Founding Members for eExchange

Healtheway, a non-profit public-private partnership operationally supporting the eExchange announced that nine founding members have been selected. These members include the AMA, Epic, ICA, Kaiser Permanente, MedVirginia, Mirth Corporation, NYeC, Orion Health, and WEDI. (more…)

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Emergency Apps to Save Lives

A research team led by Ram Dantu at the University of North Texas sees the growth of cell phones and smartphone usage as an opportunity to improve responses to 911calls. With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Dantu’s team has designed several innovative smartphone apps that virtually place 911 operators at the scene of an emergency allowing them to quickly and accurately collect information and assist victims. (more…)

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DOD Releases FOA

The Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs is a core research program within DOD and is the focal point for the Defense Health Program’s research, development, test, and evaluation funds. On June 4th, DMRDP issued their Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the FY 14 “Military Infectious Diseases Clinical Trial Award” (MID-CTA). (more…)

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Foundation Issues RFP

Current methods for drug discovery have had limited success at predicting clinical efficacy of investigational therapies in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related dementias. The use of computational modeling, systems biology and pharmacology, and translational bioinformatics represents a relatively under developed opportunity to study age-related dementias. (more…)

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Wireless Body Sensors Use Sonar

The military has for decades used sonar for underwater communications. Researchers at SUNY at Buffalo are developing a miniaturized version of the same technology to be applied inside the human body to treat diseases such as diabetes and heart failure in real-time. (more…)

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New ECHO Institute Announced

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the GE Foundation, and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center are establishing the new ECHO Institute. RWJF along with the GE Foundation held a briefing June 14th in Washington D.C to listen to experts discuss how new care delivery models like Project ECHO can help meet the growing need for mental health and substance abuse treatment that needs to be integrated and coordinated with primary care. (more…)

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Communications Center Planned

Plans to establish a national “Center for Advanced Communications” in Boulder Colorado has just been announced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) both within the Department of Commerce. The Center will address a wide range of advanced communications challenges. (more…)

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