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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)