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The University of California, Irvine was award $8 million to head a group that will develop a brain-computer interface that can restore walking ability and sensation in individuals with a spinal cord injury.

Engineers from Brigham Young University have developed a 'smartfoam' capable of detecting a sport-caused concussion in real time.

Researchers from the State University of New York at Binghamton have developed a non-invasive paper-based sensor patch, capable of measuring blood glucose levels for diabetic patients.

Researchers from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom have developed a genetically engineered common molecule capable of being programmed to fight cancer, influenza and other diseases.

Researchers from the University of Houston have developed an artificial skin, capable of stretching over robotic hands and sense the difference between hot and cold. Findings are published in Science Advances.


Recent Headlines

MedHost EDIS receives CCHIT certification The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) has certified MedHost's product, MedHost emergency department information system (EDIS) version 4.2, as a CCHIT Certified 08 emergency department EHR.
Watchdog: Google lobbied on EMR stimulus provisions
Google should "come clean" and release the specific positions it advocated during its lobbying campaign on the economic stimulus law, according to the nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog.
NEJM: U.S. hospital health IT report indicates uphill battle for new U.S. policies
The very low levels of adoption of EHRs in U.S. hospitals suggest that policymakers face substantial obstacles to the achievement of healthcare performance goals that depend on health IT, according to a survey in the April 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Most hospitals fail to meet quality standards, including heart guidelines
U.S. hospitals have failed to adequately protect patient safety and too many hospitals have failed to implement standards known to improve quality and save lives, according to the 2008 Leapfrog hospital survey.
Successful CIO, CMIO partnerships must present united front CHICAGO—CMIOs and CIOs must foster and project a unified ideological approach to manage the IT infrastructure within an organization, which, if successful, can translate into improved results for the organization, according to a presentation Tuesday at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference.
Building Healthcares Fortune

It was the height of the Great Depression, a seemingly terrible time to launch Americas first business journalFortune. Or was it? America was wrought with economic crisis and Fortune set out to smartly profile entrepreneurial culture. The crash piqued American business leaders desire to look into the back-offices of entrepreneurs to see what was working and what was not; and to look at government policy and practice to offer insight and truth. Fortune met a need, it answered the call with real-world, intelligent, upscale, objectiveand often brash and criticalarticles for business leaders under siege.

The AMDIS Connection: The Singularity of the Chief Medical Information Officer

With the emergence of the CMIO position in the mid-1990s, the recognition by the administrative, healthcare information services and, importantly the American medical profession that the role of a senior informatics healthcare executive was vital and integral to the provision of healthcare services was clear.

The Stimulus Plan & Health IT: What Can It Really Accomplish?

It might be the biggest thing ever to happen to health information technology: billions of federal dollars to fund adoption and use of interoperable electronic health records (EHRs). But will health IT reduce errors, cut costs, save jobs, allow interoperability among disparate clinical systems, and transform healthcare? Could the greatest cost be the quality of medicine physicians practice?

Why is Cardiology Data So Challenging?

An inside look at cardiovascular information systems (CVIS) and the myriad data elements that go into the successful integration of cardiology images, lab results, patient histories and hemodynamic monitoring and procedure data to facilitate access to key caregivers at the point of carewherever that may be.

Its True. Health IT Helps Save Lives & MoneyBut Not Without a Unified, Strategic Vision

While a recent clinical study found that health IT systems have the potential to reduce deaths by 15 percent, in addition to saving costs, the lead investigator advises that a unified paradigm shift and proper planning across a health system is required to produce effective results and improve patient care.