Sound waves can help diagnose concussions on the sidelines; NIH grants $46M to Human Placenta Project;

News From Around the Web

> Sound waves may soon help in sideline concussion diagnosis for in athletes. Researchers at the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center are using data and a non-invasive device to create algorithms for concussed brains. The device measures pressure on the brain through sound waves sent through the cranial cavity. Article

> The Human Placenta Project is receiving $46 million in research awards from the National Institutes of Health to fund tech development and testing on placenta function during pregnancy. The project's goal is to improve pregnancy outcomes and women's health. Announcement

Health Finance News

> Older and chronically ill patients are always in danger of hospitalizations and readmissions, driving up healthcare costs. But an old-fashioned concept--house calls--could tame such patients. Article

> A new report by Fitch Ratings finds that hospitals will increase their capital expenditures in the coming years. Fifty-three percent of not-for-profit hospitals say their expected capital expenditures will increase over the next five years, up from 45 percent in 2012, according to the report. Article

Mobile Healthcare News

> Providers and care support teams are just as wary as patients of mHealth security and privacy, according to a risk management and patient safety specialist. The prime reason is the ever-changing technological evolution of such devices, Allan Riding, senior risk management and patient safety specialist at the Cooperative of American Physicians (CAP), told FierceMobileHealthcare in an email interview. Article

And Finally... Quite the homecoming. Article