New Program to Help Addicts

A new community outreach initiative spearheaded by Kraft Center for Community Health www.kraftcommunityhealth.org at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital is involved www.massgeneral.org, in a new program to help individuals deal with addiction and other complex health conditions. (more…)

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Brain Scans Identify Stroke Patients

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) as part of NIH, in recent years, funded a study www.ninds.nih.gov to identify a greater number of stroke patients who will be able to receive therapy later than previously believed. (more…)

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HHS Awards NextGen IT BPA

HHS https://www.hhs.gov Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has awarded the second Next Generation Information Technology Services (NGITS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to ActioNet, CSRA, Leidos, NuAxis, Peraton (Harris IT) and SAIC. (more…)

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PCORI Funding Clinical Trials

On January 16, 2018, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) https://www.pcori.org announced that PCORI will be funding pragmatic clinical trials, large simple trials, or large-scale observational studies to evaluate patient-centered outcomes. These studies will compare two or more alternatives for addressing prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or in managing disease or symptoms. (more…)

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AHRQ’s New Request for Applications

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) https://www.ahrq.gov posted their Request for Application (RFA-HS-18-001) Notice on January 12, 2018 calling for the creation of Patient Safety Learning Laboratories.  (more…)

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CareDox Secures $16 Million

CareDox www.caredox.com with expertise in pediatric healthcare has closed a financing deal for $16 million to be co-led by AI Life Sciences Investments LLC and 7wire Ventures with additional investments from Digitalis, Prolog Ventures, StartUp Health, and Wanxiang Healthcare Investments. (more…)

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NIH to Launch Genome Editing Program

NIH https://www.nih.gov is going to launch the program called the Somatic Cell Genome Editing Program, funded by NIH’s Common Fund https://commonfund.nih.gov. The plan is to award researchers approximately $190 million over six years beginning in 2018 pending availability of funds. (more…)

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