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March 2010 Blog Posts (19)

Please Check-Out New Blog ... The cHealth Blog ... By MedTech-IQ member, Joseph Kvedar

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Joseph Kvedar, former President, American Telemedicine Association (ATA), and present Director, Center for Connected Health, has launched a new blog The… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 28, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

U.S. White House Office of Science & Technology Issues ... Request For Information (RFI) on University Research Commercialization

Colleagues,



Yesterday, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) published an RFI (Request For Information) soliciting ideas on how to accelerate U.S. commercialization of federally funded Academic research...



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Federally-funded research has played a major role in the development of multiple recent… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 26, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Top 100 Life Science Universities in the World

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As reported in US News and World Report ...



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Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 23, 2010 at 9:33am — 1 Comment

Mobile Apps in Medicine



healthcare IT




Smart phones and small hand held devices are making medicine safer and faster. They are being used to provide information, administrative and patient management services.And predictably, their use is shooting up.…
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Added by Dr.Neelesh Bhandari on March 22, 2010 at 2:48am — No Comments

10 Innovations That Will Transform Medicine ... Harvard Business Review

Colleagues,



This post is part of Harvard Business Review's Health Care Innovations Insight Center...



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Here are excerpts from the 10 innovations that Harvard Business Review thinks will have a big impact ...



ENJOY!



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1. Checklists Health care is catching on to something pilots have known for…

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Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 21, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Teeth Fashion

I went to my Orange County tooth extraction dentist yesterday. In my seven years as his patient, I thought I already know everything there is to know about teeth. Much to my

surprise, there are still things I don’t know about them.





For…

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Added by Robert J. Turner on March 19, 2010 at 3:24am — No Comments

What's Hot at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) in Austin, Texas

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One of the most important conferences in the connected media world of social networking, Web 2.0 and, maybe, emerging Enterprise 2.0 applications, is this week's South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) in Austin, Texas. See what's been deemed to be "Hot" by MediaPost's "Social Media Insider" ...



ENJOY!



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Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 16, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

NY Times - Rural Haiti Struggles to Absorb Displaced

The New York Times




March 16, 2010


Rural Haiti Struggles to Absorb Displaced

FOND-DES-BLANCS, Haiti — Before the earthquake… Continue

Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on March 16, 2010 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Press Release: Broadband for America (BfA) Responds To National Broadband Plan



Broadband for America (BfA) Responds To National Broadband Plan











For Immediate Release
March 16, 2010…
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Added by Christine Stineman on March 16, 2010 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Fixing Academic Technology Transfer

Colleagues,



Two of the most accomplished authors in Triple Helix ... Academic, Industry, Government ... technology transfer strategy are Eric Campbell, PhD, Director of Research, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, and Joshua Powers, Ph.D, Chair, Department of… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 16, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Registration Now Open for 15th Annual CyberPsychology and CyberTherapy Conference!

Colleagues,



It is our privilege to announce to you that registration for the 15th Annual CyberPsychology and CyberTherapy Conference (CT15), the official conference of the International Association of CyberPsychology, Training, & Rehabilitation (iACToR), is now open!



Please visit www.e-therapy2010.org to begin your registration process to this groundbreaking conference! Early Registration ends on May 15, 2010 and space is… Continue

Added by James Cullen on March 15, 2010 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Slides from FDA/DIA Workshop on Pharmacogenomics (PGx), Web site for learning PGx

Folks-

Attached are pdf versions of a few recent talks from the FDA workshop on PGx. Also I recommend that those people that don't have a basic understanding of PGx go to the web site from the American College of Clinical Pharmacology ("The Future of Medicine: Pharmacogenomics - http://user.accp1.org/index_new.html).

Thanks - Gerry…

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Added by Gerry Higgins on March 15, 2010 at 9:14am — 1 Comment

U.S. Congress (House of Representatives) Ban on Earmarks to For-Profit Entities ... Does it Signal a Fundamental Shift in Business Model?

Colleagues,



Over the years, a non-trivial amount of funds have been committed to advanced medical technology research thru the Congressional Special Interest appropriations or Earmarking process. In a jolt to the way that business has been done over the last couple of decades, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee announced last week that it will no longer approve requests for earmarks directed to for-profit entities. The Committee leadership said that these new policies are not… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 15, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Video and slides of FDA Workshop on Medical Device Interoperability now available

Video of presentations from the Jan 25-27, 2010 workshop on Medical Device Interoperability have been uploaded:




Link to final agenda. Look for video links within the agenda


Workshop slides:…
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Added by Julian Goldman on March 12, 2010 at 12:13am — 1 Comment

In Haiti’s Hour of Need, Texting “4636” Became a Lifeline



In Haiti’s Hour of Need, Texting “4636” Became a Lifeline

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Boy in field holding cell phone up, while watching helicopter (AP Images)
A boy uses a cell phone in Leogane, Haiti, January 20. The…
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Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on March 11, 2010 at 10:47pm — 1 Comment

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund Appoints Board of Directors and CEO

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund Appoints Board of Directors and CEO



New York, NY – The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF), established by

Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to raise money for Haiti relief and

recovery efforts after the January

earthquake, has appointed a Board of Directors and Chief…
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Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on March 9, 2010 at 7:48pm — No Comments

A Vision for Personalized Medicine

Colleagues,



As reported by MIT Tech Review ... An interview with P4 (Predictive, Personalized, Preventative, Participatory) pioneer, Dr Leroy Hood of the Institute for Systems Biology on the future of personalized medicine ...



Personalized medicine: Leroy Hood, founder of the Institute for Systems Biology, in Seattle, has a vision of the future of medicine that he calls the “P4” approach. Credit: Institute for Systems… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 9, 2010 at 8:21am — 1 Comment

New Center for Health Information Technology at George Mason University

I would like to announce that we have created the Center for Health Information Technology at George Mason University to address the policy, analysis and technology issues facing the U.S Healthcare System.


The URL for the HIT Center is:


We are looking for collaborators in industry, government and non-profits.
Please contact me if you are interested in…
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Added by Larry Kerschberg on March 8, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

EMR Physician Meetings

Harrisburg Health Information Exchange holding critical meetings



The Harrisburg Health Information Exchange will host two meetings this month to advance Electronic Medical Records, or EMR, technology between physician practices and health care providers.



The meetings will be at 3 p.m. March 17 and at 8:30 am March 27, both at the Wildwood Conference Center at Harrisburg Area Community College.



We want to ensure every physician practice and health care provider… Continue

Added by Kelly Lewis on March 7, 2010 at 1:13pm — No Comments

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