N.J. moves to regulate growing telemedicine industry
TRENTON -- An Assembly panel Monday voted to regulate the burgeoning tele-medicine industry in New Jersey that supporters say will enable medically fragile people to remain home rather than having to travel for appointments, and save money by cutting back on unnecessary emergency room visits. Doctors and some hospitals, such as the Virtua Health ...
N.J.'s hardest-to-get-into public high schools, explained
This story is part of "N.J.'s hardest-to-get-into high schools," an NJ Advance Media special report on the rise of specialized public high schools for top students around the state. ROCKAWAY -- What is the top public high school in New Jersey? Millburn High School? Princeton? West Windsor-Plainsboro? If you guessed any of those schools or another…
Push for Emergency Responders to Report Data in New Statewide System
In an effort to improve patient care and better monitor public health - including the ongoing opiate epidemic - New Jersey could implement a new statewide system to collect, track, and analyze patient data collected from hundreds of thousands of local ambulance runs. A bipartisan trio of state lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday that would require…
Next-Gen 911 Set to Transform How the Public Interacts with Law Enforcement, New Jersey Official Says
Chief Technology Officer Dave Weinstein says his state — which has the highest population density in the nation — faces a unique challenge in pursuit of a media-rich 911 service. Last year, New Jersey's Office of Information Technology announced the launch of new text-to-911 capabilities that initiated the state's move toward modern public safety technology. Through partnership with the New Jersey State Police and the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, a new emergency tool was extended to the hearing impaired or those in unique emergency situations where they find themselves unable to speak. --StateScoop.com
Pop-Up Newsroom at Collaborative Journalism Summit Demonstrates the Value of Collaboration
Start with yes. That was the advice Cole Goins gave the audience at the Collaborative Journalism Summit during his panel on partnerships at Montclair State University on May 4. Goins is the director of community engagement at The Center for Investigative Reporting, where they know a few things about using collaboration to produce innovative journalism.