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November 2008 Blog Posts (29)

John Wilbanks, MedTechIQ Member, Featured as 2008 "GameChanger" in Seed Magazine

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



John Wilbanks, MedTechIQ Member & Executive Director, Science Commons, is featured this month, December 2008, in the award winning "Seed...Science is Culture" magazine as a "Game Changer" in the State of Science Report, 2008.



See Seed at: http://seedmagazine.com/magazine/



The December 2008 issue of "Seed" features Craig Venter in a cover story on where science is headed, and feature articles on… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 30, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Report: Army to spend $50M on video games

Colleagues,



(This was sent earlier to the Medical Modeling and Simulation Group)



As reported in Washington Business Journal...



The Army is finally getting with the program ...They are getting serious about games!...



The Army plans to spend some $50 million over five years on combat video games to train soldiers, according to a report in Stars and Stripes.



To oversee this investment, the Army created a game-training unit named, as military… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 25, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Progress at MedRed, LLC

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Colleagues,



I have asked MedTechIQ member, Dr William K. Smith, if I could share this update on work being done at his medical informatics & technology company, MedRed, LLC, with the MedTechIQ community. I thank him for granting his permission to do so. Read on: ...



MedRed recently has launched a pilot of its DiagnosTX system at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, as part of an effort under a Memorandum of Understanding… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 25, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Do Federal Agencies Belong in Cloud Computing Networks?

Colleagues,



As reported today in eWeek.com...Given the current state of the economy and the yawning federal deficit, the efficiency and cost-savings associated with cloud computing are prompting U.S. federal IT agencies to flirt with the cloud platform. Slowly, of course, since it is the government, after all.



Cloud computing has become so pervasive in the enterprise that even federal agencies are moving—slowly, of course—in the direction of on-demand computing. Given the… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 24, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

In Praise of Senator Ted Kennedy For His Contributions to Biomedical Science

William,



If you haven't seen this, I thought you might find this interesting...



As reported today in Xconomy/Boston, commentary by Dr. Phillip A. Sharp, Institute Professor at MIT, and formerly the director of the Institute's Center for Cancer Research, the head of its Department of Biology, and the founding director of the McGovern Institute. Dr. Sharp won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on "discontinuous genes" in mammalian… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 24, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Call For Papers - PERSUASIVE 2009 - Fourth International Conference on Persuasive Technology

Colleagues,



Dr Samir Chatterjee & Dr Parvati Dev (MedTechIQ Members) Announce:



Call for Papers

PERSUASIVE 2009

The Fourth International Conference on Persuasive Technology

April 26-29, 2009

Claremont, California, USA

Submission Format/Additional Information: http://www.persuasive2009.net/



(Proceedings to be published by ACM and available in ACM Digital Library)



Persuasive Technology is about using Information and… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 24, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

"Who Killed Healthcare?"

MedTechIQ Member Oliver Lubin writes...



...on the subject of publications, not sure if i mentioned but just finished Regina Hertzlinger's "Who killed healthcare?" i know im new to the group so im sure this has already been touted before, but in case it hasn't, its a great read with a lot of practical thoughts. highly recommended.



-Oliver



Who Killed Health Care?: America's $2 Trillion Medical Problem - and the Consumer-Driven Cure

See:… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 24, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New $75,000 Funding Opportunity Announced by MedTechIQ member, Dr. Timothy Gerrity

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Colleagues,



MedTechIQ Member, Dr Timothy Gerrity, announces a new Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology (CCAT) Solicitation.



The CCAT at California State University San Bernardino will fund new opportunities to support commercialization of advanced military health technologies. The CCAT will accept applications from industry, academic research organizations, and government laboratories beginning Wednesday,… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 24, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

ITSI-Biosciences Gets SBIR Award

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Congratulations to MedTechIQ member, Dr Richard Somiari, CEO, ITSI Biosciences. ITSI-Biosciences has received a SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) award from the National Cancer Institute to support the firm’s ongoing breast cancer biomarker program. The Johnstown, Pa.-based firm is developing a biomarker-based blood test to detect and classify breast malignancies.



Read on at Genome Web Daily News...:… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 23, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

"Career Development in Bioengineering and Biotechnology ", Dr Luis Kun, PhD, MedTechIQ Member, Editor!

