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May 2009 Blog Posts (24)

Novel H1N1 influenza

A brief commentary on the significance of the H1N1 reassortant can be found on the Institute of Federal Health Care website: It is written by Philip K. Russell, MD, Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, former commander of Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and former special advisor on vaccine development and production in the HHS Office of Public Health Preparedness.

The website is available at www.fedhealthinst.org.

Added by Nancy Tomich on May 4, 2009 at 9:37pm — No Comments

IBM Announces $2B To Cover Gap in High-Tech Stimulus Funding

Colleagues,



As reported in various publications including iHealthBeat ... IBM announced that it will provide $2 billion in bridge financing for high-tech infrastructure projects, including health IT projects, that likely will qualify for federal grants and incentive payments under the economic stimulus package.



The federal stimulus package includes Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments for hospitals and physicians who demonstrate meaningful use of health IT. However,… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 4, 2009 at 7:33pm — No Comments

how to stay healthy

In most years, the cold and flu season comes and goes without too much Bactrim fuss. Not this one. "The swine flu Cymbalta is dangerous and spreads much faster than the usual seasonal flu," Flagyl says William Schaffner, MD, chair of the Vanderbilt University department of preventive medicine… Continue

Added by Jack stevenson on May 4, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Have you read this book? The Edge of Medicine: The Technology That Will Change Our Lives

My Review on Amazon.com --->







http://www.amazon.com/Edge-Medicine-Technology-Change-Lives/product-reviews/0230605753/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R1QE6JB712WH0K



The Adoption Curve's Economic Dilemma,… Continue

Added by Lance M. on May 1, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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