Monitoring 20 Patients at a Time

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) https://www.onr.navy.mil is collaborating with the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research https://www.usaisr.ammedd.army.mil, and industry partner Athena GTX’s https://athenagtx.com on the FDA approved Wireless Vital Signs Monitor (WVSM). The WVSM is designed as part of ONR’s sponsored Automated Critical Care System (ACCS) which is a patient care system unit in a suitcase weighing under 25 pounds. (more…)

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Spinoff Testing POC Diagnostic Kit

A*STAR https://www.a-star.edu.sg is Singapore’s lead public sector agency to spearhead research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technologies.  The Institute of Microelectronics (IME) https://www.ime.a-star.edu.sg within A*STAR and One BioMed, an A*STAR spin-off, recently signed an agreement to develop a $9 million joint lab. (more…)

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Treating Patients with TeleMAT

The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) https://umc.edu Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in collaboration with the UMMC Neuro Institute is using a combination of telehealth and in-person clinic visits to support patients in rural areas with opioid disorders. (more…)

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NIH Releases Funding Notice

Although health IT holds promise for reducing disparities in underserved populations by facilitating behavior change and improving quality of healthcare services and health outcomes, few studies have examined the impact of health IT adoption on racial/ethnic disparities in outcomes. (more…)

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FDA Issues Report on Devices

FDA https://www.fda.gov released the report “Report on Non-Device Software Functions: Impact to Health and Best Practices-December 2018” describing the benefits and risks of digital health tools that are not regulated by the FDA as medical devices. (more…)

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Researchers Capturing Vitals via Video

Researchers from Penn State https://www.engr.psu.edu and Johns Hopkins University https://www.jhu.edu are developing ways to capture vital signs in patients in resource-constrained environments using a cell phone camera. (more…)

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EHRs Analyze Student Absents

The Trenton Health Team (THT) in the Trenton Public Schools has been awarded a five year $300,000 grant by the Princeton Area Community Foundations’s “All Kids Thrive” https://pacf.org/all-kids-thrive initiative. The plan is to combat absenteeism in the Trenton school system by transforming the lives of people living in poverty which is one of the top risk factors for chronic student absenteeism. (more…)

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