AI Helps Blind & Visually Impaired

AT&T https://www.att.com provides wireless connectivity to Aira https://www.ariasystems.com, a startup, to support their technology platform so Aira can assist the blind and visually impaired. Aira has developed transformative remote assistive technology by connecting the blind with a network of certified agents via wearable voice first smart glasses. (more…)

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Military to Combat Opioid Misuse

The military is using the MHS Opioid Registry, along with telementoring, telemedicine, education, and relying more on integrating clinical care treatment into the behavioral health system. The goal is to treat as many service members as possible with severe opioid-use disorders by eliminating a dependence on pain medications, heroin, or both. (more…)

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Minnesota’s Report on Broadband

A current Task Force appointed to make policy recommendations to Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton was charged with developing, implementing, and promoting state policy. Also, the Task Force will develop initiatives on how to remove barriers to broadband deployment and also how to modernize the State’s telecommunications regulatory framework. (more…)

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CDC Posts Future Grant Notice

On March 16, 2018, CDC www.cdc.gov posted the forecasted Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (CDC-RFA-GH19-1943) titled “Implementing Sustainable and Integrated Health Information Exchange (HIE) System in the Republic of Rwanda.” (more…)

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Successful House Call Telehealth Program

“Case Studies of Telehealth Programs in New York” published by the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the School of Public Health at the University at Albany, State University of New York, brings up several relevant points related to the implementation and use of telehealth programs. (more…)

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Blood Test Determines Mild TBI

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center https://dubic.dcoe.mil reports that over 375,000 service members have been diagnosed with TBI since 2000. Approximately 82 percent of those TBI cases are classified as mild TBI or a concussion. (more…)

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Capital Hill Hearing on Broadband

Paul Carliner, Co-Founder of Bloosurf LLC www.bloosurf.com appeared before the House Small Business Committee on Health and Technology https://smallbusiness.house.gov and the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade on March 6th 2018. (more…)

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