Federal Telemedicine News www.federaltelemedicine.com a Supporting Organization and Media Partner for the 11th “Annual Partners Connected Health Symposium 2014” on October 23-24 in Boston, will be covering the event. For information on the Symposium, go to http://symposium.connected-health.org. New articles will not be posted on the FTN blog until October 29th.
HHS efforts to develop a vaccine to prevent Ebola is moving forward with support from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) www.phe.gov. The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) within ASPR is providing $5.8 million to develop an experimental Ebola vaccine. (more…)
Healthcare trainees at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) http://cdp.dhs.gov within FEMA www.fema.gov will soon effectively be able to track patients during mass casualty exercises. CDP fully funded by the Department of Homeland Security has the capability to prepare state, local, and tribal responders to handle manmade events or major accidents involving mass casualties. (more…)
For years, diabetics have been using a tiny drop of blood from a finger prick to accurately detect blood sugar glucose levels. Researchers at West Virginia University (WVU) www.wvu.edu funded by the National Institute Neurological Disorders and Stroke www.ninds.nih.gov are developing a similar device to diagnose two very different types of problems such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and secondly to determine if there are heavy metals in water supplies. (more…)
Veterans living in rural areas comprise 41 percent of all enrollees in the VA healthcare system with the majority of veterans treated at one of the Veterans Administration’s 833 Community-based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC). (more…)