CETF CEO Presents Ideas

Sunne Wright McPeak, President and CEO of the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) appeared October 29th before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet to discuss California’s broadband adoption and how the Federal government should move forward. (more…)

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New Data Sharing Tool Available

CMS has just launched the “Virtual Research Data Center” (VRDC) to help researchers virtually access and analyze the CMS vast store of healthcare data. Now researchers using the VRDC will be able to access CMS data from their own workstations and analyze and manipulate data within the VRDC. (more…)

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$2.6 Million Raised in Venture Capital

The newly named company Kinematix formerly called Tomorrow Options is a body dynamics company delivering cutting-edge connected health and fitness products used to evaluate body position and movement resulting in improved human function, wellness, and performance. (more…)

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Reducing ED Visits

In a study of 18 urban hospitals, 3.1 percent of Emergency Department (ED) users account for 16.5 percent of visits. Spectrum Health’s EDs at their two largest hospitals located in Grand Rapids Michigan treat about 1,000 patients visiting the ED at least ten times a year. Very often these patients are coming for non-urgent needs that the ED is unable to address. (more…)

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Spectral MD Awarded Contract

Spectral MD Inc. located in Dallas recently received a contract for $2.4 million from the Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority (BARDA) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at HHS. The funding is to be used to further develop Spectral MD’s DeepView imaging system to aid patients burned in disasters. (more…)

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Coordinating Care for Duals

In October, CMS and the State of South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) announced plans to test a new pilot to provide care for individuals who are both Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. The intent is to provide a better model of care for dual eligibles that is more coordinated and person-centered. (more…)

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Grant Award for Rehab Technologies

The Department of Education recently announced a grant for $924,512 awarded to the University at Buffalo to promote the transfer of rehabilitation technologies. The Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) made the funding available. (more…)

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