for an appointment, like transportation, gas money, and work schedules.

Doctor Andreassen talked about how the skype-like service has helped cut down wait times, saying people actually prefer the screen barrier. “One of the reasons I think people might prefer on-screen to in person is that it can feel very threatening to talk to a therapist, to talk to a psychiatrist,” he began. “Some individuals, that’s what keeps them from coming in, is just the fear of the inter-personal encounter.”

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KCSourceLink: Startup Funding Opportunity for Missouri Entrepreneurs

Check Out This Startup Funding Opportunity for Missouri Entrepreneurs

Calling all tech entrepreneurs and startups: You don’t want to miss this funding opportunity.

Missouri Technology Corporation is accepting applications for Missouri TechLaunch and the Seed Capital Co-Investment Program.

But you’ll have to act fast. The deadline to submit proposals for consideration is Nov. 5, 2018. So sharpen those ideas and get to writing your proposals.

Chosen applicants could receive up to $100,000 in funding

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KY3: City of Springfield unveils new life-saving app

City of Springfield unveils new life-saving app

Alerting anyone who is signed up, and is CPR trained to get to where you are. They can start chest compressions until EMS arrives.

The app also maps out where AED’s or defibrillators are throughout the city. Downloading the app is free. Don’t know CPR? Not a problem. Springfield Fire will hold free CPR classes throughout October.

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KY3: Springfield teachers and students agree STEM emphasis should be statewide

Springfield teachers and students agree STEM emphasis should be statewide

Missouri lawmakers will start a special session next week, and one topic they’ll take up is making sure kids have plenty of opportunities to learn science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.

Springfield Public Schools already place quite an emphasis on STEM education, and teachers and students alike believe it should be the norm…

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SBJ: Netsmart makes moves in Springfield market

Netsmart makes moves in Springfield market

Health care software developer Netsmart Technologies Inc. is making moves in the Ozarks, starting with its July acquisition of Change Healthcare Technologies LLC’s home care and hospice units in Springfield and other markets.

Up next is a planned consolidation of Netsmart’s local offices, now in Springfield and Ozark.

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News Leader: FCC says 95,000 rural Missouri homes and businesses will soon get broadband internet

FCC says 95,000 rural Missouri homes and businesses will soon get broadband internet

The Federal Communications Commission released the results of a $254 million auction Tuesday, part of an effort known as Connect America Fund II.

An FCC news release said that in Missouri, 95,130 rural homes and small businesses stand to “gain access to to high-speed internet service for the first time” over the coming decade.

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Star Herald: Bluebird Network Expands Coverage of Missouri Schools with High-Speed Connectivity

Bluebird Network Expands Coverage of Missouri Schools with High-Speed Connectivity

Bluebird Network continues to expand coverage to Missouri schools by adding five new school districts as customers. Students at all schools in the districts will gain access to fast, reliable internet access from Bluebird to benefit from the growing wealth of online educational resources.

More than 92,000 students in 76 school districts are currently supported by Bluebird, making it the second largest broadband provider to public schools in the state of Missouri. Bluebird works with school districts on their high-speed data connectivity requirements that keep rural students and faculty connected to digital learning advancements.

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FOX5: CoxHealth Enhances Patient Registration with Biometric Palm Scanning

CoxHealth Enhances Patient Registration with Biometric Palm Scanning

Next time you walk into the hospital you might be identified not by your social security number or birthday, but by pattern of veins in the palm of your hand. CoxHealth is planning to increase patient security by digitizing records to provide quick, safe, enhanced, and cost effective care.

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News Tribute: Industries face shortage of IT workers, ever-evolving technology demands

Industries face shortage of IT workers, ever-evolving technology demands

As Missouri’s economy heads further into the 21st century, companies of all sectors may a face crisis in the coming years. The impending crisis: a shortage of tech industry workers.

For business leaders, the shortage already is being felt around the state.

Academia and state leaders suggest relief may be on the way. Professors at Missouri’s colleges and universities said enrollment in IT programs are booming. State leaders hope changes made by a pair of task forces will prepare the state’s workforce for the decades ahead…

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