Rural Hospitals Receive Funds

In April, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust http://helmsleytrust.org provided $16 million in new grants to help 41 hospitals in the rural upper Midwest. The Helmsley Rural Healthcare Program funds innovative projects that use IT to connect rural patients to emergency medical care, bring the latest medical therapies to patients in remote areas, and provide state-of-the-art training for rural hospitals and EMS personnel. (more…)

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Faster Adoption of Technology Needed

“The transformation of the healthcare system will require faster adoption of appropriate technology as well as changes in the way that the system is structured”, according to Robert Pearl, MD, http://robertpearlmd.com speaking at the “Splash Health, Wellness and Wearables Conference” held in March in San Francisco. (more…)

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Help for Startups

A Purdue University www.purdue.edu  affiliated software startup AccuPS LLC recently received www.accups.com $100,000 in investment funding to assist in further development. The startup AccuPS developed the AeroWand™, a high definition 3-D motion tracking technology to provide a way for mobile Virtual Reality (VR) users to interact in the VR space. (more…)

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Wound Care Using Telemedicine

Grant funding from USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program supported by the Central Virginia Telemedicine Network for Nursing Homes and Dialysis Centers in 2014 was awarded to the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System www.healthsystem.virginia.edu for $253,330 to study “Telemedicine Wound Care.”  (more…)

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Telemedicine Project to Treat MS

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) clinicians face challenges in optimizing neurological care especially for people with advanced MS living in medically underserved communities according to Elizabeth Morrison-Banks M.D., a Health Sciences Clinical Professor, School of Medicine at the University of California Riverside https://medschool.ucr.edu. (more…)

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Apps to Pinpoint Indoor Locations

GPS usually works great outdoors, but if you are disoriented or ill in a large building waiting for an emergency response team, presently there are no smartphone apps today that can effectively be used for indoor navigation. (more…)

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Speaking at MATRC

Attendees at the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center 2017 Telehealth Summit (MATRC) www.matrcsummit.org held April 2-4, heard Ateev Mehrotra MD, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine at Harvard Medical School, discuss thoughts, ideas, and challenges related to healthcare. (more…)

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