The Department of Veterans Affairs has introduced a smartphone application that works to organize and streamline healthcare resources into a unified location for veterans and caregivers. The Launchpad for Veterans suite will enable users to access VA apps from five different categories namely mental health improvement, health care team communication, vital health information sharing and quality of life improvement, the agency said Monday.Read More »
The Federal Communications Commission intends to propose an initiative that will work to provide telehealth services to U.S. military veterans and low-income communities.Read More »
The Air Force Research Laboratory is looking for concepts to speed up human-monitoring research and development initiatives for warfighters. The laboratory is in need of prototypes to support performance enhancement, health monitoring and diagnostics systems, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Thursday.Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is in need of research teams for the development of a scent-based technology to lower mosquito attraction through the temporary alteration of skin microbiome. The four-year ReVector project seeks to repel mosquitoes through the mediation of skin microbiome interaction and body metabolites to reduce the instances of disease transmission, DARPA said Friday.Read More »
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., sought stakeholder input on potential methods to boost cybersecurity in the health care industry with an emphasis on oversight gaps, cyber threat impacts and efforts to strategically address information security needs. Cyber criminals target the health care industry due to the sensitivity of medical information that contains social security numbers, addresses and health records, Warner's office said Wednesday.Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to protect connected medical devices from emerging cyber threats, Federal News Network reported Thursday. In October, DHS began using the medical device security playbook the FDA issued to guide the government and industry in protecting such technologies.Read More »
The Department of Health and Human Services has launched a collaborative program that will explore new opportunities for the U.S. healthcare industry.
The Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit will be a year-long effort that will involve private sector innovators, investors and HHS personnel developing ways to boost investment and research in health services, the department said Wednesday.