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January 2010 Blog Posts (58)

New York Times: Haiti Is Again a Canvas for Approaches to Aid

January 31, 2010



Haiti Is Again a Canvas for Approaches to Aid




By NEIL MacFARQUHAR



UNITED NATIONS — The fact that Haiti was mired in dysfunction well before the earthquake, despite having received more than $5 billion in aid over about two decades, is fueling a contentious debate on whether a grand reconstruction plan can finally fix the country or would be doomed to repeat previous failures.



One side… Continue

Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on January 31, 2010 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Next Generation Social Networks: 3Helix in a Pioneering Network of Networks [Collaboration]

Colleagues,



Please see the third in a series of four posts from MedTech-IQ member Dr Leigh Jerome, as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) study on "Next Generation Social Networks". Be sure to add your voice to the periodic surveys that accompany the study, and link to the 3Helix network, http://www.3helix.org/, for more information & networking… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 28, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

iPad "Unplugged"

Well, the news is out. After months of conjecture, and amidst a veritable market frenzy over the last few days, Apple® finally revealed details on its slate platform, dubbed iPad. You can view a promotional video, available on the corporate web site. Knowing how the company's forays into laptop… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on January 27, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Watching TV is Bad for Your Health But Sitting Still is the Culprit

Did you see the stories in the newspapers that TV watching is bad for your health? It is but probably not for the reasons you might think. Certainly being a couch potato is unhealthy and if we sit there for long periods, eating chips, drinking beer and smoking cigarettes, our health will obviously take a turn for the worse. But a new study from Australian researchers observed 8800 adults for over six years and recorded the deaths from heart disease, cancer and all causes. The results were… Continue

Added by Stephen C Schimpff on January 27, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Update on Haiti and Rural Broadband from TX Cong Conaway via Texas Insider



Texas Insider



2:24 pm CST - January 26, 2010

On The Record

Health Care & Haiti Aftermath Update



By Congressman Mike Conaway



I want to give you a quick update on where we stand here in Congress with the Democrats health care bill. The rumors you may hear about this bill being… Continue

Added by Christine Stineman on January 27, 2010 at 11:48am — No Comments

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google: Disaster Information Tool-Kits for the 21st Century

Pacific Emergency Management, Preparedness, and Response Information Network and Training Services (Pacific EMPRINTS)/National Disaster Life Support (NDLS)-Pacific Regional Center and Hawaii State Civil Defense present: Continue

Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on January 26, 2010 at 11:07pm — No Comments

This Week's Lancet Special Theme Issue: Violent Conflict and Health

Violent Conflict and Health

Published January 22, 2010



Executive summary

This special issue on violent conflict and health examines the devastating effects of conflict on human health: direct injury from fighting, indirect morbidity and mortality caused by the breakdown of…
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Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on January 24, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Earthquake-Hit Haiti Still Offline; Military, Relief Agencies Rush to Rebuild Comms

After a massive earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, the world is now getting a sense of the scale of the catastrophe in Haiti. The U.S. military now has several dozen personnel on the ground to assist in the relief effort — but getting people and equipment there presents a serious challenge.



Read More… Continue

Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on January 23, 2010 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Disaster Relief 2.0: Tech Tools Help Focus Haiti Resources



During a large-scale humanitarian crisis, information is key. Coordination among relief agencies is essential, so that efforts are not duplicated and resources go where they are most needed.

Help Haiti Recover

Join Reddit’s Haiti relief fundraising drive with Direct Relief International.



With collaborative tools, disaster-response teams and relief workers can identify risk zones and emerging threats more rapidly. Courtesy of a… Continue

Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on January 23, 2010 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Pentagon’s Social Network Becomes Hub for Haiti Relief

After three years of development, the military was done developing a new crisis-response communication tool. All that was left to do was to test the new communications and collaboration system in its element—disaster scenarios. The test, scheduled for this summer, was a simulated hurricane in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.



