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 —
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
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 28, 2009 at 1:26pm —
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 —
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 —
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: www.theventureforum.com
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 —
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 —
Recommended for your consideration, the excellent mobile helath (mHealth) blog, http://mobilewellbeing.info/
, authored by MedTech-IQ member Ron Otten
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 20, 2009 at 12:30pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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
NEW ZEALAND HEALTH INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2009-2010.
Website launch - April 14, 2009
Media launch - April 21, 2009
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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
National Institutes… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 5, 2009 at 1:14pm —
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 —
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 —