Bill Introduced in the House

According to Representative Roe from Tennessee, DOD and the VA have spent more than $1 billion dollars to develop an in-house system. However, it was announced early this year that these efforts are now on hold. The Interagency Program Office Specifically created for iEHR development spent $362 million in FY 2012 alone. (more…)

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Hill Hearing on IT Duplication

“Reducing Duplication and Improving Outcomes in Federal Information Technology” was discussed at the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on June 11, 2013. Frank Baitman Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and CIO for HHS testified. (more…)

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Mobile Technology Discussed

 In 2013, the number of active smartphones worldwide reached more than 1 billion. How should policymakers respond to the accelerating speed of the mobile revolution, the increasing demand for broadband spectrum, and what policy steps should be taken to further public and private investment and advances in U.S mobile technology?  (more…)

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$100 Million for Life Sciences

The Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced that over $100 million in grants are going for life sciences related capital projects in western Massachusetts. This includes $95 million for the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst and $5.5 million for the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI), a joint venture of the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield and UMass Amherst.  (more…)

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Healthcare Unbound Conference Coming

The Tenth Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference and Exhibition organized by the Center for Business Innovation (TCBI) and the Collaborative Health Consortium (CHC) will be held July 11-12, 2013 at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver. (more…)

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PCORI Names Challenge Winner

On June 3, 2013, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced the winners of the “PCORI Challenge’, a competition to find innovative ways to connect patients and researchers as partners to advance patient-centered Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER).  (more…)

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Company Launches New Product

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies has just launched the Kinesia ProView™ capable of visualizing motor symptom severity response during programming of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease. DBS represents a growing therapy for movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease as current estimates indicate a $500 million global market with projections to over $1 billion by 2020. (more…)

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