Monitoring Adolescents BP

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provided funding to the HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research to study how EHR-based Clinical Decision Support (CDS) can provide better care of elevated Blood Pressure (BP) and hypertension in adolescents. (more…)

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Foundation to Award $4.45 Million

The DentaQuest Foundation through their Innovation Fund for Oral Health is planning to award up to $4.5 million in grants in 2013. Since 2000, the Foundation has provided over $30 million in grants and program support. The Foundation supports programs to improve the oral health and collaboration among local, state, and national partners. (more…)

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Rural Practice Adopts EHR

Like many people in rural areas, Alaska Natives who live in remote villages have limited access to healthcare. Approximately 85,000 native Alaskans live in small villages of 300 to 400 people that are accessible only by air or water. (more…)

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Agencies Award $100,000 to Team

A team effort developed a personal portable and wearable air pollution sensor under the “My Air, My Health Challenge” and received $100,000 for their Conscious Clothing system at the Health Datapalooza event on June 4th. The grand prize was awarded by NIH, HHS Office of the National Coordinator for HIT, and EPA. (more…)

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Potential for Mobile Apps

Federal CIOs are thinking strategically on how to purchase, manage, and use mobile devices. Today, agencies are embracing the wider use of mobile devices and have begun to develop structures and procedures that will allow for the secure adoption of commercially created mobile apps. (more…)

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Legislation Introduced on the Hill

On May 28th, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unveiled draft legislation to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system and replace it with a stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program. The Subcommittee on Health has scheduled a hearing on the draft legislation on June 5. (more…)

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University Fostering Entrepreneurs

Moving ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace can be difficult. That is because federal research dollars typically don’t support the proof-of-concept studies needed to demonstrate the feasibility of a promising new technology or diagnostic test. Also, very often scientists have to struggle to develop a successful pitch or execute a business plan. (more…)

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