GLNT Expanding Telemedicine for PD

Parkinson’s disease, (PD) a neurodegenerative disorder affects over six million people worldwide. Individuals can be affected by tremor, slowed movements, rigidity, and gait abnormalities. Chronic use common therapies to treat motor symptoms often cause a side effect known as dyskinesias, which are involuntary and irregular rapid movements. (more…)

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VA’s Research & Tech Transfer Update

Unlike other Federal agencies, the Veterans Administration (VA) does not have laboratories where the predominant function is research. The VA includes research as part of each Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) which means that each VAMC is considered a Federal laboratory. (more…)

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Bosch Initiates Telehealth Partnerships

The Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems (Bosch Healthcare) has formed a strategic partnership with Remedy Health Media to develop and market an innovative suite of web-based products and solutions to support better patient engagement in telehealth and compliance with medical care. (more…)

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DOD Releases Funding Opportunity

Military personnel who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) face an increased risk for developing several long-term health problems. These conditions can include Alzheimer’s-like dementia, aggression, memory loss, depression, and symptoms similar to those of other neurological diseases. (more…)

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Locating Rural Healthcare Gaps

Although most of the larger Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers are located in urban areas, the veteran population is spread throughout the country. Nearly 6 million veterans and 36 percent of the 8.3 million Veterans Health Administration (VHA) enrollees live in rural areas. It is very important for the VHA to determine where rural veterans live in relation to VA services in order to improve their access to care. (more…)

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NIH/CDC Post SBIR Notice

The newly posted NIH and CDC SBIR Solicitation for FY 14 provides information on opportunities that the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program offers to not only small businesses but also to scientists at research institutions. In addition, the NIH Guide Notice (NOT-OD-13-108) also recently released provides the necessary links and information. (more…)

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Mississippi’s IT Accomplishments

Mississippi’s “Strategic Master Plan for IT for 2014-2016” published July 2013 discusses the state’s IT ongoing efforts to work with their combination Medicaid EHR and e-prescribing system.  In 2010, the State implemented the combined Medicaid EHR and e-Prescribing System called MEHRS/eScript supporting 650,000 beneficiaries. By the end of 2011, the system was used by 2,000 Medicaid providers and by an additional 1,200 clinical support staff members. (more…)

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