Development of a Rugged Medic Smartphone

In conjunction with the US Army and leveraging experience from STARIX technology, AIC:HR will oversee the design and building of a durable field medic device. It will include ultrawideband communications, making it possible to connect to a host of physiological monitors and external communications networks. The overall result will be a compact handheld device that can enhance the capabilities of field medics to fulfill their critical missions.

Interoperable Electronic Health Records + Open Source Technology

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contained provisions to promote the expansion of electronic health records (EHR), which allow physicians to more closely track patients, especially the chronically ill, and enable the seamless exchange of data among multiple physicians, hospitals and other providers. However, a major challenge with EHRs is that different types of constantly evolving software must function effectively across a variety of platforms. To this end, AIC:HR has partnered with the US Department of Veterans Affairs to form the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA). OSEHRA will facilitate, through the use of the best practices in open source software development, the improvement and maintenance of EHR information systems.

Neuroperformance and Neuroimaging

AIC:HR has been working with the US Army, Washington University, and the Gachon Neuroscience Center in Korea to study an array of topics focusing on neurperformance during sleep and stress, as well as how to best capture images of the brain using advanced technologies.

Ultrasound Imaging

AIC:HR has joined with Imperium, Inc, a ultrasound imaging company in Silver Spring, Maryland. AIC:HR and Imperium are studying the performance of the Acoustocam ultrasound technology on patients with bone factures and foreign matters under the skin in extremities.

Patient Centered Medical Homes: Outcomes and Opportunities

AIC:HR, under the auspices of the US Army, has partnered with Carilion Clinic in Roanoke to study the viability of the Patient Center Medical Home model and it effects on the delivery of primary care. AIC:HR organized a workshop in Alexandria, VA to bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss their experiences with the medical home model and joined with Virginia Tech’s Department of Statistics to conduct a pilot study of medical home outcomes.