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Featured Blog Posts – April 2009 Archive (21)

Bluetooth Rocks

eWeek reports on the 22Apr09 announcement of the pending release of a new Bluetooth standard - v3.0. This new version will increase the maximum wireless throughput from 3mb/sec to 23mb/sec. “Utilizing the 802.11 radio was a natural choice as it provides efficiencies for both our members and consumers — members get more function out of the two radios they are already… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 30, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Inaugural Class of American Telemedicine Association(ATA) Fellows Announced


Blogging from the the ATA International Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada...the ATA has announced its first class of American Telemedicine Association Fellows. The individuals on this list are recognized for outstanding contributions to the field over an extended period. Here now the first ever Telemedicine "Fellows":

Dale Halverson, MD

Nina Antoniotti, RN, MBA, PhD

Rashid Bashshur, PhD

Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD

Joseph Kvedar, MD

Thelma… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 28, 2009 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Simply Pre(cious)

It's been a while since Palm® has "knocked our socks off". The wait may have been worth it. The company, in partnership with Sprint®, will shortly be releasing its next-gen smartphone, dubbed the Pre™. It was the 2009 recipient of the best at CES award (see video). Positive… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 28, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Parrish Wins Thurman Award at ATA 2009


Today, Dr John A. Parrish, M.D., Director, CIMIT (Center for Integrating Medicine and Innovative Technology) , a collaboration between Harvard Medical School, MIT and Partners Health, Inc., was awarded the General Maxwell R. Thurman Award for the Advancement of Military Medical Technology at the 14th Annual ATA Conference..



Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 27, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

MedTech-IQ Member Special Offer...60% Discount...Life Science Venture Forum, Silicon Valley, 25 June 2009


FYI. See message below from the Larta Institute led by MedTech-IQ

member, Rohit Shukla…..

MedTech-IQ members receive a special 60% discount to attend the Life Science Venture Forum, held in San Jose, CA on June 25, 2009 (Fairmont Hotel – San Jose). Event website:

In partnership with The National Institutes of Health, the Forum event is specifically focused on early-stage… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 23, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments


Wrap your mind around this single but not isolated discovery: "1.9 million infected computers controlled by cybercriminals". "According to reports, the nearly two million bots include machines in 77 government domains in the US, UK and other countries. The size of the network would make it possibly the largest botnet under the control of cyber-thieves". This notice from Finjan speaks for itself. The concept of… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 23, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

MedTech-IQ Member, Ron Otten's Excellent mHealth Blog


Recommended for your consideration, the excellent mobile helath (mHealth) blog,, authored by MedTech-IQ member Ron Otten.



Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 20, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

NIH (National Institutes of Health) Offers Small Grants Program


As reported in Genome Web ... Researchers seeking small amounts of support for relatively short periods to fund short, well-defined studies that can be completed quickly, may apply to the National Institutes of Health for the Investigator Initiatives Small Grants program. Investigator-initiated research, also known as unsolicited research, is research funded as a result of an investigator submitting a research grant application to NIH in an investigator’s area of interest… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 20, 2009 at 12:27pm — No Comments

PHR: FTC Engages

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) includes provisions to advance the use of health IT and, at the same time, strengthen privacy and security protections for health information. In response, on 16Apr09 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a proposed set of guidelines to deal with PHR data breaches. The FTC is formally seeking comment. The full text of the… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 20, 2009 at 10:18am — No Comments

Electronic Health Records Have Some Issues To Overcome

The future of medicine has some bright spots. One medical megatrend relates to the electronic health record. President Obama is aggressively pushing the electronic health record [EHR]. It will be a major improvement to medical care and to patient safety over time. But there are two major problems that need to be overcome before the EHR will ever be fully functional – interoperability and physician documentation. By interoperability I mean that each of the companies that produce the software do… Continue

Added by Stephen C Schimpff on April 9, 2009 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

Roundtable on TBI research summary available

A summary from the March 27 roundtable discussion organized by the Institute of Federal Health Care is now available on the Institute website:

Added by Nancy Tomich on April 9, 2009 at 7:49am — No Comments

Android Gets Traction

eWeek reports that Google's open source mobile platform 'Android' is finally gathering steam despite a slow start in gathering corporate recruits as part of the OHA (Open Handset Alliance). This is all to the good for the user community. The iPhone remains the dominant player in the 'smart-phone' market, but even Apple must be concerned about the competition looming from… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 7, 2009 at 11:00am — 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

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

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