PCAST’s Thoughts on Health IT

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) recently released their latest report to the President and Congress. PCAST is an advisory group with leading scientists and engineers directly offering advice to the President. (more…)

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SAMHSA Issues Sole Source Notice

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) www.samhsa.gov within HHS, wants to establish a collaboration between Project ECHO http://echo.unm.edu and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) www.asam.org. (more…)

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DHS S&T Licenses Technology

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) www.dhs,gov/science-and-technology has licensed the “Radio Internet-Protocol Communications Module” (RIC-M) to two commercial partners Christine Wireless Inc., and Avtec Inc. (more…)

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Teaching IBM’s Watson to See

IBM’s Watson technology will be able to see by combining Watson’s advanced image analytics and cognitive capabilities with data and images obtained from Merge Healthcare’s medical imaging management platform. The planned acquisition will help to advance Watson beyond natural language and as a result, Watson will have the ability to see. (more…)

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Patients to Receive Genetic Information

The Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) www.airforcemedicine.af.mil has partnered with the Coriell Institute for Medical Research www.usaf.coriell.org located in Camden New Jersey to prepare the medical community for the integration of genomic medicine. The study now entering Phase II is expanding the program to include all Active Duty members and their spouses as well as Air Force retirees and their spouses. (more…)

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NIH Seeks Software Tools

NIH has issued their “Big Data to Knowledge” (BD2K) Funding Opportunity announcement (FOA) (RFA-CA-15-017) seeking development of software tools and methods in three topic areas including data privacy, data repurposing, and applying metadata which are all part of the overall BD2K initiative. NIH intends to fund about 8 to 12 awards, totaling $5 million for FY 2016. (more…)

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