Tissue Chip to Screen Drugs

To help streamline the therapeutic development pipeline, NIH www.nih.gov in collaboration with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) www.darpa.mil and FDA www.fda.gov, is leading an initiative to improve the process for predicting whether drugs will be safe in humans. (more…)

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AHRQ Grant to Study HIT & Patient Safety

The Montefiore Medical Center, www.montefiore.org, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital www.brighamandwomens.org  received $300,000 in grant funding from AHRQ to study the impact of health IT on patient safety. The research will directly address “wrong patient” electronic orders, an important clinical patient safety issue impacted by health IT. (more…)

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PA’s Allegheny County Issues RFP

Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) at www.allegheny,county.us/dhs issued a Request for Proposals on September 12, 2014 http://alleghenycounty.us/dhs/solicitations.aspx. (more…)

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Online Access Gap for Older Adults

Time Warner Cable’s “Research Program on Digital Communications” program released the report “Closing Online Access Gaps for Older Adults” www.twcrecarchprogtam.com September 23 at the National Press Club. The report was produced by John Horrigan PhD in conjunction with Project GOAL, an initiative to get more senior citizens online. (more…)

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Center for Telehealth Receives Award

The University of Virginia Center for Telehealth www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/pub/ofice-of-telemedicine received the 2014 Governor’s Technology Award for making it easier to access high quality care and health education for patients across the Commonwealth. (more…)

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Advancing Military Medicine

The Pacific Joint Information Technology Center (Pacific JITC) located in Maui http://deploytech.dhhq.health.mil/pacificjitc/aboutpacificjitc.aspx supports DOD medical readiness requirements and IT modernization. Pacific JITC also has a test and evaluation laboratory to support software and systems testing related to military continuum care. (more…)

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