Social Media Critical in Emergencies

Effectively integrating social media tools to meet the needs of emergency managers was the topic at a briefing held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington D.C. on October 4, 2013. Experts in the emergency management field voiced their opinions and thoughts on how social media can effectively help emergency managers. (more…)

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Telemedicine Improves Asthma Care

For students, particularly students in lower-income areas, asthma is one of the leading causes of school absences according to data from CDC. Since 2006, the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has worked with the Rochester City School District to try to improve asthma care for students. For close to a dozen years, URMC has been bringing telemedicine to city schools to allow offsite doctors to make quick diagnoses of sick students. (more…)

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Wireless Health Hub Introduced

SoCal Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Development (SoCal EED), a non-profit corporation located in San Diego County, has introduced the Wireless Health Hub a new startup community for wireless health entrepreneurs, founders, investors, business leaders, and other health technology people who are developing wireless medical devices, personal health products and services, and health-related software applications. (more…)

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State Telehealth Program Expands

Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) a state-wide primary care system established in 1972 based in Middletown, Connecticut, is expanding their telehealth program to Delaware. The program uses Project ECHO which is an innovative program that uses video conferencing and case-based learning to expand access to specialty care for underserved patients. (more…)

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DOD’s Market Research

The Department of Defense Health Management System Modernization (DHMSM) program is doing market research and planning to assess the current state and capabilities of EHR products. DOD is contemplating replacing their EHR systems that will include AHLTA, Composite Health Care System, Essentris, and the EHR component of the Theater Medical Information Program. (more…)

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Hospital Discharge Website

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) includes new hospital discharge data on its Health Data NY website at http://health.data.ny.gov to provide 24/7 access to important health information on inpatient treatment in New York State hospitals. “When public health partners, academia, researchers, or others are asked what type of health data they would like to access to support research and analysis, they very often request hospital discharge data,” said State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, MD. (more…)

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“Body-on-a-Chip” Under Development

If chemical or biological attacks occur, it is essential to have effective antidotes and therapies ready. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine was awarded $24 million to develop a “Body-on-a-Chip” project to help counteract the effects from a chemical or biological attack.  DOD’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency enabled the Naval Warfare Systems Center, Pacific (SSC Pacific) to make the award. (more…)

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