MedStar Researcher Receives Grant to Design Safer System for Managing Medication
Raj Ratwani, PhD, has been awarded an R01 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study electronic medication administration records to identify current safety issues and needs of clinicians and then develop new prototype solutions. This multidisciplinary research seeks to understand the flow of information among healthcare team members and how they use electronic medication records.
FDA Clears AI Technology That Evaluates Echocardiograms
Neil J. Weissman, MD, chief scientific officer for MedStar Health, served as an unbiased adjudicator and reviewer of the new technology which is expected to improve cardiovascular disease management and patient outcomes through earlier detection and monitoring. EchoMD AutoEF software was released by Bay Labs and has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Georgetown Medical Student Awarded Summer Scholarship to Study Use of Mindfulness-Based Therapy for Parents of Young Children
The MedStar Health Research Institute has awarded a scholarship for a summer research internship through the Pines-Kleinman Mental Health Fund to a Georgetown University medical student. Amanda Shapiro will be studying the use of mindfulness-based therapy for parents of young children under the mentorship of Matthew Biel, MD at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
MedStar Health Receives Contract to Pilot Test Patient-Reported Outcome Data Applications
A team of researchers from MedStar Health has been awarded an 18-month contract from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to support the development and testing of technical tools and apps that can be used to collect patient-reported outcome data. The team’s co-principal investigators are Deliya Wesley, PhD, MPH, and Kathryn M. Kellogg, MD, MPH, with Raj Ratwani, PhD, serving as the project director.
MedStar Health Research Institute Awards Funding to Six Investigators
Through the New Investigator—Associate Giving Grant Fund, the MedStar Health Research Institute has awarded funding to six physician-researchers. The research areas supported by these grants includes cardiology, oncology, and pediatrics. This grant fund is supported by associate gifts designated for research during the 2017 MedStar Health Associate Giving Campaign.