NIH/CDC Post SBIR Notice

The newly posted NIH and CDC SBIR Solicitation for FY 14 provides information on opportunities that the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program offers to not only small businesses but also to scientists at research institutions. In addition, the NIH Guide Notice (NOT-OD-13-108) also recently released provides the necessary links and information. (more…)

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Mississippi’s IT Accomplishments

Mississippi’s “Strategic Master Plan for IT for 2014-2016” published July 2013 discusses the state’s IT ongoing efforts to work with their combination Medicaid EHR and e-prescribing system.  In 2010, the State implemented the combined Medicaid EHR and e-Prescribing System called MEHRS/eScript supporting 650,000 beneficiaries. By the end of 2011, the system was used by 2,000 Medicaid providers and by an additional 1,200 clinical support staff members. (more…)

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Partners for Wireless Healthcare

Today, there is an increase in the number of heterogeneous wireless networks being used for diverse tasks as patient diagnostics and monitoring, personnel and equipment tracking, data analysis plus many other tasks. The rise in computing power in the modern healthcare environment requires the ability to extract additional knowledge from the increased storage of relevant data. (more…)

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Qualcomm Launches 2net Mobile

Qualcomm Life launched 2net Mobile™ at UPLINQ 2013 Mobile Development Conference held recently in San Diego. 2net Mobile, a new FDA-listed 2net platform gateway enables users to conveniently and securely monitor and transmit their readings while on-the-go, outside of the home and in all healthcare settings. (more…)

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Study Evaluating Heart Pump

“Cardiovascular disease kills one in three Americans. Severely ill heart failure patients have few options since there is a shortage of donor hearts for transplant. This has increased the need for functional and safe heart pump technology to not only keep patients alive but to also extend the quality of their lives”, reports E. Albert Reece MD, PhD, Vice President for Medical Affairs, and Dean of the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine. (more…)

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VA Awards Telehealth Contract

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has awarded AMC Health a $28.8 million five-year contract to provide telehealth solutions and services. Nesim Bildirici, President and CEO of AMC Health commented, “We are proud that the VA selected us as their telehealth partner and look forward to helping them transform healthcare delivery by providing veterans with convenient, accessible, and patient-centered care that is safe, effective, cost-effective, and sustainable.” (more…)

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Assessing Possible Concussions

The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix is working with Northern Arizona University (NAU) to test using a telemedicine robot to assess athletes with suspected concussions during football games as part of a research study. Sophisticated robotic technology consisting of a specialized remote controlled camera system will enable patients to be seen by a neurology specialist miles away in real time. (more…)

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