Nashville Biosciences Launched

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has just launched a wholly owned subsidiary called “Nashville Biosciences” to harness and utilize VUMC’s extensive genomic and bioinformatics resources in order to advance drug and diagnostics discovery and development. (more…)

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Upgrades for Angola’s Healthcare

In March 2018, the World Bank http://www.worldbank.org approved $110 million to support the Government of Angola and their efforts to address the quality of health services in the country. The funding will fund the “Health System Performance Strengthening Project”. (more…)

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Funds to Fight Opioid Epidemic

NIH https://nih.gov Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD recently announced the launch of the “Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative” (HEAL) http://www.nih.gov/heal-initiative. HEAL is a trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. (more…)

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VA Launches Lighthouse Lab

The Veterans Administration recently announced the launch of a “beta” version of their Lighthouse Lab https://www.oit.va.gov/developer. The VA’s API Management platform, is a next generation digital solution offering software developers access to tools to create mobile and web applications to help veterans better manage their care, services, and benefits. (more…)

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Start-Up Develops Surgical Device

Harvard University’s Office of Technology Development (OTD) https://otd.harvard.edu recently established a licensing agreement granting “HoliStick Medical” a Paris-based start-up, with exclusive worldwide rights to commercially develop medical technology that promises to minimally repair holes in hearts. (more…)

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Mobile Clinics to Increase Access

Mobile clinics play an important role in providing healthcare to at-rick populations in both urban and rural areas. Mobile Clinics operating in the U.S, provide essential healthcare services to over five million visits per year. These programs have grown considerably over time but it has become necessary to expand this essential healthcare delivery system. (more…)

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Next Steps for Healthcare Project

In 2016, the World Economic Forum https://www.weforum.org launched the “Value in Healthcare” project to create a vision for value-based health systems and in the second year has continued to focus on developing new models for multi-stakeholder cooperation. (more…)

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