Hearst Invests in M2Gen

Hearst has announced an equity investment in M2Gen www.M2Gen.com, a health informatics subsidiary of the Moffitt Cancer Center https://moffitt.org, a comprehensive cancer center in the U.S. (more…)

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NIH Releases Chest X-Rays + Data

Reading and diagnosing chest x-ray images may be a relatively simple task for radiologists, but in reality, it is often a complex reasoning problem which often requires careful observation and knowledge of anatomical principles, physiology, and pathology. These factors make it difficult to develop a consistent and automated technique for reading chest x-ray images. (more…)

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CMS Innovation Center Seeks Feedback

The CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) https://innovation.cms.gov has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking feedback on a new direction that would promote patient-centered care and also test market driven reforms. CMMI is interested in increasing choices and competition to empower beneficiaries. (more…)

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Medical Device to Determine TBIs

Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) www.neuro-kinetics.com located in Pennsylvania has developed a device called the “I-Portal Portable Assessment System” (I-PAS) designed to diagnose concussions at the early stage by accurately using a virtual-reality headset to assess brain injuries. I-PAS has received financial support from both the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Football League and is currently testing the device at a number of military facilities.  (more…)

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First Net Improving Communications

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) www.firstnet.gov was created to equip first responders with state-of-the-art communications tools that are available from FirstNet, the first nationwide interoperable wireless broadband network. (more…)

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HCUP Provides Hospital Care Data

The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov sponsored by the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) www.ahrq.gov within HHS has data on all-payer encounter level hospital care data in the U.S. (more…)

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Initiating a Prediabetes Patient Registry

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital https://www.henryford.com in partnership with the AMA is piloting a patient registry that could become a national model for enrolling patients with prediabetes into evidence-based diabetes prevention programs. (more…)

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