Telemedicine Screening Premature Babies

According to the National Eye Institute https://nei.nih.gov about 3.9 million infants nationwide are born each year with Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) typically before 31 weeks gestation weighing about 2.75 pounds or less. (more…)

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Appalachia’s Proposed Telemental Network

“Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots” sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation www.rejf.org, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) www.arc.gov, and administered by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky www.healthy-ky.org  discusses health disparities in Appalachia. (more…)

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NSF to Help the Underserved

The National Science Foundation (NSF) https://www.nsf.gov has invested nearly $80 million in four new Engineering Research Centers (ERC) to create novel technology platforms to address national challenges not only in important health areas but also for energy sustainability. (more…)

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DHS Awards Funds for Security

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology awarded Metronome Software $749,930 to strengthen security for first responder mobile device-based sensor systems. (more…)

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World Bank Financing Bangladesh

The government of Bangladesh has signed a $15 million financing agreement with the World Bank www.worldbank.org to improve the country’s health, nutrition, and population serves. The Health Sector Support Project will help strengthen the country’s health system by improving quality and coverage of essential services and help to enhance equity especially where key health indicators are below national averages. (more…)

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Drones to Help in Emergencies

In the future, drone technologies could be deployed to allow citizen scientists plus residents in rural and urban areas to assist first responders in managing disasters at a more rapid or even real-time pace. (more…)

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Johns Hopkins Expands Telemedicine

“There are many successful telemedicine projects taking place at Johns Hopkins which is just the beginning”, said, Rebecca Canino, Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Telemedicine www.hopkinsmedicine.org as reported in the current issue of the Johns Hopkins publication DOME. (more…)

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