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MedTechIQ member, Dr Luis Kun, Ph.D., with Co-Editors, Guruprasad Madhavan and Barbara Oakley, has just published thru Springer Press..."Career Development in Bioengineering and Biotechnology ".



Institute Professor Dr. Robert Langer, Millennium Technology Prize and U.S. National Medal of Science Laureate from MIT notes in his foreword: "This book provides a wealth of information and should serve as an excellent… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 23, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

By MedTechIQ Member, Dr Eric Noji, MD, Updated Spanish Version:"Public Health Consequences of Disasters" by Noji & Rivas

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New Publications from PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) /WHO (World Health Organization)



"The Consequences of Disasters on Public Health", co-authored by MedTechIQ member Eric K. Noji, MD, was originally published by Oxford University Press in 1999 and is the most widely used educational textbook on disasters. PAHO has just published an updated Spanish version of this important work...



"Impacto de los Desastres en la… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 23, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Transition Watch - Plum IT jobs in Obama administration

A message from Clymer.."CC"..Conrad Clyburn to all members of Bio-Medical Informatics on MedTechIQ!



Colleagues.



This went out to the Biomedical Informatics Group a couple of days ago and I thought you might find it interesting also...



Government Computer News reports...The Obama administration will need to fill more than 300 presidentially appointed technology positions, with 21 of them being chief information officers, NextGov reports.



The jobs… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 22, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Maryland, Virginia rank high as 'New Economy' states

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Washington Business Journal reports...Maryland is among the top five states in its progress advancing toward the “New Economy” — one based on innovation, creativity and technology — according to a study.



Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey top The 2008 State New Economy Index, released Tuesday by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Virginia was No. 7 on the list this year. D.C.… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 20, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

California HealthCare Foundation Publishes Report on 10 Telehealth Pioneers

Colleagues,



Excellent overview report on telehealth from California HealthCare Foundation. Features 10 Innovators in the field, including MedTechIQ members:



Pramod Gaur, President HealthAnywhere

Joe Kvedar, Co-Founder, Director, Center for Connected Health

Jay Sanders, Founder, CEO, The Global Telemedicine Group



Already transmitted to the "Telemedicine Group".



Read on, at pdf link:… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 20, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Moving Into The Fast-Lane

Graphics chip developer, Nvidia, announced a new offering it describes as a "Personal Super Computing" architecture, based on its proprietary 'Tesla' product. This technology promises to provide extraordinary "horsepower" right to the user desktop. AMD and Intel are developing similar techologies… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on November 19, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Getting Personal (Continued)

Partners Healthcare System in Boston provides yet another study analyzing the costs, and associated savings derived from interoperable Personal Health Records (PHR). The entire CITL report is available for viewing or download. Momentum is building

Added by Clymer/JR on November 17, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Google Polishes Apple

NY Times reports that Google™ has provided Apple's™ iPhone with the first available voice recognition application for its search engine on mobile devices. Though surprisingly not released initially on its own Android™ platform, it can only be a matter of time before more cell users will be able to execute Google voice queries. VERY, VERY COOL!!!

Added by Clymer/JR on November 17, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Report: Personalized Health Care: Pioneers, Partnerships, Progress (November 2008)

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Colleagues,



In one of the last major reports of President's Bush's administration on healthcare, a new report is available for download at: http://www.hhs.gov/myhealthcare/news/phc_2008_report.pdf



The report focuses on a sampling of activities that are now

underway in the private and academic health care sectors toward integrating

personalized health care into clinical practice. This includes efforts to employ… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 17, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Cleveland Clinic Announces Top 10 Medical Technologies for 2009

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Colleagues,



As reported in Cleveland Plain Dealer...Cleveland Clinic announced Top 10 high impact medical technologies for 2009. They are:



10. National health information exchange: Comprehensive system for electronic health records linking patients, doctors, hospitals, and payers.



9. Doppler-guided uterine artery occlusion: Experimental procedures that use things like tiny plugs and sound waves to starve fibroid… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 14, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

New Recommended Books at MedTechIQ

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Colleagues,



New books recommended at MedTechIQ! http://medtechiq.ning.com/



- "Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything", by Hal Sirkin, Jim Hemerling, and Arindam Bhattacharya.



Sirkin, Hemerling and Bhattacharya argue that "Globality" is the next stage of globalization in which emerging-market companies, having rapidly absorbed the lessons of "Incumbent" businesses in North America, Europe… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 9, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

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