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Purdue researchers, led by Luis Solorio, have developed a 3D-written model that created a lifelike cancer environment to better predict how drugs interact with metastasized cells. Findings were published in Advanced Materials.

International researchers have developed a computer tool capable of proving a 3D view of genes, proteins and metabolites for improved insight into drug reactions. Findings were published in Nature Biotechnology.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Canada have developed a wearable sensor for improved monitoring and interrupting of human motion with the aim of improving wearable technology for muscle movement, heart rate and biological signals. Findings were published in Journal of Sensors and Actuators A: Physical.

Scientists from NUST MISIS have developed “living bandages” created from nanofibers that are capable of accelerating the regeneration of damaged tissue. Findings are published in Applied Surface Science.

Scientists at Imperial College London have developed and tested an organ-on-a-chip showing how pathogens like hepatitis B interact with artificial human organs. Findings were published in Nature Communications.


Recent Headlines

Surescripts: E-prescribing jumped 72% in 2010, cards lead the way
By the end of 2010, 234,000 providersor 34 percent of all office-based prescribers and 36 percent of office-based physicianswere prescribing electronically, according to the 2010 edition of  The National Progress Report on E-Prescribing and Interoperable Healthcare, released by Surescripts.
Pa. groups to build medical home for chronic pain With research showing a dramatic shift in prescribing patterns that has expanded the scope of opioid substance abuse, the Penn Pain Medicine Center will partner with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicines Center for Substance Abuse Solutions and Department of Internal Medicine to develop a patient-centered medical home care model for patients suffering chronic pain.
MRO joins CMS electronic documentation pilot program MRO is participating in a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pilot of a gateway for electronic submission of medical documentation.
Kvedar: Telemedicine may be 'EHR v2.0'
WORCESTER, Mass.Currently, the world of HIT is enshrouded in meaningful use, said Jospeh Kvedar, MD, from the Partners HealthCare System and director of the Center for Connected Health. However, there are some challenges beyond the simple implementation of an electronic medical record, Kvedar told an audience at the Health IT: Improving Healthcare and the Economy conference on May 10.
Ontario to unite five health integration networks eHealth Ontario, a health IT organization, is beginning work to ensure healthcare providers will be able to share electronic health information for Greater Toronto Area (GTA) residents, who represent 47 percent of the provinces population.
Pepid adds duplicate therapy checking to drug interaction checker Pepid, a drug data and clinical decision support health IT developer, has added duplicate therapy checking to its drug interaction checker.
Secondary use of data takes front seat WORCESTER, Mass.What started as a collaborative effort between Maine and New Hampshire to compare notes on data-gathering has become an initiative in nearly 15 states, with more on the way, said Josephine Porter, deputy director of the New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice. Porter made her comments during a presentation at the Massachusetts Governors 2011 Health IT Conference on May 10.
Blumenthal: Meaningful use charged health IT market
WORCESTER, Mass.As important as the specific incentives to providers have been, the electric shock that the meaningful use legislation has delivered to the IT market as a whole [has changed the market], stated David Blumenthal, MD, Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine and professor of health policy at Harvard Medical School in Boston. There are currently about 700 certified EHR products and applications modules, said Blumenthal, former National Coordinator of Health IT, during his keynote address at the Massachusetts Governors 2011 Health IT Conference May 9.
VA names second-round health IT competition winners Six commercial and nonprofit organizations have won awards in the second round of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Industry Innovation Competition. Three of the five winning projects, funded by the VA Innovation Initiative, are designed to improve access, quality of care and veteran satisfaction while reducing costs, the agency stated.
Allscripts EHR gets nod at Lakeway Lakeway Regional Medical Center (LRMC), a new acute care hospital in Lakeway, Texas, has selected Allscripts to provide its health IT infrastructure.