$10M federal database on traumatic brain injury is in the works

08/31/2011 | Government Health IT online

The Defense Department is working with the NIH to develop a database meant to improve the way traumatic brain injuries are diagnosed, treated and prevented using $10 million in funding. The Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research database aims to store and transform TBI data into a "common, easily available format," said Dr. Walter Koroshetz of the NIH's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The DOD reports that in the past 12 years, more than 200,000 servicemembers have been diagnosed with TBI.

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