DOD’s Vision Research Program

The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Program, and the Army Medical Research Acquisitions Activity are seeking applications for the FY 2013 Defense Vision Research Program (VRP). Congressionally Directed Medical Research programs and TATRC are executing agents for this funding program announcement. (more…)

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News from the Mayo Clinic

Robert and Patricia Kern have given $100 million to Mayo Clinic with more than $87 million dedicated to the Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. In 2011, the Kerns gave Mayo $20 million to launch the Center. (more…)

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RTI’s New Seizure Alert System

Approximately 2 million people including 400,000 children in the U.S are being treated for epilepsy and one-third continue to have seizures despite treatment. Currently, there are no reliable home-based monitoring devices available in the U.S to assist caregivers. To address this important caregiver need, RTI International is developing a prototype mobile seizure alert system to help epilepsy patients and their families cope with seizures. (more…)

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VA Seeks Technology Partner

The Veterans Administration is looking for a partner to further develop and commercialize the “Ventilation Feedback System” to be used to provide the therapy for chronic lung disease. This system will be able to help patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and help them adopt more efficient breathing patterns while exercising. (more…)

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PatientPoint Tracker Introduced

PatientPoint, Inc. has released their PatientPoint® Tracker to enable hospitals and other providers to track patients across the care continuum by identifying gaps in care. PatientPoint serves more than 61,000 physicians across all programs and more than 570 hospitals throughout the U.S (more…)

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SSA Using eHealth Exchange

The Social Security Administration (SSA) one of the largest disability insurers in the world requests 15 million medical records annually from 500,000 providers to make decisions on over 3 million disability claims. To view the medical records, SSA uses the eHealth Exchange to obtain information from health information exchanges and healthcare organizations and expects to expand. (more…)

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