MobileDefender Launched

Secura Trac, a provider of mobile health and safety solutions focused on protecting children, seniors, and employees has developed the MobileDefender™ to allow seniors to contact emergency help at any time and in any location with a press of a button. (more…)

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Senators Seeking Ideas

Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) are calling for healthcare physicians and other providers from across the country to bring ideas to the table on how to improve Medicare’s physician payment system. (more…)

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TrialNet Provides Free Screening

People with a family history of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) can now participate in free screening even if they live far from a study site. This alternative to site-based initial screening comes as modern technology enables more secure online registration for medical research. (more…)

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Mayo Study Underway

Continuity of care is a problem when thousands of volunteer medical relief groups offer care to patients and assistance to understaffed medical teams in remote underdeveloped and rural locations worldwide. Blake Fechtel MD, and PhD student at Mayo Clinic is working in a poor and secluded area of Honduras conducting a 13 month study on the use of telemedicine and how it can be used to maintain a relationship with remote patients. (more…)

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Device to Identify Cardiac Arrhythmias

Medtronic Inc. is funding a study so that a multidisciplinary group of University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers will be able to conduct a clinical trial to determine if an implantable device can identify undetected heart rhythm abnormalities in hemodialysis patients. This study could also identify a link between heart rhythm abnormalities and a variety of electrolyte levels in the patient’s blood and the solution used during the dialysis process. (more…)

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Healthcare Unbound Conference Coming

The Tenth Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference and Exhibition organized by the Center for Business Innovations (TCBI) and the Collaborative Health Consortium (CHC) will be held on July 11-12, 2013 at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus located in Denver Colorado. (more…)

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Virtual Care Service Launched

On May 6th at the ATA 2013 Conference held in Austin, Seattle-based Carena demonstrated how an integrated 24/7 virtual medicine service can help hospital systems and primary care clinics extend hours and access without adding staff or new facilities. The services provide routine and urgent care healthcare appointments by phone and webcam to patients in hospital systems and primary care clinics. (more…)

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