Teleaudiology Makes a Difference

People with hearing problems are being helped in Zambia, a developing country larger than Texas with a population of more than 14 million. Dr. Jackie Clark, a clinical associate Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences http://bbs.utdallas.edu at the University of Texas, Dallas http://utdallas.edu has helped Dr. Alfred Mwamba establish a teleaudiology practice over the past year in the landlocked country of Zambia located in South-Central Africa. (more…)

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USDA Funds $40 Million for Broadband

USDA has awarded nearly $40 million in loans for new or improved broadband services in rural parts of Minnesota, North Dakota, and Texas. The loans are being funded through the USDA Rural Utilities Service’s “Telecommunication Infrastructure Loan Program” to expand voice, video, and data services. (more…)

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BPC Releases White Paper

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Health Project released a White Paper August 19, 2014 “Transitioning from Volume to Value: Opportunities and Challenges for Health Care Delivery System Reform” at http://bipartisanpolicy.org examining some of the barriers and potential solutions to moving toward more organized systems of care in light of the current legislative and regulatory environment. (more…)

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FDA Seeks Proposals

As announced in the August 15 Federal Register, FDA is soliciting proposals for participation in a pilot program called the “Medical Device Development Tools” Pilot Program” (MDDT). FDA supports the development of MDDTs so that manufacturers and FDA will be able to assess and measure the performance, safety and effectiveness of medical devices. (more…)

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Alaska’s Telemedicine Experiment

In looking back forty years at telemedicine technology used in Alaska, it is interesting to see how a comprehensive telemedicine experimentation began and also, how comprehensive telemedicine experimentation operated in the early 1970s. (more…)

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Military Flow of Patient Data

After service members or civilians are wounded in a war zone, medics treating the wounded develop a report that is immediately uploaded to the internet. Next, the medic completes a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) card documenting the casualty’s wounds and treatment. (more…)

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