Then, last Tuesday, real disaster struck, rocking Haiti and sending relief organizations, governments, and people all… Continue

Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on January 23, 2010 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale

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From: Jennifer Staple-Clark [mailto:jstaple@uniteforsight.org]

Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 10:01 AM

To: ericnoji@hotmail.com

Subject: Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale



Dear Eric Noji,



You and your colleagues and students may be interested in attending this Global Health & Innovation Conference. We would appreciate it if you could please forward this announcement to those who may be… Continue

Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on January 22, 2010 at 12:57pm — No Comments

New BfA TV Spot Shows How Broadband Works for You - Hon Co-Chairmen Michael Powell and Harold Ford Jr.

Broadband for America recently released a new television message from BfA Honorary Co-Chairmen Michael Powell and Harold Ford Jr. The new TV spot focuses on the everyday ways Americans are using high-speed Internet connections to improve their health, stay in touch with loved ones overseas and helping kids take advantage of new educational opportunities:

Powell: A lecture on… Continue

Added by Christine Stineman on January 21, 2010 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Haiti efforts backed for Twitter Oscars

Haiti efforts backed for Twitter Oscars
By Barry Neild, CNN
January 21, 2010 8:18 a.m. EST…
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Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on January 21, 2010 at 11:36am — No Comments

"Crisis Commons" ... Haiti Earthquake Relief - Open Source, Real-Time Networks, Info & Maps

Colleagues,



Thank you to MedTech-IQ members Michael Russel and Bart Stidham for informing me about CrisisCommons, host of CrisisCamp, at: http://www.crisiscommons.org/. Crisis Commons is an international volunteer network that creates open source tools for responders to mitigate disasters.



Crisis Commons includes:…



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Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 21, 2010 at 8:47am — No Comments

Telemedicine in Haiti ... A Humble Assessment of Where We Are

Colleagues,



First, I want to thank the many of you who have shared your thoughts on how emerging medical technologies - Telemedicine, mHealth, Distance Learning, ect.. - can be used to support the humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti. Clearly, this community has a great deal to offer.



As we all can see, the acute phase of the disaster relief response is still coalescing. Consequently, while conditions on the ground are improving, they are still chaotic. As in all major… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 20, 2010 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

HELP Haiti Earthquake Relief in Health IT Headlines

How health IT will help Haiti - FierceHealthIT



As far as I can tell from news reports, what little healthcare infrastructure Haiti had before last week's earthquake is all but gone now. Yet, some advanced health information technology soon will... Read more...



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Added by Randy Roberson on January 19, 2010 at 7:41pm — 3 Comments

Film About Walt Ratterman's work in disasters: "Beyond the Call"



Beyond The Call Trailer






Synopsis: In an Indiana Jones meets Mother Teresa adventure, three middle-aged men, former soldiers and modern-day knights travel the world delivering life-saving humanitarian aid directly into the hands of civilians and doctors. Ed Artis, ...James Laws and Walt Ratterman inspire through deeds not words, in some of the most dangerous yet beautiful… Continue

Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on January 18, 2010 at 1:50pm — 1 Comment

Haiti Day 6: Search for Renewable Energy Pioneer Continues

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Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on January 18, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

2nd in a 4 Part Series ... MedTechIQ and the National Science Foundation "Next Generation Social Network" Study

Colleagues,



Please see below the 2nd in a 4 part series of posts from Dr. Leigh Jerome, Phd, Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded study on "Next Generation Social Networks" involving MedTech-IQ.



ENJOY!



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Next Generation Social Networks: The promise of… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 18, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

From University of Miami Command Center ... Accounts from Port Au Prince Airport, Haiti - Project Medishare

Colleagues,



Please see email from MedTech-IQ member Scott Simmons from the University of Miami (UM) Command Center in Miami, sharing reports from the UM team in Haiti ...

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I just returned from our University of Miami (UM)/Project Medishare command center. Here is some background and the latest update:



Within 24 hours of the quake the UM/Medishare team set up a field medical facility within the UN-secured zone on the grounds… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 17, 2010 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

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