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Beth Israel aims to enhance ICU care with $5.3M grant

By Rajiv Leventhal Healthcare Informatics January 28, 2014

Backed by a $5.3 million granted from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of California, the Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) will work to use IT and patient engagement to reduce the overall risk of harm in the intensive care unit (ICU).

BIDMC officials say they will use ...

Scientists get ship backed by Google executive

By Naila Moreira The Boston Globe January 27, 2014

Pitching and yawing in swells from the tail end of a typhoon, the oceanographic research vessel RV Falkor looked like it was dead in the water...

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New maps highlight habitat corridors in the tropics

Woods Hole Research Center January 27, 2014
Falmouth, Mass. January 27, 2014 – A team of Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) scientists created maps of habitat corridors connecting protected areas in the tropics to incorporate biodiversity co-benefits into climate change mitigation strategies. Drs. Patrick Jantz, Scott Goetz, and Nadine Laporte describe their findings in an article entitled, ...
ICU Consortium

BIDMC to focus on tools for preventing harm, engaging families in ICUs

By Susan D. Hall FierceHealthIT January 27, 2014

With a $5.3 million grant, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center plans to create digital tools to further eliminate preventable harm in the intensive care unit and better engage with patients and families.

With the grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Beth Israel will join Johns Hopkins Medicine, the ...

Fifth class of S&T Policy Fellows goes to work in Capitol

CCST Spotlight January 24, 2014

The fifth class of the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program has begun work in Sacramento, and the program is planning for the next five years...

Read more here.

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

UC Davis wins award for nursing at the Medical Center

By Cynthia H. Craft Sacramento Bee January 24, 2014

Higher patient satisfaction and better work environments for nurses may seem like two different topics, but they are linked, according to the Magnet Recognition Program developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

If nurses are happy, everyone’s more likely to be happy and healthy. Makes sense.

UC Davis Medical Center ...

ICU Consortium

Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center aims to engage patients and families in effort to eliminate preventable harm in intensive care units

BOSTON - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is embarking on a new phase of its mission to eliminate preventable harm, using information technology and system science together with patient and family engagement to head off harm before it happens.

BIDMC will use this opportunity to define the “burden of harm” ...

ICU Consortium

Beth Israel wins $5.3M grant to improve ICU care

By Julie M. Donnelly Boston Business Journal January 24, 2014
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has won a $5.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of California to tackle “preventable harm” in the ICU. The new initiative will use both health information technology, and input from patients and families, to address all types of harm, including a ...

Electronic monitoring

The Maine Coast Fishermen's Association (MCFA) is working with The Nature Conservancy, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Ecotrust Canada and with the support of the Island Institute to develop a cost-effective option for electronic monitoring in the New England groundfish fishery. Currently vessels on a groundfish fishing trip are ...

Plant science investigator and wheat geneticist Jorge Dubcovsky receives Wolf Prize in Agriculture

Jorge Dubcovsky, an acclaimed plant geneticist, international leader in wheat genomics and elected member of the National Academy of Sciences from the University of California, Davis, was today named a recipient of the 2014 Wolf Prize in Agriculture, sharing the prize with Leif Andersson from Uppsala University in Sweden.

The ...