Advancing Tech in Australia

Professor Anthony Maeder Australia’s first Chair in Digital Health Systems said, “South Australia will become a world leader in healthcare innovation by spearheading Flinders University’s research into a mind boggling array of smart and interactive technologies.” (more…)

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NIH Posts Funding Notice

Substance Use Disorders (SUD) continue to have a substantial adverse impact in the U.S resulting in costs of more than $700 billion annually due to healthcare expenditures, lost earnings, and expenses associated with crime and accidents. (more…)

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NSF Issues Solicitation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) www.nsf.gov within their Directorate for Engineering Industrial Innovation and Partnerships issued the “Partnerships for Innovation” (PFI) solicitation (NSF 18-511) which will fund and support NSF funded research to enable innovation. The anticipated funding amount for $16,760,000 includes 45 to 55 awards with response to the solicitation due February 1, 2018. (more…)

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World Bank Approves Millions

The World Bank www.worldbank.org has approved $105 million for the Government of Mozambique’s “Primary Health Care Strengthening Program for Results.” Twenty five million is being provided by the Global Financing Facility (GFF), www.globalfinancingfacility.org a multi-stakeholder partnership www.worldbank.org/ida. The GFF Trust Fund is supported by Canada, Japan, Norway, the UK, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and MSD for Mothers. (more…)

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Penn Med Funds New Projects

Penn Medicine’s www.upenn.edu Innovation Accelerator Program announced funding for four new projects aimed at addressing disparities to improve healthcare delivery. So far, the Innovation Accelerator Program has provided more than $2.5 million in funding for inventive projects over the past five years. (more…)

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HRSA Posts Grant Notice

HRSA www.hrsa.gov within HHS posted the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) “Rural Health Network Development Planning Program” (Network Planning) (HRSA-18-034) www.grants.gov on December 21, 2017. The estimated total program funding will be $2,000,000 with the estimated number of awards expected to be 20. (more…)

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Prenatal Digital Medicine

Ochsner Health System www.ochsner.org introduced connected “Maternity Online Monitoring” (MOM), a digital medicine program to allow expectant mothers to use advanced wireless technology to manage prenatal health. Ochsner is the only hospital in the Gulf South region in Louisiana to offer this convenient technology to their patients. (more…)

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