In-home radar sensors can help monitor health of older patients; FDA's celebrates one-year anniversary of Expedited Access Pathway program;

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> Researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia have found that radar sensors located in the home can monitor the health of elderly residents and help providers discover possible health issues sooner. Announcement

> The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking organizations to "provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms" for a new Data Integrity Building Block. Announcement

> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Expedited Access Pathway program to speed patient access to new medical devices is a year old, and in the past 365 days has made 29 decisions on requests for EAP designation: 17 have been accepted into the program, and 12 have been denied, according to a post to the FDAVoice blog. Post

EMR News

> The Virtual Lifetime EHR Information Exchange Imitative (VLER-HIE)--which connects health and benefit information systems between the Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA)--will expand to TRICARE network providers, according to new information from the VA. Article

> Adding a clinical decision support (CDS) tool to remind providers to screen for hepatitis C virus (HCV) greatly increases the practice in American Indian/Alaska Native populations, according to two studies in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Article

Provider News

> Culture change is never easy, but a challenge that staff at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center embraced as they sought to "be the best at getting better," according to a post on the NEJM Catalyst blog. Article

And Finally... This yearbook prank has us ready for a Hawaiian vacation. Article