Category Healthcare Reform

NIH Agrees to $1.4 million in Funding for 23andMe

NIH Agrees to $1.4 million in Funding for 23andMe.

NIH Agrees to $1.4 million in Funding for 23andMe

Less than a year since the US Food and Drug Administration ordered 23andMe, the leading personalized genetic testing company to cease and desist in DNA testing without the proper medical protocols, the National Institute of Health (“NIH”) has awarded the company a $1,367,504 for a two-year project to support the further development of 23andMe’s web-based […]

National Health Coordinator Dr. Karen DeSalvo says DX and Health IT industry need to ‘get real for people’

Denver: I agree with National Health Coordinator Dr. DeSalvo that people need to understand the importance of electronic health records and medical data. The US medical community need to get over their fears of using HealthIT or that insurance companies will tell them how to practice medicine — as if the insurance doesn’t already. In the […]

NIH is awarding some mhealth grants: Here’s what they’re looking for

The inevitable use of smartphones and mobile devices are making their way into our every day lives and are helping people manage their health outcomes. The National Institutes of Health has started a new mhealth grants program offering awards of up to $500,000. The NIH is a accepting applications today through May. Technologies that address self management of […]

Can St. Louis become the next tech hub?

St. Louis has all of the ingredients to make it to the next level. Four major universities that are pumping our new technologies in health and bioscience, a willingness to invest in themselves and most important have learned the need to “collaborate.”

Dr. Fred Cerise heading to Dallas’ Parkland Hospital

NEW ORLEANS — The former leader of the statewide LSU public hospital system announced he heading to Dallas’ Parkland Memorial Hospital, to become their new Chief Executive Officer. As the leader of LSU’s charity hospital system, with more than 10 hospitals and related clinics, Cerise was also the keeper of the coal mine Canary. He warned of […]

Bipartisan Legislation Would Create Federal Definition of Telehealth

WASHINGTON, DC – On December 17, 2013 Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Bill Johnson (R-OH), members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction over health care and technology issues, introduced bipartisan legislation to create a federal definition of telehealth.  The Telehealth Modernization Act of 2013 would provide principles that states can look […]