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April 2009 Blog Posts (31)

The Clymer Group & "Stimulus" Funding Wrap-Up


In the continuing quest to bring you the 3C's of "Content, Community & Collaboration", we thought this a good time to summarize the U.S. "Stimulus" package Blog Posts, and describe how we at The Clymer Group are assisting MedTechIQ members & our clients take advantage of these opportunities...

The Clymer Group, LLC

The Clymer Group is a 1-stop "Bio-Infomediary" for social networking, strategic advisory services and… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 7, 2009 at 12:05am — No Comments

NEW ZEALAND HEALTH INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2009-2010 - seeking 2 advisers by 4/11/09

To MedTech IQ members:

Here’s an opportunity to advise a Health IT Top 10 Finalist or Top 3 Grand Prize Winner for the upcoming


Website launch - April 14, 2009

Media launch - April 21, 2009

Volunteer description:

4 hours of Health IT business development and promotion consulting services tailored to US Markets.

If you are interested, please forward a BIO/CV to me… Continue

Added by Lance M. on April 6, 2009 at 5:13pm — 5 Comments


HIMSS Analytics announced its findings which portray a far more optimistic picture regarding EMR implementation, than an analysis reported in the 29Mar09 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, which, in marked contra-distinction, concluded that a nation-wide deployment of hospital based electronic records was still in a rudimentary stage. Both studies… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 6, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Big Apple: 'Welcome PHR'

The famous Frank Sinatra song goes, "if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere". Well, "The Grey Lady" is now reporting that the New York-Presbyterian Hospital System (accountable for ~20% of all NYC healthcare) has inaugurated its consumer-controlled health records for patients under its care. This large-scale PHR implementation will be… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 6, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Infrastructure Rock Stars - April 28th - The Historic Pennsylvania Infrastructure Summit

The Historic Pennsylvania Infrastructure Summit

April 28, 2009, Harrisburg Hilton

(Harrisburg, PA) - - Through the efforts of many Infrastructure Group members the 2009 Summit offers industry-leading presentations, including:

Kim Prizzingrilli, Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission

Joseph Markosek, Chairman, House Transportation Committee

Allen Biehler, Secretary, PA Department of Transportation

Rob Wonderling, Chairman, PA Senate… Continue

Added by Kelly Lewis on April 5, 2009 at 11:50pm — No Comments

21 April 2009 Deadline for Additional Funding Requests on NIH Exisiting Grants ... "Competitive & Administrative" Supplement Programs


The NIH deadline of 21 April 2009 is rapidly approaching for those with existing grants to request more funding to expand the scope of work or include comparative effectiveness research. This includes SBIR and STTR awards. See announcements below...




Notice Number:… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 5, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

NIH Announces Procedures for Requesting Funds for Proposals Falling Below Pay-Line in FY 2008 & 2009


NIH (National Institutes of Health) announced Friday that it will re-consider meritorious proposals that fell below the "Pay-Line" in Fiscal Year 2008 and 2009. See below the details...




Notice Number: NOT-OD-09-078

Release Date: April 3, 2009

Issued by

National Institutes… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 5, 2009 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Building the Best Foundation for Pennsylvania Health IT - By Kelly Lewis

With the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the federal government will invest billions of dollars in health information technology, broadband, workforce development and job training.

To maximize the ARRA investment and help state organizations become ARRA eligible, Pennsylvania's strategy -- ARRA/PA -- needs to be a well-funded, well-coordinated, interagency and cross-industry.

Health IT has improved patient safety and quality of care while… Continue

Added by Kelly Lewis on April 5, 2009 at 1:09am — No Comments

MedTechIQ member, Walter Greenleaf's...Virtual Worlds Featured in Scientific American

A message to all members of MedTechIQ


A message from Walter Greenleaf,




Hello to my friends --

Our VR and behavioral therapy project has appeared in Scientific American -

I'm proud of our team, and our work!

Here’s the link to the… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 4, 2009 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Intel, GE Form Home Health Care Alliance


As reported in Investor's Business Daily ... The world's No. 1 chipmaker is teaming up with industrial giant General Electric (GE) in a five-year, $250 million health care alliance to design and sell devices to help the elderly and people with chronic illness who live at home.

The companies didn't detail how they plan to spend the money or divide research efforts.

But as leaders in their respective industries, they may have an advantage as they bet… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 3, 2009 at 6:52am — No Comments

Best of FOSE'09

For those interested, an article in GCN summarizes the awards for Best of FOSE'09. These awards are in multiple categories, and include both hardware and software solutions available under government contract.

Added by Clymer/JR on April 1, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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