Federal Telemedicine News is taking a break and postings will start again the week of March 9, 2014.
Terry Bauch M.D., Cardiologist at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center and Raymond Allen M.D., have created a device that patients can use to monitor heart failure at home. He was recently named the Colonel Rank winner for third place in the 2013 National MicroMedic Contest. (more…)
The Department of IT Services recently released their “Mississippi Strategic Master Plan for IT 2014-2016” relating how budgeting and funding of IT within the state government is done on an agency by agency basis. According to the plan, the goal is to find opportunities to develop and implement IT services that are common to multiple agencies and governmental programs. (more…)
Qualcomm through its Wireless Reach™ initiative and Medical Platform Asia (MedPA), a private corporation, are collaborating on a mobile health management system that will enable doctors and caregivers to use tablets and a cloud application to improve operational efficiencies and deliver more effective patient care. (more…)
The Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) encourages entrepreneurial innovation through programs and strategic initiatives. With funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Engineering (NIBIB), for the Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network (POCTRN), CIMIT is working to create a national center without walls to rapidly transform emerging Point-of-Care (POC) technologies into viable clinically focused solutions to improve primary health care. (more…)
In 2009, a national simulation training and education program was established for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) called SimLEARN to provide simulation-based learning strategies to help the clinical workforce use technology to enhance their training. Clinical simulation has become part of the culture at the San Francisco VA Medical Center for staff training, process evaluation and improvements, as well as dealing with safety issues. (more…)