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December 2008 Blog Posts (46)

250k+ in Medical Equipment Delivered to Rural Clinics in the Philippines











































(photo)- Medical staff at the Ateneo de Zamboanga University School of Medicine unloading supplies provided through a cooperative effort of HELP, Kingtsbridge International and US PACOM Forces.





Payson, Arizona. January 6, 2009:… Continue

Added by Randy Roberson on December 29, 2008 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Job opportunity for PhD, MD or equivalent with DOD/VA Dataset Experience - Washington DC Area.

Colleagues,



...Another job opportunity from the MedTechIQ on Linkedin group...



From Mike Snedecor, MD, MPH

Snedecor Healthcare Consulting, LLC



Job opportunity for PhD, MD or equivalent with extensive skill with longitudinal health datasets, preferably in the DoD or VA system. Washington DC area.



A colleague's company is looking to hire a full-time manager to work at the VA. Ideally, they would like a someone with health related experience in the… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 29, 2008 at 10:18am — No Comments

Strengthening Biodefense Internationally: Illusion & Reality

Colleagues,



See compelling article attached from Marc L. Ostfield, PhD, Senior Advisor for Bioterrorism, Biodefense, and Health Security, U.S. Department of State, Office of International Health and Biodefense. Though the views he expresses in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. government, they are clearly insightful, well articulated and important for the MedTechIQ international audience to consider.… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 29, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

New Member Update & Joyful Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa & Eid Season (Part 2)

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



More new members...



Academia:

Daniel Gottlieb: Neurological rehabilitation & neurology



Ankur Mittal: Consulting - Indian CRO Directory & Industry Tracker



Ye Yue: Medical training



Raymond T. Terrry, Sr., Ph.D: Delivery & Health Systems/Policy Development



Jim Hammond: Telemedicine, Network Topology, Medical Monitoring, TelePsychiatry, UTMB - Electronic… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 24, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

New Member Update & Joyful Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa & Eid Season (Part 1)

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



December is a joyous time for people of all faiths...Happy Holidays all!



In the spirit of the season, lets welcome these new members of the MedTechIQ community...





Academia/Non-Profit:



Babs Soller: Patient monitoring, near infrared spectroscopy, tissue perfusion



David Devore: R&D management, including industrial and academic virtual network organizations; polymer, colloid… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 24, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

eGov (For Real???)

The new Obama administration used Web2.0 with great success during the presidential campaign, and has committed to utilizing this social infrastructure to enhance the value of eGov. A report analyzes the incumbent hurdles (many of which are cultural rather than technical) to achieve this laudable goal.

Added by Clymer/JR on December 23, 2008 at 12:44pm — No Comments

President-Elect Obama names Holdren, Varmus, Lander and Lubchenco to Key Scientific Posts

Colleagues,



As reported in Scientific American...President-elect Barack Obama recently named more top science advisors. John Holdren, a 64-year-old physicist and environmental policy professor at Harvard, will be his chief science adviser, as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology. Obama also named chairs of the Presidential Council of Advisers on Science and Technology: Nobel Prize winner Harold Varmus and biologist Eric Lander, who heads the Broad Institute, a… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 23, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Healthcare Reform and Connected Health - Your input requested by Dec 31st

Colleagues,



See following post from MedTechIQ member, Dr Joseph Kvedar, Director, Center for Connected Health...



"...there is a possibility that disproportionate emphasis will be placed on increasing access to care through universal coverage and to traditional health information technology, or electronic medical records (EMRs)... I’d… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 23, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Indian CRO Directory & Industry Tracker

Greetings!



Wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.



I have prepared first ever & one-of-its-own-kind Directory of Indian Contract Research Organizations for anyone who is associated with Life Sciences Industry.



This is hugely successful piece of work and more than 500 copies have already been sold worldwide. If you want to enhance your business opportunities and want to know what constitutes of Indian CRO Industry, what all factors and strategies… Continue

Added by Ankur Mittal on December 22, 2008 at 10:59am — 3 Comments

Connectivity

Connecting the Dots: A Dynamic Evolving Vision

Published March 2003 in the CAPG.org newsletter





Knowledge is powerful medicine. It reduces healthcare costs and improves the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of care delivered.



