Army Improving CRI

Researchers at the Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR) in San Antonio and at Fort Sam Houston Texas are improving medical monitors that have been used in clinics and hospitals since the early 1970s helping physicians and medical staffs assess a patient’s condition. The Compensatory Reserve Index (CRI) is a new algorithm that uses the information obtained from a standard pulse oximeter and gauges whether a patient requires resuscitation or immediate medical attention. (more…)

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Vidyo & ANTHC Partnering

Vidyo, Inc. and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) are partnering to add Vidyo’s visual communications to ANTHC’s existing statewide telehealth network called AFHCAN.  ANTHC encompasses every city and village in Alaska, serving the majority of the state’s population through the AFHCAN telehealth program. (more…)

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Integrating DOD & VA Records

Frank Kendall, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics responsible for DOD’s electronic healthcare records integration with the VA is focusing on two issues. The first issue requires the agencies to seamlessly integrate their health-record sharing so records so that service members are able to transfer smoothly to the VA system as they leave active duty. (more…)

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Analyzing Genomic Cancer Data

The University of Chicago launched the first secure cloud-based computing system that enables researchers to analyze human genomic cancer information without the costly and cumbersome infrastructure normally needed to download and store massive amounts of data. (more…)

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Nourishing Kids Using Telemedicine

An article posted on Heartland Telehealth Resource Center site, describes how the Kansas University Pediatric Telemedicine Feeding Clinic made up of an interdisciplinary team of therapists, psychologists, dietitians, and nurses, is addressing feeding and eating issues in children across Kansas and especially children in rural areas (more…)

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$485 M to Expand Rural Broadband

Today, almost 15 million Americans, most of them living in rural areas lack broadband. The FCC just announced that the second release of Phase I funds for the Connect American Fund will offer up to $485 million to expand broadband in rural America for both fixed and mobile broadband expansion in unserved areas. (more…)

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$800,000 for Research

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in partnership with the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) is accepting applications for mentored research projects to examine the organization, financing, delivery, and quality of public health services and the resulting impact on population health. (more…)

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