Register for ATA’s Telemedicine Summit

Don’t miss the opportunity to come to the American Telemedicine Association Federal Telemedicine Policy Summit on June 27-28, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington D.C to interact with Congress, key federal agencies, and influential policy thinkers about the latest developments affecting telemedicine. (more…)

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Data Helps Prevent Injuries

The Defense Department’s goal is to understand threats in the field so that improved tactics, techniques, and procedures can be developed to prevent or mitigate traumatic injuries in combat. The “Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat” (JTAPIC) program is a partnership among DOD intelligence, operational, medical, and materiel development communities to collect, integrate, and analyze injury and operational data from the theater. (more…)

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NHGRI Pushing Cancer Innovation

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) within NIH continues to push the boundaries of innovation. The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) a flagship program that NHGRI co-funds with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is doing research to understand the molecular basis of cancer. This is being done by carefully examining the genomes of individual cancers looking specifically for alterations in DNA and RNA and how these changes can drive the disease. (more…)

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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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