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Obama Lashes Back at Insurance Industry Over Opposition to Health Plan

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By PETER BAKER

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

The MedTech-IQ Top 20 ... Videos

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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 - WSJ.com

Source: online.wsj.com
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

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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 www.SelfhelpMagazine.com 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

New Features @ MedTech-IQ!

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In the continuing quest to bring you the 3C's of "Content, Community & Collaboration" in advanced medical technology, we offer the following new Web 2.0 features...



- Check out EVRI: New from Microsoft Founder Paul Allen and Vulcan Capital we bring you EVRI, a semantic web and natural language processing system that automatically analyzes MedTech-IQ blog posts and forms meaningful connections to additional information on the Web, including… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 12, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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

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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

Telemedicine Market To Reach $3.6B in Annual Revenue, Report Says

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Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 10, 2009 at 12:57pm — 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:
http://tinyurl.com/ya2xyqo


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

"Meaningful" Progress Toward Electronic Health Information Exchange

A Message from Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology



I recently reported on our announcement of State Health Information Technology Grants and grants to establish Health Information Technology Regional Extension Centers, as authorized under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act).



Today I want to discuss the… Continue

Added by Bari Shein on October 2, 2009 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Dell, Perot Merger Could Impact HIT

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Reiboldt Comments on Dell, Perot Merger and Impact on HIT



Posted: 24 Sep 2009 09:12 AM PDT



Coker Capital Advisors’ Vice President, Mark Reiboldt, was quoted this week in an article by John Commins for HealthLeaders Media. Click here to read the entire news item.



Dell, Perot Merger Could Impact HIT

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 23, 2009



Dell’s… Continue

Added by Bari Shein on September 29, 2009 at 7:08pm — No Comments

CIMIT Innovation Congress 2009 ... 27-28 October ... 5 Confirmed Keynotes ...

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The CIMIT (Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology) Innovation Congress is the premier event catalyzing innovations in medical device technology. It's the only place where academia, government, industry, and the military convene to learn and network with national leaders who are shaping tomorrow's healthcare solutions.



CIMIT is a non-profit consortium of connecting the problem-rich environment of Boston teaching hospitals with the… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 29, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Emerging M&A activities in eHealth Industry

Dear All,

Does anybody have information on ongoing and emerging eHealth merger and acquisition within the IT industry and related others?

Added by Adesina Iluyemi on September 28, 2009 at 12:31pm — No Comments

California Healthcare Institute (CHI) Podcast Helps Entrepreneurs Find New Sources of Funding ... Features MedTech-IQ, Co-Founder, Conrad Clyburn

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I recently had an opportunity to participate in a podcast produced by the California Healthcare Institute (CHI). CHI is an independent organization devoted to researching and advocating policy to forward the interests of California’s biomedical community. CHI has built a membership of over 250 leading biomedical companies, academic and research institutions and companies involved in supporting the biomedical community. See links below to the podcast, information on CHI,… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 28, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Learning about Health Care Today

With all of the Heart surgery and Travel medical insurance being talked about today, there are many Lab tests that are ordered which means a lot of Lab draws along with newly researched information. Our local companies are trying to be in the forefront to educate our patients in many of these frontline… Continue

Added by Lee W. on September 27, 2009 at 11:53pm — 1 Comment

Healthcare Boards of Directors: Realizing Returns on Information Technology Investments

We live in a culture that predicates what’s important on its ability to generate a healthy return on investment. It’s highly likely that if we can predict the return, and if it’s great, the investment however large pays for itself. In terms of business, generating profit is the bottom line. In order to understand an organization, you must understand its parts and how they coexist. Within that hierarchy, every one must be comfortable in their own realm to make the whole… Continue

Added by Dr Clarence Nixon on September 25, 2009 at 9:25pm — 2 Comments

Free 1 Year Subscription to Website Magazine

This was forwarded to me yesterday, and I thought I would share this with all of my friends since most of you have a website of your own. This is the top magazine for people with a website, and they are giving away subscriptions to boost their readership. The free subscription is the one on the right side of the web page below:



http://tinyurl.com/yeaqe7o



Feel free to pass it along to your friends… Continue

Added by Trinity Cook on September 25, 2009 at 2:59pm — No Comments

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