NIH Plans for Diagnostic Technologies

The July 2020 NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research supports research to develop and validate new diagnostic technologies. Last April, to address the need for better diagnostics, NIH launched the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative to speed innovation in COVID-19 testing technologies. (more…)

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EHRs Help Manage Substance Abuse

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for HIT https://healthit.gov released a data brief July 2020 addressing the use of electronic technologies to help individuals and their providers support better care coordination. When this is achieved, individuals and their providers will be able to more easily manage and exchange treatment records. (more…)

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Company Sees Future Opportunities

Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com hosted Select Quote’s https://selectquote.com CEO, Tim Danker and the CFO Raff Sadun for a virtual NDR. Select Quote (SLQT) sees a massive opportunity across all three segments, and believes the company is well positioned to take advantage of that opportunity given the company’s technology stack and agent force. (more…)

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Virtual Connected Health Summit Coming

Parks Associates https://www.parksassociates.com are highlighting virtual care solutions at their 7th Annual Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation to be held September 1-3, 2020. Parks Associates research finds that the use of telehealth services has nearly tripled year-over-year with 41% of U.S broadband households having used telehealth services in the last 12 months. (more…)

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USM Fund Invests in KaloCyte

KaloCyte, Inc., http://kalocyte.com, a preclinical-stage healthcare biotechnology company has developed ErythroMer™, a synthetic, bio-inspired red blood cell substitute for use when stored red blood cells are not available. The company received a $300,000 investment from the University System of Maryland Momentum Fund (USM) https://www.momentum.usmd.edu, as part of a $750 K to 1 Million target funding with more than $600K raised to date. (more…)

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Cloud SecOps Contract Awarded

CMS https://www.cms.gov awarded Halfaker and Associates LLC https://www.halfaker.com a three year contract for $18 million for Cloud Security Operations and Maintenance (Cloud SecOps). Halfaker is, a technology solutions provider within the Federal government’s health, intelligence, defense, and security sectors. (more…)

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Pandemic Response in Rural Iowa

Residents in 70 rural Iowa communities are being asked to fill out surveys to help state and federal officials better respond to COVID-19. Researchers at Iowa State University https://www.iastate.edu and the University of Iowa https://uiowa.edu received a $200,000 rapid response grant from the National Science Foundation https://www.nsf.gov to conduct the  survey. (more…)

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