HHS announces $2.6 million in prizes to redesign dialysis as part of KidneyX

29. September 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) have committed $2,265,000 in prize money for “KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis,” a prize competition that challenges the public to develop better treatment options for patients with kidney failure. This prize competition is the first in a planned series of Kidney ...

AI research needs more funding at NIH, NIST and others, says House report

28. September 2018 Health 0
In a bipartisan new report on artificial intelligence, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on IT, and Ranking Member Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Illinois, put forth funding and policy recommendations for addressing AI’s impact on the public and private sectors – including healthcare. WHY IT MATTERS Powered by WPeMatico

HHS Selects Pilot Projects to Demonstrate Better Approach to Disaster Medical Care

28. September 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
In a disaster, thousands of Americans may require immediate medical specialty care, surpassing the care available in the community. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) today awarded two $3 million grants to demonstrate how a new Regional Disaster Health Response System could meet ...