Oregon State enigneers get grant for technology to treat sepsis; New England Telehealth Consortium hits 250 faculties on network;

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> Engineers at Oregon State have just received a big boost in their development of a new technology that could revolutionize the treatment and prevention of sepsis--a $200,000 grant awarded by the National Science Foundation, according to Oregon State University. Article

> The New England Telehealth Consortium has added 250 healthcare facilities to its network. The NETC is working with FairPoint Communications to link healthcare facilities in northern New England to its network. Announcement

> The monitoring of kidney transplant patients could be radically improved by applying big data analysis to blood samples, researchers at the University of Leeds have found. With the analysis scientists were able to process hundreds of thousands of variables into a single parameter to indicate how a kidney transplant was faring, according to new research published in PLOS Computational Biology. Announcement

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> It's good to be a female healthcare leader in Wisconsin: Half of the hospital CEOs in Milwaukee and its surrounding counties are women, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal. Article

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> Pharmaceuticals play an important role in comprehensive approaches to providing quality healthcare. Their proper prescribing and use keep patients from needing unnecessary hospital admissions or emergency room visits, so they should be a consideration for accountable care organizations, Aetna's National Medical Director for Pharmacy Policy and Strategy Edmund Pezalla (pictured), M.D., told FierceHealthPayer in an exclusive interview. Article

And Finally...  Well, it's official. LinkedIn just got stupid. Proof