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Featured Blog Posts – April 2010 Archive (12)

With social media, should DOD go to the people, or should the people go to DOD?



With social media, should DOD go to the people, or should the people go to DOD?



* By Kevin McCaney

* Mar 11, 2010



Should the Defense Department be making use of public social media sites such as Facebook, or should DOD, for security reasons, build its own?



Paul A. Strassman’s recent column arguing that that DOD’s social media policy doesn’t do… Continue

Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on April 26, 2010 at 10:46am — No Comments

4 Facebook lessons from DOD





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4 Facebook lessons from DOD



Agencies need to learn some rules of the road before jumping into social media



* By Fred Wellman

* Apr 21, 2010



Now that both the White House and Defense Department have established social media policies, more organizations are certain to leap into the fray and launch social networking sites.… Continue

Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on April 26, 2010 at 10:39am — No Comments

Cloud Interoperability Will Connect Agencies, Constituents



Cloud Interoperability Will Connect Agencies, Constituents

As public sector organizations evaluate cloud services as a way to consolidate IT infrastructures, scale systems and enable innovative Open Government services, technology vendors…

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Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on April 26, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Disruptive Changes Are Coming to the Delivery of Medical Care

The following was an invited post on Harvard Busines Review web site last Friday.



We have grown accustomed to scientific research producing major medical advances such as those I wrote about in The Future of Medicine — Megatrends in Healthcare. But there are now some very disruptive changes coming in how medical care will be delivered by your doctor or hospital.



Some examples:



Team-based care for chronic illness. The combination of an aging population and… Continue

Added by Stephen C Schimpff on April 25, 2010 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Is Technology a Cost Driver or a Cost Saver in Health Care?

The following was an invited post on the Harvard Business Review at http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2010/04/is_technology_a_cost_driver_or.html



Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical-device and equipment companies have been extremely effective at producing innovations that have created major benefits for medical care. But the cost of new patented drugs and devices (pacemakers, defibrillators, stents,… Continue

Added by Stephen C Schimpff on April 20, 2010 at 3:47pm — 1 Comment

Journal of CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation Call for Papers

Dear colleagues:



The Journal of CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation (JCR), the official journal of the International Association of CyberPsychology, Training, & Rehabilitation (iACToR) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, scientific journal that explores the uses of advanced technologies for therapy, training, education, prevention, and rehabilitation and is currently indexed with PsycINFO, Gale and EBSCO. Led by an internationally renowned editorial board consisting of top clinicians,… Continue

Added by James Cullen on April 14, 2010 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Teamwork Can Help Avert the Pending Cost Crisis in Health Care

The following was posted by me at Harvard Business Review yesterday. http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2010/04/teamwork_can_help_avert_the_pe.html



Most health care money in the United States goes largely for the care of people with complex chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart failure, cancer, lung disease, and the like. We will soon see many more individuals with these illnesses because of two factors: the… Continue

Added by Stephen C Schimpff on April 13, 2010 at 11:08am — No Comments

Haitian Dancer ... featured in earlier post ... Caught between Two Caregivers

Colleagues,



You may recall an earlier post about Fabienne Jean, a dancer from Haiti's National Theater who lost her right leg to infection and subsequent amputation in the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, "Countless Lost Limbs Alter Life in Haiti’s Ruins", ...…



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Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 13, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

e-Readers

We have tried the Kindle for use with medical students, and as Dr. Kim suggests the gray tones do not work for medical illustration. However, the bigger problem that we found was having medical textbook publishers move their titles to e-reader format with pictures. When we tested, very few publishers had e-editions of the necessry medical textbooks. The problem should be bigger today because there are now more e-formats.

In our testing, when we were able to find an e-version…

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Added by Robert (Bob) E. Griffin on April 8, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Should iPads be mandatory in medical school? ... Blog by Joseph Kim, MD, MPH

Colleagues,



One of MedTech-IQ's members, Joseph Kim, MD, MPH, is also one of the Internet's top medical bloggers. Please see one his recent posts at medpageTODAY's KevinMD.com , "An iPad should be mandatory in medical school",… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 8, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Clay Christensen: How to Bring Disruptive Innovation to Health Care

Colleagues,



As reported in Harvard Business Review ... According to Clay Christensen, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail ... Disruptive innovation seems to have bypassed the health care industry...



...Clay Christensen’s theory predicts that entrenched companies, products and services are often “disrupted” from below by competitors who are able to meet the needs of most current… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 4, 2010 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

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