Mobile Technologies Support Stroke Care

The VA’s newsletter “The Rural Connection” in an article written by Alan Geilsamer, Program Specialist for the VA’s Office of Connected Care https://connectedcare.va.gov, relates how mobile technologies have been used successfully to support acute stroke care. (more…)

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Maryland Addresses the Opioid Crisis

Federal actions were undertaken that affect the State of Maryland concerning the opioid crisis. The state was awarded a $20 million two year grant from the CURES Act currently in its second year. The funds from the CURES Act are used for the Maryland Opioid Response program https://bha.health.maryland.gov/NALoxone/Pages/home.aspx. (more…)

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NIMH Awards Funds to UB Spinoff

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) https:///nimh.nih.gov is providing funds for $250,000 to the University of Buffalo’s spinoff Cytocybermetics http://cytocybernetics.com to help move the company into the marketplace. The funding will enable scientists to develop Cybercyte, a futuristic device able to integrate electronics with individual cells to test how new medicines affect the cell’s electrical activity.

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Diagnosing SSIs Using mHealth

Mobile phones, tablets, and other wireless devices are increasingly being deployed to improve health in low-resource settings. To help the field advance, the Fogarty International Center (FIC) https://www.fic.nih.gov part of NIH, has awarded $4.4 million to 12 Universities to support Mobile Health (mHealth) research in low and middle income countries. (more…)

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Draft Report Released by HHS

On November 28, 2018, HHS issued a draft strategy report to help reduce administrative and the regulatory burden on clinicians caused by the use of health IT. The development of the report was led by the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) in partnership with CMS as required in the 21st Century Cures Act. (more…)

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Robots to Help Autistic Children

Many children on the autism spectrum respond positively to robots, and are able to interact with socially assistive robots which could possibly improve the social behaviors of children with autism and help them to learn. (more…)

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Center Assists Medical Device Startups

Supported by a $7.9 million grant from NIH, the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) https://www.uml.edu/Research/M2D2, is going to develop a new center to assist inventors to develop promising new point-of-care devices and technologies to help patients with heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. (more…)

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