FDA Approves Medical Device

FDA has approved a device to treat epilepsy to help reduce the frequency of seizures in patients who have not responded well to medications.  According to the Epilepsy Foundation, epilepsy affects nearly 3 million in the U.S and is the third most common neurological disorder, after Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke. About 40 percent of people with epilepsy are severely affected and continue to have seizures despite treatment.  (more…)

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NIHCM Foundation Awards Grants

The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation has awarded new grants totaling nearly $230,000 to support four investigator-initiated research projects. More than 100 submissions were submitted. (more…)

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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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