Healthcare Innovations

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IEI received more than 70 nominations of promising, healthcare innovations already at work in North Carolina — now it’s up to you to vote on the 10 you would like to see showcased during the Emerging Issues Forum, An Idea Exchange for Healthcare.

In February, we will begin to develop an action plan for how the 10 most promising innovations can be scaled and/or replicated to deliver better care at lower costs and create new, high-paying jobs across the state.

These innovations will shape our work going forward, and just might affect North Carolina’s future healthcare and economic development strategies. Choose wisely.

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  1. 1 vote
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    • 12 votes
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      • Traditions Acupuncture Foundation

        Traditions Acupuncture Foundation is a 501c3 organization. There are numerous
        main stream medical facilities that offer low-cost care to the medically underserved. TAF is beginning to fill the need for the medically underserved in order that they might access complementary or alternative health care. In our country access to CAM therapies is restricted to the middle and upper classes as most insurance companies and Medicare do not cover CAM therapies.
        Our Mission Statement:
        To promote and fund access to Chinese Medical Care, in the greater Asheville NC area .

        185 votes
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        • 10 votes
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          • Keeping Score of Medical Cost

            require Hospital medical providers to fully itemize the cost of services and make available data that shows their efforts to reduce cost and improve qualitly through competative RFP process.

            34 votes
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            • Electronic Medical Record EMR

              Improve patient care & reduce duplicate costs by using a web based EMR. Web based EMR allows easy sharing of information between various physicians, hospitals and patients enabling informed decisions.

              99 votes
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              • Biomarkers for Diabetes Risk

                Uses biomarkers to identify patient stage of pre-diabetes based on select biomarker measures.

                485 votes
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                • Healthset

                  Integrates a health/fitness sensor directly into music earbuds and headsets that gathers real time heart rate, calories burned, distance and aerobic capacity (VO2max) as consumers exercise, listen to music, and talk over the phone.

                  472 votes
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                  • Teleaudiology

                    Acquires and analyzes data from the auditory system through web-based biotelemetry, providing clinicians with the ability to remotely assess, diagnose, and remedy hearing loss, and prescribe methods of treatment.

                    114 votes
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                    • Infrasonic

                      Placed on the neck to detect irregular blood flow in the carotid arteries which can then be used to help calculate the risk of stroke.

                      92 votes
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                      • Know Your Number (KYN)

                        Multi-dimensional tool to predict the risk of onset and progression related to multiple chronic diseases, and reveals how much the risk of onset can be reduced as well as the optimal pathway to achieve that reduction.

                        18 votes
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                        • Biomarker to Detect and a Therapeutic to Treat Sepsis

                          Endacea has a working assay and has demonstrated efficacy in a dose-dependent manner for its lead molecule, A1 adenosine receptor antagonist, L-97-1, as an adjunctive, anti-sepsis therapy to antibiotics in two different rat models of sepsis.

                          5 votes
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                          • The Total Well-Being Exam

                            A one-day, state-of-the-art comprehensive health screening exam which addresses personal health and professional goal setting.

                            145 votes
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                            • FP88

                              A new method to prevent and treat autoimmune disorders by decreasing incidence, reducing symptoms, and delaying onset of attack.

                              114 votes
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                              • The Healthy Kids Collaborative (HKC)

                                A group of community agencies, businesses, health departments, cooperative extensions, medical providers, social services providers, public schools, public libraries, parks and recreations, and child care centers working to increase the number of young children with developed healthy eating and physical activity habits.

                                214 votes
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                                • Preventing Obesity by Design (POD)

                                  Provides technical assistance, teacher education, and improves childcare outdoors to support physical activity and healthy eating.

                                  174 votes
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                                  • Environmental Burden of Disease Model

                                    A computer simulation tool to quantify the number of annual deaths and illnesses in a geographic area attributable to pollution in outdoor air, indoor air, coastal water, other surface waters, drinking water, and seafood.

                                    12 votes
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                                    • Active Businesses Program

                                      Helps businesses and their employees drive less and lead healthier lifestyles as well as improves the townÕs environment. ,

                                      1 vote
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                                      • Urban Street Design Guidelines

                                        Creates "complete" streets that provide capacity and mobility for motorists, while also being safer and more comfortable for pedestrians, cyclists, and neighborhood residents. ,

                                        232 votes
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                                        • 21st Century Farmers Markets

                                          Acceptance of EBT (former paper food stamps), debit and credit cards at the Farmers Market. ,

                                          232 votes
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