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Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Can At-home sleep studies change the rural area diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea

At home sleep tests or personal monitors (PM) have been shown to effectively provide an adequate diagnosis of OSA with the proper pre-screening tests and evaluation. These methods can be adopted by hospitals and if used effectively can save money to the patients and healthcare facility. With the Affordable Healthcare Act the focus is on providing quality care for less money, but many hospitals are slow to adapt. Sleep... more »

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Setting up a protocol for rural hospitals, or all healthcare facilities in developing and taking care of patients with sleep disorder breathing.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Jeremy Plambeck

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Goal 1: Promote Human Health

New technologies for Personalized health monitoring: too much or not enough

The development of personalized medicine and the increasing amount of information extracted from individual and patients throughout their life is expected to growth significantly. Multiple types of physiological sensors are currently embedded in everyday-life objects and yet their clinical value and their potential to improve health care is not well defined. It seems fundamental that the NIH develops a core research group/... more »

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The impact of this compelling question would promote the development of the right technologies for monitoring physiological signals at long-term. Also, this question should be addressed in collaboration with other federal agencies and institutes such as the NSF and the FDA. Both these agencies are currently supporting and reviewing new-long term technologies but the understanding of the impact of these novel techniques remains to be studied.

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