First Stop Health’s Story

Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com as part of their “Healthcare Disruptive Technologies & Innovations” series, recently held a small group investor dinner in New York City with Patrick Spain, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of First Stop Health (FSH) https://www.fshealth.com, a telehealth company privately held and headquartered in Chicago. (more…)

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Funding to Address Infant Mortality

Birth defects are a leading cause of infant mortality in the U.S and contribute substantially to healthcare costs and life-long disabilities. They affect 1 in every 33 babies in the U.S., which accounts for more than 20% of all infant deaths, and contribute to $2.6 billion annually in hospital costs alone. (more…)

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Medical Device to Treat ADHD

FDA https://www.fda.gov has announced the marketing of the first medical device called “Monarch External Trigeminal Nerve Simulation System” (eTNS) to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD. The marketing permit has been granted to NeuroSigma https://www.neurosigma.com and directed for use for patients’ ages 7 to 12 years old who are not currently taking prescribed ADHD medication. (more…)

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N.C. Issues RFP for EHR

Last week an RFP was issued for the Cumberland County Department of Public Health (DPH). Cumberland County, North Carolina is seeking proposals from qualified firms to supply an EHR system to support the County Department of Public Health clinical and ancillary operations. (more…)

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HRSA to Release Funding Notice

HRSA’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) https://www.hrsa.gov plans to release a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) within a few weeks for a new Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) initiative called “RECORP-Medication-Assisted Treatment Expansion” (HRSA-19-102). (more…)

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NIH Seeks Applications from SBCs

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program helps bring innovative solutions to public health challenges. Large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well as venture capital firms have traditionally provided the resources needed to fully develop and commercialize biomedical products and services initiated with federal SBIR funding. (more…)

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Military’s Eye Care Using Telemedicine

With funding from the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio, in Texas, Air Force and Army medical researchers are developing a HIPAA-compliant smart phone app to connect providers downrange with on-call ophthalmologists either in theater or at a clinic to assist with eye injuries. (more…)

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