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NIH Awards Exploratory Grant to Ekso Bionics Holdings

Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc, headquartered in Richmond, Calif, announced today that it has been awarded a P20 Exploratory Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue the development of an exoskeleton prototype for children.

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Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit Among Top 10 Medical Innovations

Time is precious in responding to stroke victims. The development of a mobile stroke treatment unit equipped to handle the specific needs of most individuals affected by stroke was hailed by Cleveland Clinic as one of the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2015.

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Software Designed to Assist with ICD-10 Readiness

Benchmark Systems, headquartered in Lynchburg, Va, has set a Nov. 1 release date for its Benchmark Code Assistant software, which is designed to assist healthcare practices transition to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision.

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Power of EHR underscored by Ebola outbreak

While much of the media coverage related to Ebola hotspots in the US and abroad has focused on how the virus may potentially spread, little was said about how technology such as electing health records (EHRs) could help locate, treat, and control Ebola.

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Good Shepherd Medical Center Snares 7th Consecutive CARF Accreditation

Longview, Texas-headquartered Good Shepherd Medical Center announces it recently received a 3-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital (Adults) program. It is reported as the seventh consecutive Three-Year Accreditation CARF has awarded to the facility.

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SCIFIT Names Adam Havig to Controller Position

Commercial fitness and rehabilitation equipment manufacturer SCIFIT announces Adam Havig has taken on the role of controller for the Tulsa, Okla-based company. A media release from SCIFIT reports that Havig will manage the company’s accounting, finance, and information technology.

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Wearable Sensor Helps Improve Pressure Ulcer Prevention Compliance

Leaf Healthcare Inc, headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif, recently announced that results of a clinical trial that concluded the company’s wearable patient sensor can aid healthcare professionals in “dramatically” improving efforts to prevent pressure ulcers.

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Falls Risk Assessment Technology Emerges from High-Tech Partnership

Bluetooth wireless data transfer and and an array of body-worn sensors are part of the high technology engineered into the QTUG, a new mobility and falls risk assessment system that will be marketed via a partnership between Intel-GE Care Innovations and Kinesis Health Technologies.