New Partnership to Help Doctors

An Alliance formed between Medweb and Docbook MD just launched a revolutionary new product in compliance with HIPPA called “Docbook Gateway “an instant messaging application that will break the communication barriers between physicians. (more…)

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SBA Issues Program Announcement

SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation within the Office of Technology on May 6th issued the FY 2013 “Federal and State Technology Partnership Program” (FAST) announcement so that states will be able to provide small technology firms with grants to innovate and commercialize new technology. (more…)

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Phone-Medical Interpreting Provided

The New York City, Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) has negotiated a contract for $30,853,396  with CyraCom International, Inc, Language Line Services, and Pacific Interpreters Inc. to provide Over-the-Phone-Medical Interpreting (OPI) services to HHC patients with limited English proficiency. The need for OPI services will not diminish in the future. (more…)

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More Open Data Available

An Executive Order recently signed requires data generated by the government be made available in open machine-readable formats. This move will make previously inaccessible or unmanageable data easily available to entrepreneurs, researchers, and others who will use the files to generate new products and services, build businesses, and jobs. (more…)

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Treating Pain in Rural Areas

The newsletter “News and Views”, published by the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center, reports that rural providers can be uncomfortable treating patients with chronic pain. To help remedy this situation, the University of Washington (UW) Division of Pain Medicine now offers weekly TelePain services using a panel of inter-professional specialists with expertise in managing challenging chronic pain problems. Dr. David Tauben, Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine (interim) and Medical Director of UW Center for Pain Relief serves as the clinical lead for UW TelePain. (more…)

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Data & Analytics at MSKCC

Ari Caroline, Director of Quantitative Analysis and Strategic Initiatives or referred to as QuantStrat at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and his team are examining ways that data and analytics could be used to make strategic decisions at the medical center. (more…)

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NIH To Award $40 Million

Four research centers will develop high impact culturally tailored interventions aimed at lowering stroke risk among racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. Together the centers are expected to receive $40 million in funding over five years, contingent on the availability of funds from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) part of NIH. (more…)

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