PCORI Announces 2014 Funding

The Improving Healthcare Systems (IHS) program within the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) www.pcori.org has published a funding announcement. PCORI is looking for proposers to study the comparative effectiveness of alternate features of healthcare systems designed to optimize the quality, outcomes, and/or efficiency of care for patients. These systems can include innovative technologies, personnel deployments, incentives, and service designs. (more…)

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Sharing Neuroscience Data

Today, researchers can simultaneously record the electrical or optical activity of a thousand neurons in a mouse’s brain while the animal is navigating a maze and very soon that number may be in the millions. (more…)

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VA Updating Scheduling System

The Veterans Administration (VA) www.va.gov announced plans on August 25th to issue a Request for proposal (RFP) for a new Medical Appointment Scheduling System. The new system will provide medical schedulers with cutting-edge, management-based scheduling software. The RFP will be made public by the end of September 2014 and the VA hopes to award the contract by the end of 2014. (more…)

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Automating Lab-on-a-Chip

A research team at the University of California Riverside (UCR) www.ucr.edu has created a computer programming language that will automate “laboratory-on-a-chip” technologies used in DNA sequencing, drug discovery, virus detection, and other biomedical applications. (more…)

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Zimbabwe’s Health IT System

The Government of Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care www.zim.gov.zw assisted by RTI International www.rti.org and supported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov (CDC) under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, has launched a new Zimbabwe national health information system with mobile health messaging. (more…)

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NIST to Award Cooperative Agreement

NIST is looking for an organization to support SBIR awardees by providing technical, business expertise, and resources. The objective is to promote commercialization for the technologies developed through the SBIR program www.nist.gov/tpo/sbir. (more…)

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