Research Grants Awarded

NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute awarded the first set of grants to fund Genomic Medicine Pilot Demonstration Projects (GMPDP). The first four grants went to Duke University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, University of Florida, and to the University of Pennsylvania. The four year grants total more than $2.6 million for the first year and if funding remains available, approximately $12.8 million will be available overall. (more…)

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Telemedicine Helping Children

AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD) has released Telemed ED, a school-based clinical telemedicine system that enables children to be seen by a healthcare provider without leaving school for an appointment. (more…)

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Exploring Telemedicine in Toronto

The 2013 ATA Fall Forum to be held September 8-10 at the Sheraton Centre will have many sessions exploring telemedicine as the solution to dealing with readmissions, providing care for chronic illnesses, developing effective payment models, plus sessions will be held on many other vital topics related to telemedicine and mobile healthcare. (more…)

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CKD in the Netherlands

Maintaining the “Biobank in Nephrological Diseases in the Netherlands” (BIND-NL) is part of what is referred to as the “String of Pearls Initiative” (PSI). This initiative is the product of a unique partnership between eight University Medical Centers (UMC) in the Netherlands currently gathering clinical data and biomaterials from all of the participating institutions. The goal is to not only advance science but to improve patient treatment and encourage the development of new products. (more…)

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VHA Releases RFP

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Rural Health (OPH) released an RFP in June titled “Rural Provider and Health Care Staff Training and Education Initiative” (RPSTI) seeking applications from entities wishing to implement locally-based training and education programs in rural facilities. (more…)

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HHS HIT Safety Plan Issued

The “HHS Health IT Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan” addresses how health IT can eliminate medical errors, protect patients, and improve the quality and safety of healthcare. The Safety Plan enables authorities to strengthen patient safety efforts across government programs and the private sector by applying safety efforts to healthcare providers, HIT developers, patient safety organizations, and oversight bodies. (more…)

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Telemedicine Helps in Emergencies

When a child ends up in the Emergency Department (ED) at one of Pennsylvania’s rural hospitals, the emergency doctor has a tough decision to make. The doctor can either treat the child there with limited pediatric expertise or send the child to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at UPMC. (more…)

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