NTIA Awards FirstNet Grants

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration within the Department of Commerce https://www.ntia.doc.gov has awarded 46 grants under the “State and Local Implementation Grant Program” (SLIGP) to help states and territories prepare for FirstNet’s buildout of the nation’s public safety broadband network. (more…)

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Book on AI & Robots Just Published

Darrell M. West Vice President for Governance Studies and the Director for the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings Institution, has just announced his new book “The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation.” (more…)

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Addressing Population Health Needs

Lifespan https://www.lifespan.org, Rhode Island’s first health system is a comprehensive integrated academic health system affiliated with the Medical School at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Miriam Hospital, Bradly Hospital, and Newport Hospital. (more…)

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American Well’s Partnership

American Well https://www.americanwell.com exhibiting at the American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, announced that American Well and 19Labs www.19labs.com, the creator of GALE Telehealth 2.0 point of care solutions are partnering. The companies can now provide their customers access to GALE Kiosks and Tablet solutions. (more…)

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CDC’s ADDM Network

CDC https://www.cdc.gov funds the “Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring” (ADDM) Network to estimate the number of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities living in different areas of the U.S. (more…)

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FDA Permits Marketing of AI Device

FDA https://www.fda.gov now permits the marketing of an artificial intelligence-based device to detect a mild level of diabetic retinopathy in adults who have diabetes. The device called IDx-DR is a software program that uses an artificial intelligence algorithm to analyze images of the eye taken with a retinal camera called the Topcon NW400. (more…)

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Cyberknife Success at Hospital

According to an article appearing in “VAntagePoint”, the Official Blog for the VA, a new robotic treatment was recently used for the first time at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital https://www.tampa.va.gov in Tampa to give veterans more treatment options for cancer. The Cyberknife M6 machine was used to treat a veteran with a cancerous brain tumor.

The Cyberknife uses an arm similar to those used by manufacturing robots in auto plants to precisely deliver high dosage radiation to tumors to destroy cancer cells. Despite the name of Cyberknife, this treatment is a completely non-invasive procedure and causes no pain or sensation in the patient during treatment. (more…)

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