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Featured Blog Posts – May 2009 Archive (17)

Have you read Innovator's Prescription?

A book review:

In Innovator's Prescription, the authors spend less time reviewing the failures of the past, as was the case in Innovator's Dilemma. Exhaustive examination of failed technology business models is replaced by more of what the future of the health… Continue

Added by Lance M. on May 29, 2009 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Washington Post: Russian Firm Invests $200 Million in Facebook

Colleagues, As reported in today's Washington Post, ... Washington Post: Russian Firm Invests $200 Million in Facebook

Russian Firm Invests $200 Million in Facebook

By Mike Musgrove

Washington Post Staff Writer

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Facebook has gotten $200 million from a Russian investment group… Continue

Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on May 27, 2009 at 3:04pm — No Comments

MedTech-IQ Member, Dr Luis Kun, Organizes National Academies Meeting..."Health-Care Reform, or Transformation?"


On June 1-2, 2009, Dr Luis Kun, an early member of MedTech-IQ, is Co-Organizing at the National Academies of Science in Washington, D.C., the first scientific community interoperability summit ... Health-Care Reform, or Transformation? "Establishing the Infrastructure for Health Assurance & Disease Prevention".

This event, which is by invitation only, is co-sponsored by American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and will produce a… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 27, 2009 at 7:09am — No Comments

U.S. Career Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dear Friends,

We have recently posted several opportunities for biomedical research positions in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Please help us get the word out to potentially qualified candidates. We are looking for both a senior and early career researcher, as well as a strategic position as the new Director of the Biomedical Science and Engineering Center. I have attached copies of the positions and would appreciate it if you… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 26, 2009 at 3:18pm — No Comments


Aegean Sea's 2010 islands are to be introduced to telemedicine; you're welcome to comment to speed up the process, (any previsions?).

Added by Antonio Dimitriadis on May 23, 2009 at 7:59am — No Comments

Comprehensive U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) "Stimulus" Plans & Reports


The HHS Recovery Act activities are designed to increase access to health care, create jobs, expand educational opportunities, lay the groundwork for successful Health Reform, and provide immediate relief to states and local communities. HHS has been allocated approximately $167 billion for these purposes.

The Funding Table for HHS Programs are:

Program Area Program Level

Improving and Preserving Health Care * $90,400,000,000

Health… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 18, 2009 at 7:27pm — 1 Comment

Simply Pre(cious) Chapter 2

As many of you know, there is a lot of buzz over Palm®'s anticipated update into the smartphone market. Dubbed the Pre™, it boasts unique features that are bound to give Apple®'s iPhone a run for it's money. Reports now suggest that Palm® will be the first to deploy wireless charging as a Pre™ option. Based on electromagnetic induction, this technology has, in fact,… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on May 12, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cadillacs to Yugos

The New York Times reports (7May09) on current proposals for providing medical insurance to those presently without a plan. One scheme in particular involves taxing "Cadillac" programs to fund government subsistence level coverage for others. On its face, this concept has classic 'income redistribution' all over it. In a curious way, though, it does have the 'virtue' of imputing market value to a huge… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on May 8, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

NIH Challenge Grants and mHealth

The recent post o this site at NIH Begins Reviews of Record Number of Proposals is interesting and it relates to mHeath to a degree. One of the grants numbered 06-LM-10 is directed towrds a real time point of care data caputre solution, and as such is ideal for a mobile device and appropriate software. I am not sure how many applications related to this grant were filed that included some form of PDA or smartphone, but I would guess quite a few. I worked with an associate to draft a proposal… Continue

Added by Thomas GIannulli MD, MS on May 8, 2009 at 11:15am — 2 Comments

Kudos & Thanks ... "Credit Crisis Rx" ... The Capital & Credit Connection Series


Just returning from Baltimore where I attended the excellent opening session of the "Credit Crisis Rx" seminar series organized by MedTech-IQ member Dan Loague of the Capital Formation Institute, with sponsorship from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED). In attendance as well were MedTech-IQ members Luigi LeBlanc, Zane Networks, Larry Collins, Executive Director, Howard County Technology Council, and John… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 7, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments





The Ministry of Defence, Malaysia is proud to be the host and organiser of the 38th World Congress

On Military Medicine 2009, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), from 4 - 9 October 2009.

Themed “Health Services Support in Operations”, the 38th WCMM 2009 program consists of:

• Plenary Sessions

• Round… Continue

Added by Denise Ang on May 7, 2009 at 11:31am — No Comments

NIH Begins Reviews of Record Number of Proposals


As reported by the Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship blog in regards to NIH Challenge Grant applications ...

"Although the dust has not settled as yet, the NIH has currently accepted more than 18,000 RC1 applications, with another 11,000 in the error correction queue. So, at least 20,000 Challenge Grants and perhaps close to my initial estimate of 30K way back when. " according to the blog...

... For comparison, CSR reviewed 27,360 R01s… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 6, 2009 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

Optimum Healthcare pushing technology to help build telemedicine

Optimum Healthcare in Arlington Texas is proud to be a part of the technology we know as telemedicine. With many visions for new applications, we saw great hope in Las Vegas at the Telemedicine show. We just want to encourage any one else in the Telemedicine field in Texas to email or call us and let's share our vision.

Added by Optimum HealthCare on May 5, 2009 at 2:45pm — No Comments

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

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

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


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 --->

The Adoption Curve's Economic Dilemma,… Continue

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

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