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Featured Blog Posts – October 2009 Archive (16)

Can the Global Economy Prepare for a Pandemic?

Can the Global Economy Prepare for a Pandemic?

with discussants David Nabarro, MD and Eric K. Noji, MD. The panel is moderated by Heather L. Burns.

Aspen Ideas Festival, July 6, 2007…


Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on October 31, 2009 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Learnings from mHealth Summit ... Chillmark Research


See excerpts from the consistently useful Chillmark Research blog post from John Moore ...


... Over the last two days, been attending the Foundation for the NIH’s event, the mHealth Summit....

Key Take-Aways:

... mHealth is clearly a top priority of the Obama Administration. Rare that an inaugural event would attract HHS Secretary… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 31, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Will technology solutions for patient safety reduce healthcare malpractice suits?

In this article by Rahul K. Parikh, M.D., tort reform isn't so popular.

"Tort reformers neglect the fact that malpractice reform won't save one extra life. To make that difference, insurers, doctors and their lobbyists like the AMA need to find ways to improve patient safety. So for those who push tort reform as a panacea for a sick healthcare system, working to prevent injuries is a much more noble pursuit than writing up baseless arguments for the back pages of a… Continue

Added by Lance M. on October 28, 2009 at 1:42pm — No Comments

New Member Update ... Who Are We? ... What Do We Do? ... What's New! (October 2009-Part1)


In the continuing quest to bring you the 3Cs of "Content, Community & Collaboration", we continue to add new and intriguing members..

So, what have you been doing at "MedTech-IQ"?

According to Google analytics, we now number 837 members. Of those, 310 are Academic "Pioneers", 420 represent Industry "Colonizers" (emerging businesses) or "Consolidators" (large corporations), and 88 are… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 25, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

MedTech-IQ member, John Wilbanks ... Named one of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World,"


Congratulations to John Wilbanks!

John, executive director of Science Commons, has just been honored by the Utne Reader as one of the "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World." (The list also honors the Dalai Lama, so he's in good company.)

Utne describes Johns' work at Science Commons as an effort "to spur innovation and discovery by making scientific research and resources easier to… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 21, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

1 + 1 = 3 ... The Healthcare and Broadband Equation


Thank you to MedTech-IQ member, Christine Stineman for the inspiration and contribution ...

The world of broadband and healthcare are changing rapidly, let us count the ways ...

... A recent report, "Telemedicine and the Economic Stimulus: Broadband Opportunities in a Swelling Market", from research firm Pike & Fischer, predicts that within five years, the market for telemedicine devices and services will generate $3.6 billion in annual… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 18, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Obama Lashes Back at Insurance Industry Over Opposition to Health Plan

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Published: October 17, 2009

WASHINGTON — President Obama mounted a frontal assault on the insurance industry on Saturday, accusing it of using “deceptive and dishonest ads” to derail his health care legislation and threatening to strip the industry of its longstanding exemption from federalantitrust laws.

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President Obama’s Weekly Address (


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Added by Bari Shein on October 18, 2009 at 6:41pm — No Comments

The MedTech-IQ Top 20 ... Videos


See which videos the MedTech-IQ community have found most popular in the last month!

From our Library of 380 videos:

(Click title to see the clip)

1. Military Medicine: PTSD-Therapy for War-Related Trauma (Part 2)

2.… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 16, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Some Tandberg Holders Reject Cisco Offer -

Shareholders representing 24% of the shares in Tandberg rejected Cisco's recent $3 billion offer for the video-conferencing equipment maker, fuelling hopes that the U.S.-based company might raise its bid.

Added by Bari Shein on October 15, 2009 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Senate panel backs healthcare reform

By John Whitesides and Donna Smith John Whitesides And Donna Smith – 34 mins ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A key U.S. Senate committee endorsed a sweeping healthcare overhaul on Tuesday, gaining the support of an influential Republican and delivering President Barack Obama a victory on his top domestic priority.

The Democratic-controlled Senate Finance Committee approved the measure on a 14-9 vote, with Senator Olympia Snowe becoming the first Republican in Congress to back a… Continue

Added by Bari Shein on October 13, 2009 at 8:44pm — No Comments

U.S. NIH "Stimulus" Funding 2009: Top 12 Medical School Recipients ... Top 10 State Recipients


As reported in Xconomist Forum ....

... Here are the numbers for a dozen top-ranked institutions nationally, and the top 10 States for First-Year NIH (National Institutes of Health) ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or “stimulus”) funding awards:

Top 12 Universities With Research Medical Schools

As of 10/5/2009

1. University of… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 13, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Broadband: Helping Your Well-Being by Dr. Marlene Maheu

Below is a blog post from Dr. Marlene Maheu, Editor in Chief of on the importance of broadband to telemedicine and telehealth...

Broadband: Helping Your Well-Being

Posted October 9th, 2009 by Marlene M. Maheu Ph.D.

Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D. The internet has been an important source of information for individuals and families since… Continue

Added by Christine Stineman on October 12, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

LiveData gets $730,000 award from U.S. Army TATRC (Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center)


The U.S. Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) has awarded a $730,000 grant to the data integration group LiveData to develop standards for clinical information integration...

... LiveData will use the funds to develop an integrated clinical environment through its MD-ICEMAN project. The project is a collaborative effort of the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT), LiveData and Massachusetts General… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 10, 2009 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Dental Robotic Surgery

I have been reading about robotic surgery. It is really amazing how this is coming along. I have a friend who has had several dental procedures that are fairly extensive. He can only have them done at Indianapolis hospitals. I wonder if Dental insurance plans cover this type of surgery.

Anyway, I wonder… Continue

Added by Cindy Fallsen on October 8, 2009 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Free Ebook on Social Networking and Leveraging Social Media

I ran across this free ebook yesterday on social networking and was very impressed by what I learned. The sections on Facebook and Twitter were by far the best.

Here is the location where you can download it from:

Added by Trinity Cook on October 6, 2009 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Web 2.0 in Health care - Health 2.0

With increasing avenues for communication and knowledge dissemination, the practice of health care is changing faster than imagined. Free services like you tube, face book, Wikis, blogs, Twitter, social networks eg. Patientslikeme and a host of other services provide a health consumer with ample information and opinions. No longer is a patient forced to blindly trust his doctor"s judgment.… Continue

Added by Dr.Neelesh Bhandari on October 5, 2009 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

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