News on Bills & State Action

The “Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act of 2013” introduced by Representative Michael C. Burgess from Texas Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee was recently passed by the Committee. (more…)

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Easy for Veterans to Use Telehealth

The Veterans Administration is making life easier for not only veterans but also their caregivers with several ongoing telehealth programs. One of the newest telehealth programs available is called “IP Video into the Home”.  (more…)

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Air Force’s Global S&T Vision

The Air Force’s June 2013 “Global Horizons” report looks at the future for science and technology. The report was created by experts across government, industry, academia, national laboratories, federally funded research and development centers, and international partners to analyze the challenges facing the future for global research and development. (more…)

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Transforming Pediatric Mobile Care

The University of Miami’s medical school and the national Children’s Health Fund are partnering with the Verizon Foundation to transform pediatric healthcare in underserved areas. Their “doctor’s office on wheels” program is bringing the expertise of the University Health system to disadvantaged children across Miami-Dade County. (more…)

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Developing Hearing Devices

Scientists are using 3-D printing tools plus a cell culture to create what is termed a bionic ear. Scientists at Princeton University have created a functional ear that can hear radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability. This project is the research team’s first effort to create a fully functional organ that not only replicates a human ability but extends it by using embedded electronics. It is also the first time that researchers have been able to demonstrate that 3-D printing is an effective strategy for interweaving tissue with electronics. (more…)

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Battelle Wins DARPA Contract

Batttelle with NxStage Medical, and Aethion Medical was awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop an innovative new medical device to treat sepsis. This contract which is funded in phases for up to $22.83 million and may last as long as four years.  (more…)

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Trade Mission Headed to Turkey 2014

The Department of Commerce through their International Trade Administration is organizing an U.S Turkey Healthcare Trade Mission to Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir on May 4-8, 2014. The Mission will focus on high potential healthcare sub-sectors and will include representatives from U.S medical equipment, device manufacturers, and healthcare services providers. (more…)

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