In California, the Newborn Infant Screening Program identifies babies with hearing loss so that interventions can begin within the first 6 month of life. Unfortunately, in Northern California, 40% of infants who show hearing loss are lost to follow-up, mainly due to a regional shortage of trained pediatric audiologists. This program will use telemedicine technologies within the California Telehealth Network to allow an audiologist in Sacramento provide services in Redding, CA. The researchers will integrate new audiological technologies with telemedicine in such a way to follow-up with infant patients in order to improve their outcomes.
Surgical robotics and health informatics are two key technologies that form the basis of a collaboration between the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University (FAH-SYSU) and CITRIS.
Research partners from MITRE, CITRIS Health, UC Davis and UC Merced worked with health care teams to identify digital health barriers and co-create new ways to address them.
Working in partnership with senior living providers, Lighthouse researchers conducted focus groups with residents and staff to identify barriers to technology use.