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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

Colleagues,



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)

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



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

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



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

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



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

African Healthcare Projects

Today’s cell phones have the camera resolution, screen size and computing speed to become health care power tools.



Colleagues,



As reported in today's Government Health IT,



The cell phone might be the most significant information technology for improving health care since e-mail. The evidence is everywhere. In Botswana and Malawi, the Africa Teledermatology Project uses cameras and laptop PCs to capture and send images of patients to specialists in other African… Continue

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

U.S. Defense Department puts $400M in research

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



As reported in today's Washington Business Journal, the Department of Defense will invest an additional $400 million over the next five years to support basic research at academic institutions.



Initial research funding will focus on challenges like counter weapons of mass destruction, network sciences, energy and power management, quantum information sciences, human sciences, science of autonomy, information… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 7, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Microsoft "Sparks"

Microsoft has announced a new program, BizSpark, creating incentives to start-up companies willing to use Microsoft technologies. Read about this new approach, as the software giant becomes more "open".

Added by Clymer/JR on November 6, 2008 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Google Health

Following the recent Health 2.0 Conference, Roni Ziegler, Google Health product manager was interviewed, and provided an interesting perspective, coming from the software giant. She cautiously admitted that Google wants to "tamp down expectations that the Internet search leader might be able to cure all that ails health care". There's clearly much more still to follow in the… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on November 4, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

GE & Orlando diagnostics firm ink $16M African deal

Basil,



This went out to the International group this morning.



The Orlando Business Journal reports that Amber Diagnostics landed a contract worth $16 million to provide new General Electric Healthcare diagnostic equipment to a hospital chain in the Republic of Cameroon — a deal that will result in 15 new local jobs and 25 in Africa.



See:… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 3, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Chrome Shines

If the browser market needed a new entry, it's getting it with Google Chrome. Even though it's only in a beta-configuration, and has yet to provide a Mac version, to date it already accounts for 1% of the market. Read all about it: Chrome1,… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on November 3, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Around The Bend

From memristors to USB3 to a Google OS, PC World has a good article on 15 of the "next big things". Enjoyable read!

Added by Clymer/JR on November 3, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Vish Abhyankar & CrowdSourcing - There from the Beginning!

Fascinating story from Vish Abhyankar, (MedTechIQ member). Recently, CIMIT (Center for Integrating Medicine & Innovative Technology) had a panel discussion in Boston on the use of "Social Networking" to facilitate medical innovation & e-consultation. The panel included InnoCentive, The Big Idea Group & Dr Julian Goldman (MedTechIQ member). I quickly learned that Vish has been there from the beginning. Read… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 3, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Member Update

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



- New Members:

* MedTechIQ continues to grow, now exceeding over 200 members. New members include:

- CEO/CTOs: Jerry Heneghan, Mike Dempsey, Tracy Rausch, Howard Champion, Roberto Gonzales, Rob Ufford

- Subject Matter Experts: Ryan Bardsley, Lawrence McBean, Teigh, Fred Chen, Kimothy Smith, Luis Kun, Kevin Hannah, John Falty, Joseph Kvedar and Chris Johnson

- Intermediaries (VC, Marketing, Business… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 2, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Hard Times?...Tools to Optimize Business & Personal Budgets - CNN Money

CNN Money reports - Struggling to keep your finances straight? These 7 new technologies can help business owners compare credit cards, analyze budgets and get funding.

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 31, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Low Hanging Fruit

Much has been made in the last few years about the need for unique patient identifiers (UPI) as a means of reducing medical errors, and enhancing transactional efficiency. Far from a "solution seeking a problem", this simply requires consensus, and standardization. A just released Rand study "Identity Crisis" makes the case that up-front… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 29, 2008 at 11:03am — No Comments

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