Strengthening Patient Safety

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) https://whitehouse.senate.gov has introduced “The Patient Safety Improvement Act”. A previous version of the Act was introduced in 2016.  The legislation seeks to reduce Healthcare Associated Infections” (HAI) and preserve the effectiveness of existing antibiotics. (more…)

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HRSA Program Seeks Applicants

HRSA’s https://www.hrsa.gov “Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center” (TF-RHRC) Program is looking for applicants to apply for funding (HRSA-20-023). (more…)

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Portugal Seeks Medical Tech

Market research from the International Trade Administration   https://www.trade.gov/research-country, shows that over 8% of medical equipment expenditures in Portugal are made by the public sector while 20% of sales are made to the private sector. The market for medical equipment has improved in recent years and is expected to increase opportunities for exporters in the U.S.

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Coronavirus Impact

CDC recommends telehealth visits to prepare for the possibility of a bigger outbreak of the coronavirus, which could impact encounters in direct to consumer telehealth systems. The impact will depend on the severity of the coronavirus which may result in accelerating investments in remote care systems and services. (more…)

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Briefing on Personalized Medicine

Personalized medicine is an evolving field where physicians use diagnostic tests to determine which medical treatments will work best for each patient. By combining data from tests with an individual’s medical history, circumstances, and values, healthcare providers can develop targeted treatments and prevention plans. (more…)

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$1 Million Prize to Target Disease

NIH’s https://www.nih.gov has launched a $1 million Technology Accelerator Challenge (TAC) to spur the design and development of non-invasive handheld digital technologies. (more…)

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BARDA’s Actions on the Virus

The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) https://www.phe/gov is working with Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines global business unit of Sanofi https://www.sanofi.com. (more…)

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