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The San Francisco-based startup will use the funding to expand its software's capabilities and to expand the company itself, adding staff and new marketing.
VA plans to create a single common EHR with DoD | Health Data Management
A court document reveals the VA's intentions to share an EHR, based on the Cerner Millennium platform, with the DoD. The VA and Cerner are expected to sign the deal for the VA's new EHR later this month.
Veterans are more likely to tell an avatar about their PTSD symptoms than they are to report those symptoms on surveys, according to a study of Ellie, an avatar developed by USC's Institute for Creative Technologies.
Safety, quality and clinical practice
How one Las Vegas ED saved hundreds of lives after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history | Emergency Physicians Monthly
"For years I had been planning how I would handle a [multiply-casualty incident], but I rarely shared it because people think I was crazy," said Dr. Kevin Menes, a doctor in Las Vegas. Here, Menes recounts running the emergency room the night that Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds of others.
On Thursday, Apellis and InflaRX went public, followed by Erytech Pharma on Friday. This year, about 30 biotech companies have gone public, raising more than $1.9 billion. In an interview, with Forbes, the president of Nasdaq Stock Exchange said more biotech companies will follow suit in the next months.
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Bill Gates will give $50 million to the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund dedicated to treatments for the disease, and another $50 million to startups researching Alzheimer's.
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