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Federal Agency - HRSA - Awards $18.9M in Grants for EHRs & Health IT

HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $18.9 million in grants to help 25 organizations implement electronic health records and other health IT, Government Health IT reports.

HRSA officials said the grants will help meet the Bush administration's goal for most U.S. residents to have EHRs by 2014.

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 15, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Cloudy Future for Amazon

Amazon, with its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), has become arguably the pre-eminent player in the emerging "Cloud Computing" space. See this excellent overview describing the approach Amazon is taking.

Added by Clymer/JR on October 15, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

"They're H-eeee-re"

Apple finally released its new line of laptop computers. Rumors of "Blue-ray" drive and $800 Macs were baseless; after announcement, the stock market was clearly disappointed, and punished equity shares. The price on entry-level… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 15, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

DoD "Opens" Up

Under the auspices of its Chief Information Officer, the DoD will shortly release an important department-wide memorandum clarifying policy on open-source as part of 'acceptable' DoD software. Though the details have not been divulged, the essence of the new guidelines have been released. See article for more specifics.

Added by Clymer/JR on October 15, 2008 at 10:39am — No Comments

Americans Expect Companies to Have Social-Media Presence

An overwhelming majority (93 percent) of online Americans say companies should have a social-media presence, and 85 percent believe these companies also should be interacting with consumers through social media, according to research from Cone, writes MarketingCharts.

The 2008 Cone Business in Social Media Study also reveals the depth and breadth of social media interaction with… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 14, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Androids by the Millions

The dust is settling, and it appears that the new Google "Android" phones are the real deal. Read an excellent/comprehensive review in eWeek. The milieu is similar to the frenzy seen with the iPhone release. 1.5 million pre-orders have been placed;… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 14, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Apple (Computer)?

Remember when Apple was Apple Computer? I don't know if I'm the only member of this network who has speculated on when Apple would finally shake up it's laptop line, which apart from "Air", has really grown long-in-the-tooth. For those of you who follow these things, today is the day. The rumor mills have been ripe with anticipation over 'breakout' vs incremental change.… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 14, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Microsoft Seeing the Light?

Interesting article on Microsoft release of Silverlight 2, compatible with 'Rich Internet Application", an open-sourced platform for developing media content. The company provides free developer access under a 'Microsoft Permissive License'. Might we see more open-sourced releases from Microsoft in the future???

Added by Clymer/JR on October 14, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Microsoft Partners in Genetic Research

Interesting article describing new Scripps Health Service research project, involving 'genetic scanning' of 10,000 volunteers with 20 year follow-up. Partners include Microsoft, Affymetrix, and Navigenics. In addition to ethical… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 13, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Telemedicine Project Targets Rural Areas in Northern Pakistan



The State Department, IBM and other public and private organizations have launched a telemedicine project to treat patients in remote, medically underserved areas of Northern Pakistan, Government Health IT reports.

The Pakistan Telemedicine Project uses wireless broadband technology, video-conferencing and the Internet to connect the project's central coordinating facility at the Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi with a hospital in Attock District… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 11, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Google and Apple: In the Clouds

Thought-provoking article from HowStuffWorks that explains in simple terms the evolution of cloud computing, and the derivative implications for a global thin-client architecture. The author also dreams of the perfect marriage between Google and Apple, and how that union would influence the future of "clouds". BTW, Check out HowStuffWorks on the WWW; it's a real FUN site!!!

Added by Clymer/JR on October 11, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Mike Russell's (@planetrussell) Feed

Added by Michael J. Russell on October 8, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Android Impacts iPhone

WOW! Even faster than expected, Google's open mobile architecture (Android), has shaken the folks at Apple who must see these new devices as the first real threat to iPhone hegemony in this market space. Apple just announced that it is dropping its NDA requirements for developers of already released iPhone software ... a bit confusing and I grant still a way from a completely open architecture, but every step counts. Let a thousand flowers grow. See… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 8, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Android Orders Exceed Expectations

eWeek reports on greater than anticipated T-Mobile orders for its Google Android phone available on 22Oct08 with pre-order. Rumors circulate that the $179 cost (guaranteed only through 22Oct08) will rise to ~ $400. See video from T-Mobile and Google founders… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 8, 2008 at 10:29am — No Comments

Google Android Is Here

My bona fides:

1) I'm a technophile, not a technologist

2) I have had a love-hate relationship with Apple™, going back to 1987. Be it the PowerBook, the iPod, or the iPhone, Apple's entry into a market-space is not merely a game changer, but more elemental, a market "definer". The Apple user experience is truly nonpareil. That said, the company has historically been driven by proprietary closed systems that inhibit/punish any collaboration from "unapproved" sources.

3) I… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 3, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Betting on Clouds

eWeek has a good review of the status of cloud computing as an enterprise solution for business and government. A second article addresses the timing of Clouds in dominating the IT landscape. Cloud providers abound including… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 3, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Washington Center for Complexity and Public Policy

Check out the Washington Center for Complexity & Public Policy Their raison d'etre is explained as follows:

In the last thirty years a major revolution has occurred in the scientific understanding of complex systems—systems where the components are strongly interrelated, self-organizing and dynamic whether biological, ecological, technical or social—and complexity science represents a new interdisciplinary approach to studying these types of… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 2, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Wal-Mart Offers Employees Personal Health Records

iHealthBeat reports that Wal-Mart is offering some of its employees personal health records using technology from WebMD Health and Dossia, an employer coalition. Wal-Mart is one of eight companies involved in Dossia. This could be an interesting development on the tail of the GoogleHealth, Microsoft HealthVault & Aetna PHR launches. Are we approaching a tipping point?

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 2, 2008 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Top 15 Universities That Turn Research Into Revenue (Forbes)

Excellent Forbes article on what universities are monetizing their research & how. Forbes extracts data from the recent AUTM (Association of University Technology Managers) 2006 report on what universities are most successfully translating academic discovery to market. Your comments?

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 1, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New Links & Members

A message to all members of MedTechIQ


- As recommended by MedTechIQ members, Chuck Doarn, Editor In Chief, Telemedicine & eHealth Journal and Peter Yellowlees, Deputy Editor, MedScape Journal of Medicine, we've established direct links to those publications. We have also established a link to MedTechIQ member, Bertalan "Berci" Mesko's, excellent medical bolg - ScienceRoll.

- We have also been favored by the joining of a number of interesting… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 1, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

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