Agencies Award $100,000 to Team

A team effort developed a personal portable and wearable air pollution sensor under the “My Air, My Health Challenge” and received $100,000 for their Conscious Clothing system at the Health Datapalooza event on June 4th. The grand prize was awarded by NIH, HHS Office of the National Coordinator for HIT, and EPA. (more…)

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Potential for Mobile Apps

Federal CIOs are thinking strategically on how to purchase, manage, and use mobile devices. Today, agencies are embracing the wider use of mobile devices and have begun to develop structures and procedures that will allow for the secure adoption of commercially created mobile apps. (more…)

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Legislation Introduced on the Hill

On May 28th, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unveiled draft legislation to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system and replace it with a stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program. The Subcommittee on Health has scheduled a hearing on the draft legislation on June 5. (more…)

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University Fostering Entrepreneurs

Moving ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace can be difficult. That is because federal research dollars typically don’t support the proof-of-concept studies needed to demonstrate the feasibility of a promising new technology or diagnostic test. Also, very often scientists have to struggle to develop a successful pitch or execute a business plan. (more…)

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HIE Benefits Western NY

Since the Western New York (WNY) Beacon Community has been connecting to HEALTHeLink, clinical outcomes and patient safety have improved. In 2010, the Western New York community with HEALTHeLINK as the lead grantee received a $16.1 million award, one of the largest Beacon community awards in the country. (more…)

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DRDC to Help the Disabled

Today, birth defects, developmental and other disabilities, healthcare disparities in disability, and health and wellness for people with disabilities are not commonly noted in medical health education and services programs. (more…)

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News from Georgia

Researchers at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University along with partners at Georgia Tech received a $4 million grant from NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The funding  will be used to establish the “Health and Exposome Research Center: Understanding Lifetime Exposures” to be referred to as the HERCULES Center located at Emory. (more…)

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