Technology Saves Lives in Nepal

NASA’s www.nasa.gov radar technology designed to detect heart beats of victims trapped in wreckage, enabled crews to rescue four men in the village of Chautara in Nepal. The radar technology a small suitcase-sized device is called “Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response” or referred to as FINDER. (more…)

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Brief Discusses Pediatric EHRs

Pediatric patients’ developmental status changes from completely dependent and helpless to independent mature individuals. Pediatric care providers need EHRs to record and support physiological and developmental changes to assure that the changes are occurring at the right pace and time. (more…)

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Telemedicine Services in Florida

The University of Miami initiated telehealth services in 1973 and claims the first telehealth service in Florida, the first use of nurse practitioners in telemedicine in the nation, and the first telemedicine program in correctional facilities. (more…)

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FDA Issues Request for Information

FDA www.fda.gov has access to multiple drug utilization databases, some of which contain pediatric use patterns, but it is not always possible for FDA to fully characterize pediatric drug use nationwide. Information is lacking from stand-alone pediatric hospitals where children may receive different therapeutic treatments compared to children treated in general hospitals or in outpatient settings. (more…)

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Technology to Treat Chronic Pain

The Colorado Medicaid’s Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) www.colorado.gov/ pacific/hcpf/accountable-care-collaborative is launching a cutting-edge care model to use telehealth technology to help primary care medical providers treat chronic pain and reduce prescription painkiller abuse among Medicaid members. (more…)

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CDC Forecasts Funding

Birth defects affect one in every 33 babies in the U.S, account for more than 20 percent of all infant deaths, and contribute to $2.6 billion annually in hospital costs alone. CDC has been directed to collect data on birth defects and provide information to the public on how to prevent birth defects. (more…)

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