AI Detects Retinal Issues

20/20 NOW http://www.for2020now.com the innovator of Ocular Telehealth, announced that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is able to detect retinal disease early in patients with diabetic retinopathy. This is achieved by using 20/20 NOW FDA approved equipment and software capable of enhancing retinal images immediately using AI. (more…)

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Partnering to Improve Healthcare

Amgen http://www.amgen.com and the County of Los Angeles recently announced that Amgen is now a founding sponsor of BioLA, a newly formed innovation hub located in Los Angeles County. http://www.lacounty.gov. The hub is going to strengthen the County’s life sciences ecosystem and accelerate the pace of startup activity. (more…)

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Transitioning Hospitals & Clinics to DHA

The Air Force https://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil is in the process of transitioning hospitals and clinics to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) https://www.health.mil/dha. DHA has assumed administrative and management responsibilities for a handful of hospitals and clinics as part of the Military Health System reforms as mandated by Congress. (more…)

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USDA Addresses Opioid Crisis

USDA https://www.usda.gov has launched an interactive data tool called the Community Assessment Tool https://opioidmisusetool.norc.org  which is free and available to the public. The tool enables users to overlay substance misuse data against socioeconomic census and other public information. (more…)

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Robot Offers Home Rehabilitation

Researchers have shown that robotic systems controlled by the user’s own brain activity can help patients recovering from stroke and other disabling injuries. However, demonstrations have taken place in highly controlled settings and recently the systems have been approved for use in clinics or in patient’s homes. (more…)

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Report on Improved Patient Matching

Verato https://verato.com based in McLean Virginia, providing cloud-based patient matching solutions, has just announced that The Pew Charitable Trusts released a report highlighting referential matching technology as one of four opportunities to improve patient matching nationwide. The report, “Enhanced Patient Matching is Critical to Achieving Full Promise of Digital health Records” is the result of two years of research by Pew. (more…)

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Japan’s Health IT Market

According to the U.S Department of Commerce’s “Health IT Top Market Report”, Japan has the third highest GDP level globally behind only the U.S and China. The country’s large health IT market size has the oldest skewing population distribution, a high concentration of population clustered in urban areas, a tech-friendly society, and a very good health IT infrastructure. These factors indicate that health IT has a good foundation in Japan with the potential for continued growth. (more…)

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