Healthcare IT

Octo Consulting to Help Modernize Army’s Electronic Medical Records System

Octo Consulting Group has secured a potential three-year, $5 million contract from the U.S. Army‘s medical communications for combat casualty care product management office to support the service branch’s military health records system modernization project. The company said Thursday it will develop a medical information system for the Army to manage …

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CH2M to Support West Africa Health Security Efforts Under DTRA, Stratcom Contract

CH2M has received a $35 million contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and U.S. Strategic Command‘s Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction to aid both organizations’ efforts to help mitigate infectious diseases in West Africa. The contract covers support for national and local biosafety, biosecurity and biosurveillance work in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Senegal as part …

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McKesson Unveils New EHR Platform; Christopher Ryan Comments

McKesson has introduced an electronic health record platform that works to help pharmacies, laboratories and operating rooms facilitate workflow management. The Paragon 14.0 EHR system from McKesson Enterprise Information Solutions has a computerized physician order entry tool and can be integrated with the company’s OneContent enterprise resource planning system designed …

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ATCC Lands NCI Contract to Build Cancer Models Distribution Infrastructure

ATCC has been awarded a contract by the National Cancer Institute to develop a technology infrastructure to support the production, intake and distribution of cancer cell lines for the international research community. The company said Wednesday it will build the infrastructure for the Human Cancer Models Initiative that aims to generate as many as 1,000 new cancer …

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Sutter Health, Validic Collaborate to Support Federal Health Data Delivery Pilot Project

Sutter Health and Validic have teamed up to support a federal pilot project that aims  to identify strategies for the delivery of patient-generated health data to medical service  providers and researchers. Validic said Wednesday results of the collaborative effort will help inform government policy and provide insight on how the industry can implement remotely-collected patient …

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2 Johns Hopkins Institutions Launch Joint Effort to Help Transform Healthcare Delivery

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and Johns Hopkins Medicine have partnered with the goal to help transform diagnosis and treatment of diseases through data analytics and systems engineering methods. APL said Monday the partnership seeks to bring together the Individualized Health Initiative and other Johns Hopkins assets in the field of precision medicine as well as …

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Aethlon Medical Completes Milestones Under DARPA Therapeutics Contract; Jim Joyce Comments

An Aethlon Medical-developed medical device designed to eliminate viral pathogens from the circulatory system of infected patients has passed a milestone validation on its capacity to capture the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus. Aethlon said Thursday it has completed multiple milestones under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract such as the …

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Recombinetics to Develop Alzheimer’s, Neurofibromatosis Swine Models for NIH

Recombinetics has secured a pair of grants worth more than $700,000 combined from two National Institutes of Health organizations to create humanized swine models of Alzheimer’s disease and Neurofibromatosis type 2. The biotechnology company will develop the swine models for the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke …

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Vecna Receives DoD Accreditation for Patient Check-In System; Bill Donnell Comments

Vecna has received a Defense Department accreditation and authorization to operate the company’s patient self-service check-in system on the DoD network. The DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process and ATO from the Defense Health Agency serve to clear Vecna’s system for DoD use with the department’s electronic health record and dental application, the …

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Leidos Subcontracts ATCC for NCI Biospecimen Repository Operations Support

ATCC has received a potential seven-year, $32 million subcontract from a Leidos subsidiary to manage a National Cancer Institute biospecimen repository in Frederick, Maryland. ATCC said Tuesday its team will store and distribute biospecimens to basic and clinical investigators who support cancer and infectious disease research efforts as well as manage operational costs and logistics at …

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Personalis Lands VA Task Order for Veteran DNA Sequencing, Data Analysis Services

Personalis has received an additional task order from the Department of Veterans Affairs to perform whole genome sequencing and bioinformatics analysis services as part of VA’s program to study how genetic variations can affect the health of former service members. The company said Thursday it will use its algorithms and computing infrastructure at …

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Vencore, Havas Health Form Medical Data Analytics JV; Steve Costalas Comments

Vencore has formed a joint venture with Havas Health to offer data analytics and predictive modeling services intended to help biopharmaceutical companies gain insight into the rare-disease market. HVH Patient Precision Analytics aims to collect, aggregate and analyze huge amounts of healthcare data to help clients identify people with rare diseases as …

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