VHA Piloting New Technology

Veterans and treatment teams at the Veterans Health Administration’s Palo Alto Health Care system are piloting a new technological tool to help treat the effects of PTSD and TBI. For the past year, veterans have been using an interactive mobile health system called “IntelaCare”. (more…)

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Technology to Control Glucose

Griffin P. Rodgers M.D Director of the National Institute Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at NIH, appeared before the Senate Special Committee on Aging in July to discuss how technology is needed to improve glucose control since self-managing blood glucose levels is a huge burden for those with type 1 diabetes. (more…)

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Still Time to Register for ATA

The 2013 ATA Fall Forum to be held September 8-10 at the Sheraton Centre will have many sessions exploring telemedicine as the solution to dealing with healthcare’s biggest problems such as reducing readmissions, dealing with chronic care issues, developing effective payment models and much more… (more…)

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EHRs Provide More Accurate Care

A new study conducted by researchers at the Columbia University School of Nursing and partner institutions, shows that structured timely record-sharing enables more accurate care for individuals and produces more cohesive data for informing public health policy. (more…)

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Army Signs Agreement with AmpliPhi

The Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) and AmpliPhi Biosciences Corporation have signed an agreement to develop medical products that use bacteriophages to treat burns, skin and soft tissue infections, and diarrheal diseases. (more…)

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European Scientists Study the Brain

According to researchers, 165 million Europeans are likely to experience some form of brain-related disease during their lifetime. Finding better ways of preventing and treating brain diseases is becoming urgent. ICT research is expected to deliver new insights and innovations related to TBI, mental disorders, pain, epilepsy, and pediatric conduct disorders. (more…)

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RFP Issued for Dual Eligible Project

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is developing a demonstration in the state to strengthen services and support for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. The services and supports for the dually eligible will be delivered by newly created Integrated Care Organization (ICO) and by currently existing Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHP). (more…)

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