APL Releases Surveillance Software

John’s Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) have released the “Suite for Automated Global Electronic bioSurveillance (SAGES), a collection of flexible, open source software products developed for electronic disease surveillance in all settings. (more…)

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USDA DLT Program Funding Grants

USDA is now accepting applications for grants to provide access to education, training and healthcare resources in rural areas. The funding is available through USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program. (more…)

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HHSentrepreneurs Seeks Applicants

The HHSentrepreneurs program connects private sector innovators and entrepreneurs with teams of federal employees to address challenges in health, healthcare, and human services. The first group of six individuals from a field of more than 100 candidates hired last October through the program are now working on four projects that involve health resilience technology and the U.S. organ transplant system. (more…)

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Pioneering Program Integrates Data

The Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare has launched a pioneering program to support a redesigned care delivery system. Patient data collected at home such as vital signs including blood pressure, weight, and blood glucose is transmitted electronically. The vital signs are viewable through the Partners HealthCare medical records system with the data accessible within the established clinical workflow. (more…)

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Challenges in Space and on Earth

The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) Industry Forum launched SMARTCAP-Accel, a grant funding program to help small U.S. based companies who are in or have graduated from business accelerators develop products for spaceflight. (more…)

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Telehealth: Lee Memorial Health System

Honeywell HomMed’s new White Paper “The Role of Telehealth in an Integrated Health Delivery System” describes how telehealth can provide the bridge between patients and healthcare providers. (more…)

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The Missing Link: Nurse Informatician

Lt. Col. Myong Woo is the first Army nurse informatician in theater to provide quality assurance for nurses, commanders, and health services systems management personnel. Currently, she is assigned to the Task Force Medical in Afghanistan with a dual role as the theater Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO). (more…)

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