NIHCM Awards Grants

The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation (NIHCM) www.nihcm.org a nonprofit, recently awarded seven new grants totaling $345,000 to support investigator-initiated health services research. NIHCM has awarded over $1 million in grants since the research grant program began in 2012. (more…)

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Year Four for Maine’s SIM

In 2013, the State of Maine www.maine.gov was awarded a three year $33 million State Innovation Model (SIM) grant from the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)  https://innovation.cms.gov. Over the last three years, SIM has partnered with providers in both the physical and behavioral health fields, public and private insurers, data and system analysts, purchasers, workforce developers, and Maine consumers. (more…)

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EMS Info to EDs & Cath Labs

Innovative Communication LLC (InnoComm) www.Track-EMS.com based in Charlottesville Virginia reports that TrackEMS®, a communication tool for EMS Professionals, enables smartphones and tablets to be used to securely communicate with hospital’s Emergency Departments and Cath Labs. With TrackEMS, EMS professionals can rapidly get data to Emergency Departments so that the ED and Cath Lab are set up and prepared in advance of the patient’s arrival. (more…)

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Studying Blast Pressure on the Brain

Army researchers are studying the physiological effects of blast pressure on the brain to discover solutions involving technology that will protect soldiers in training or in the field. The Army is partnering with the Japanese Ministry of Defense www.mod.go.jp/e/. (more…)

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Computers & Physical Therapy

After a stroke, patients may have trouble walking and unable to regain the gait they had before suffering a stroke. By using computers, clinicians are now able to determine the most effective rehabilitation treatment prescription for a patient. This is necessary since clinicians don’t always have all the information needed to know which treatment approach to use or how the approach should be implemented to maximize walking recovery. (more…)

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Interoperability Making Progress

Rush Health www.rush-health.com an integrated health network has adopted InterSystem’s http://interSystems.com HealthShare® interoperability platform to help coordinate care. Rush Health serving greater Chicago includes four hospitals, more than 1,100 physician members, and 350 non-physician network clinicians. (more…)

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Studying Liver Transplant Patients

A Clinical Trial sponsored by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is currently recruiting participants for the study “Adult Liver Transplant Enhanced Care” (ALTER) https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02320422. (more…)

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