University of Virginia

By Laura Lovett 02:50 pm February 27, 2019
Yesterday the University of Virginia announced a new effort to expand its telehealth program, with a special focus on chronic disease care.  The initiative, funded by a $750,000 grand from the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health, is set to expand or pilot six new telemedicine initiatives.  Two will focus on diabetes, including a remote blood sugar monitoring program for people with Type 2...
By Heather Mack 01:27 pm November 10, 2016
A new clinical trial to investigate the use of artificial pancreas system is set to begin, bringing in touchscreen insulin pump maker Tandem Diabetes Care; Dexcom, which makes continuous glucose monitor; and digital, personalized medicine company TypeZero Technologies. The International Diabetes Closed Loop trial, funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health to the University of...
By Jonah Comstock 02:29 pm May 22, 2013
A team of doctors at the University of Virginia medical center has developed an app to more easily, quickly, and efficiently transmit electrocardiogram tracings from heart attack patients to doctors, enabling doctors to diagnose a particular kind of heart attack that can benefit from immediate treatment. UVA Medical Center A STEMI, or ST segment myocardial infarction, is a kind of heart attack,...
By Brian Dolan 03:31 am April 24, 2012
Researchers at nursing schools at the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University are set to begin a government funded study to determine whether surveys on tablets may be a better way to screen pregnant women for abuse over the existing method of a nurse verbally asking during a home visit, according to a report in Psych Central. The study will oversee 4,000 screenings of women in...
By Chris Gullo 05:43 am August 29, 2011
Senior monitoring service AFrame Digital announced this week it has received a research grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging to examine reduction in elderly falls using its wireless MobileCare monitor platform. AFrame's MobileCare platform is a watch-like device that wirelessly transmits a users’ motion and location data, including activity, weight, blood...