Assessing Possible Concussions

The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix is working with Northern Arizona University (NAU) to test using a telemedicine robot to assess athletes with suspected concussions during football games as part of a research study. Sophisticated robotic technology consisting of a specialized remote controlled camera system will enable patients to be seen by a neurology specialist miles away in real time. (more…)

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Mississippi Certifying Healthcare Zones

Healthcare is not just about hospitals, it is also about the factories that supply the hospitals with everything from medical equipment and high tech machines to the basic goods and services necessary to make these vital institutions function. (more…)

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eHealth Adoption Reaching New Sites

The University of California Davis Health System and the California Telehealth Network CTN) received funding through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program to explore further possibilities for broadband usage. (more…)

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Business Models Needed Worldwide

Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) commented on the main issues affecting medical innovation during her opening remarks at a recently held joint WHO, World Intellectual Property Organization, and World Trade Organization technical symposium. (more…)

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Care for Rural Veterans with HIV

The population with HIV in large cities often receives care in high volume HIV specialty clinics that employ co-located interdisciplinary care teams to provide specialized care. However, 18 percent of the 24,000 veterans being treated for HIV infection in the U.S. live in rural areas and have limited access to this form of healthcare. Seventy two percent of rural veterans with HIV live more than a one hour car ride from their site of care. (more…)

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KU’s Liver Bank Updates Data

The Liver Bank financially supported by the University of Kansas Medical Center, and the University of Kansas Hospital is an outgrowth of the hospital’s active liver transplant practice. The Liver Bank serves as a multi-year repository for tissue specimens from excess surgical material in liver transplants, resections, and biopsies. The samples are categorized within a separate database housing extensive clinical and pathological data that is also maintained. (more…)

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NCI Approves Genomics Cloud Pilots

The growth of biomedical research data presents challenges to researchers in the field. One possible solution suggested would be to develop a “Cancer Genomics Cloud” to provide co-located storage and computational infrastructure pre-loaded with National Cancer Institute (NCI) public data. The Cancer Genomics Cloud would reduce the need for millions of dollars to be spent on equipment and staff to download the entire NCI public data. (more…)

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