NIH Issues Funding Notice

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR within NIH has issued a funding announcement to encourage research to improve self-management and the quality of life for children and adolescents with chronic conditions. (more…)

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Sprint & Techstars Launch Accelerator

Sprint is seeking an elite group of entrepreneurs with big ideas to improve healthcare using mobile technology. Sprint is investing in the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator initiative to provide an opportunity for Sprint to get closer to the entrepreneurs and emerging technologies in mobile health at a critically important time. (more…)

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GLNT Receives Patent

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies has been awarded a patent for their in-home continuous monitoring system for patients living with Parkinson’s disease.  This means that Parkinson’s patients will be able to provide their doctors with real-time highly accurate symptom information from their own homes throughout their day. (more…)

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Dermatologists go Online

Mark Seraly M.D., CEO, CMO, and Founder of Iagnosis a company located in the Pittsburgh area, found himself with patients on an eight month waiting list. He decided to go virtual and so form a company to develop a service known as “DermatologistOnCall®” launched August 2013. (more…)

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Telehealth Actions on the Hill

Senator Mazie K. Hirono, (D-HI) a member of both the Senate Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committees with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) have issued an amendment (S.A. 2114) to be incorporated as part of the newly drafted National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The amendment requires DOD to issue a report on the current status of telehealth initiatives. (more…)

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Device to Relieve Migraine Pain

FDA now allows marketing of the Cerena Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator (TMS) manufactured by eNeura Therapeutics of Sunnyvale California. The Cerena TMS the first device to relieve pain caused by migraine headaches is a prescription device. (more…)

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Remote Monitoring Contract Awarded

The Veterans Administration (VA) awarded a sole source contract (VA7977N-14-C-0013) to St Jude Medical Inc. in Saint Paul Minnesota for $348,000 for their remote monitoring system. The company is focusing on cardiac rhythm management, atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular, and neuromodulation. (more…)

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