The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences has established the Office of Clinical Practice Innovation. The new office will serves as the organizational home for developing and evaluating clinical interventions to improve medical care. This initiative will provide increased knowledge and understanding of structure processes and the effects of health services on individuals and populations. (more…)
Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a provider of integrated performance and Learning Management Systems (LMS) is implementing their Software-as-a-Service LMS and Social platform for the California Health Benefit Exchange also known as “Covered California”. The LMS will be used to educate nearly nine million Californians about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (more…)
Neurosurgeons at NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and at leading university medical centers have developed and are using ClearPoint® technology to minimize the structural and clinical risks in performing brain surgery. The technology enables neurosurgeons to operate safely and precisely on structures deep in the brain through small openings in the skull. (more…)
As organizing chair and founder of the Connected Health Symposium, Joe Ternullo is working with his talented team of co-chairs on the next Symposium October 24 -25 in Boston – with a timely theme “Collaborations and Innovations to Engage Patients and Elevate Care.”
Given that this is the 10th annual Symposium – a milestone event – Joe gave an interview to the Federal Telemedicine News to offer his perspective on the growing importance of the Symposium over the past decade and on notable changes we’ve seen in the field of health IT over the past ten years.
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) within NIH posted a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on July 11, 2013, seeking technologies to measure blood pressure in low-resource settings in the U.S and India. NIBIB plans to commit $2 million in FY 2014 to fund up to three applications. (more…)
FDA allows marketing of the first medical device based on brain function to assess Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents 6 to 17 years old. ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders in childhood. According to the American Psychiatric Association, nine percent of adolescents in the U.S have ADHD. (more…)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded $750,000 in grants to enable opioid treatment programs to develop and use EHRs. These systems will enable opioid treatment programs to fulfill their regulatory requirements, achieve certified status, and become interoperable with other patient health record systems. (more…)