Patients and their caregivers are empowered by using new communication technologies so as to improve their access to health knowledge (and even wisdom), self-care, decision support, referral, consultation and triage… Continue

Added by Ronald J. Pion MD on December 19, 2008 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Institute of Med (IOM): U.S. Commitment to Global Health - Recommendations for New Administration

Colleagues,



As just released by IOM...GLOBAL HEALTH SHOULD BE KEY COMPONENT OF U.S. FOREIGN POLICY...The U.S. should significantly intensify its commitment to global health in the next four years by increasing funding and placing greater importance on health when setting overall U.S. foreign policy, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine written to inform the incoming administration's future policies. To achieve this level of commitment, a White House Interagency Committee… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 17, 2008 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Final Call: World's Best Technology (WBT) Showcase - Technology Submissions, December 22

There is still time to submit a company or technology for the upcoming WBTshowcase. This elite national event showcases prescreened, cutting-edge, first-to-market companies and technologies emanating from the private sector, top universities, federal labs, agencies and research institutions, to an audience of the world's leading seed investors, venture capitalists and Fortune 1000 licensing experts.



There is No Cost to Apply and a $595 registration fee for those selected to… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 17, 2008 at 9:39am — No Comments

Telerehab and Tele Physiotherapy

My name is Eli Doron. I have 30 years of technical and management experience in Hi-tech including a NASDAQ company I have founded 16 years ago.

I'm now in a process to start a new venture that will enable neurological and Orthopedic patients who need home exercise to do so at home with the ability to monitor and give real time feedback. It is aimed to be part of a physiotherapy treatment and not a replacement.



One of the issues I face is the lack of "service providers" who can… Continue

Added by Eli Doron on December 17, 2008 at 1:55am — 3 Comments

WHO Essential Health Technologies and the Global Healthcare Workforce Crisis

I am not yet sure of the breadth of experience of the group on International Health and Humanitarian Assistance so please forgive me if you are all aware of these two sites and their main issues:

http://www.who.int/eht/en/

http://www.who.int/workforcealliance/en/



If anyone is not, they are worth taking a long look at. The first outlines the WHO efforts in supporting the development and integration of new technology in the healthcare systems of the developing world. There… Continue

Added by Adrian on December 16, 2008 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Connecting Gobal Health to the Creation of Sustainable Enterprises

For the past several years, I have been working with clinicians, engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurial leaders to better understand how we can develop new technologies for rural and poor communities that combine improvements in public health and health care with new entrepreurial ventures that also advance economic development in those communities.



Today, Madeline Drexler wrote a nicely balanced piece in the New York Times (Looking Under the Hood and Seeing an Incubator By… Continue

Added by Jonathan Rosen on December 16, 2008 at 9:53am — 3 Comments

Job Listing: Project Manager (PM) position to plan and manage the delivery of business solutions

Title: Project Manager



Reports to: President and Chief Scientific Officer.



Based at: Health Analytics, LLC , Columbia, MD



Job purpose:



The primary purpose of the Project Manager (PM) position is to plan and manage the delivery of business solutions in the form of client project completion. This includes project planning, estimating, execution, implementation and ongoing support. Individual will work closely with the CSO to ensure the efficiency and… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 14, 2008 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Telemedicine Business start-up

At 6:27pm on December 13, 2008, Mark Stern, MD, MBA said… I recently joined MedTechIQ. My name is Mark Stern. I am an emergency medicine physician for >20 years and also have an MBA from Michigan. I recently put together a Business plan for Telemedicine, specifically for ICU's in rural hospitals in the U.S. but am also interested on utilizing this technique on a global basis. There are obviously many additional areas that this technology can and will be utilized in the near future. I am… Continue

Added by Mark Stern, MD, MBA on December 14, 2008 at 12:18pm — 3 Comments

Metamodern

Eric Drexler, nanotechnology guru, has just started a new blog on all things nano at metamodern.com. You may want to check it out.

John Garrett

Added by John Garrett on December 14, 2008 at 10:15am — 2 Comments

Seeking Combination of Intelligent Antenna Technology for TD-SCDMA System and MIMO (#N-1)

Colleagues,



Please see newly posted Technology Search



Search Title: Combination of Intelligent Antenna Technology for TD-SCDMA System and MIMO

Search #: N-1

Issue Date:14 Dec 2008



"NextTechs" Technology or Patent Search Program Description



Overview



NextTechs is looking for technologies that will help evolve the current intelligent antenna… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 14, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

Next NIH Director Faces Budget Issues ... Health Agency Has Seen Funding Stall

Colleagues,



As reported in today's Washington Post...The director of the National Institutes of Health may be the least political of a president's political appointments.



The director's job is not to promote administration priorities -- in fact, it's the opposite. The chief, if unwritten, task is to keep the president and Congress from meddling with the agency.



The NIH this fiscal year will spend just under $29.5 billion on basic and applied medical research.… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 13, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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