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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

To Your Health

For those who haven't seen a Personal Health Record (PHR) service up close, I'd recommend a tour of Google Health. Along with Aetna & Microsoft, they have invested significant resources towards e-personalization of health care delivery. Scores of other ventures exist, as well, in this rapidly expanding space. Read all about it!

Added by Clymer/JR on October 29, 2008 at 10:40am — No Comments

Windows on a Cloud

If you thought the "cloudy" skies were getting crowded, make way for Microsoft. The company announced that it is introducing Windows Azure, a web based services platform that will reside on its distributed data centers, and will be available in CY'09. Read a preliminary… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 28, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Causing a Stir

In an insightful analysis, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) highlights what they call 7 disruptive digital technologies that will shape business for decades to come. eWeek provides a thought-provoking synopsis of this important work.

Added by Clymer/JR on October 27, 2008 at 11:47am — No Comments

Aetna Gets Personal

Aetna has been developing an in-house Personal Health Record (PHR). Today, it announced a collaboration with Microsoft, allowing Aetna members to transfer the information in their Aetna CareEngine®-powered record directly to Microsoft HealthVault, a security-enhanced, Web-based… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 27, 2008 at 11:26am — No Comments

Android Fully Exposed

One day in advance of the release of the T-Mobile G-1 phone, Google has divulged the complete Android platform source code via its participation in the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). Details are included in an eWeek article. Also read about Androids… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 23, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

"Big Thinker" Webinar, Thursday, 23 October 2008 - MedTechIQ & The Brain

Colleagues,



The Brain Technologies, Inc. "Big Thinker" Webinar featuring the MedTechIQ social network went well earlier today. Please see the link to the press release at:



http://www.prweb.com/releases/medtechiq/thebrain/prweb1515374.htm







For those interested in learning more about MedTechIQ...a Webspace for Creating, Discovering, Managing & Sharing Information on Medical Technology...the "Big Thinker" Webinar will be available online shortly… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 23, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

T2Biosystems Announces Strategic Investment with In-Q-Tel

As reported in BioSpace, T2 Biosystems, Inc., a company developing the first portable medical diagnostic products which combine nanotechnology and miniaturized magnetic resonance (MR) technology, today announced a strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm. T2 Biosystems’ technology has been validated in multiple published journal articles and has shown to accurately analyze viruses, bacteria, proteins, hormones, DNA, small… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 18, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Risk Capital Co-op Explores New Model of Early Stage Funding

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Interesting article describing a Seattle based hybrid fund - cross between an Angel network and Early Stage VC. Appears they are deftly targeting an underserved niche.



In challenging times, may be a strategy with some long term merit. LP risk is limited. Ideal, perhaps, for med tech start-ups emerging from labs in regional clusters where Risk Capital is relatively scarce, but Medical Technology is excellent, i.e., National Capital Area (MD/DC/VA), Ohio… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 16, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Build a Better Health Care System & Win $10 Million

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Interesting article posted in the Wall Street Journal Blog, http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2008/10/15/build-a-better-health-care-system-win-10-million/#comment-323079. It appears that the X PRIZE Foundation, the nation’s pre-eminent philanthropic organization focused on innovation through competition & the WellPoint Foundation, are initiating a $10 million bounty to generate new mechanisms to address the health care system… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 16, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Size Matters

Talk about infinitely scalable. Brookhaven Labs has partnered with other worldwide computing centers to form a consortium, the World's Largest Computing Grid (WLCG). Read all about it.

Added by Clymer/JR on October 16, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Cybersecurity Research Initiative

The government officially has begun to formulate a national R&D agenda for “game-changing ideas" as part of the multiyear, multibillion-dollar, governmentwide effort to secure cyberspace through the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI). The NSF released today a 'Request for Information' (RFI) which officially launches the program to the public.

Added by Clymer/JR on October 16, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Hospitals outsource teleradiology services to India

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FYI. See article from Washington Post transmitted to MedTechIQ "Imaging" Group.

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Hospitals around the world, including some in the U.S., are outsourcing teleradiology services to Bangalore, India, because the city offers lower costs and convenience for institutions facing a shortage of radiologists. Some experts said medical services that do not need direct interaction with… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 15, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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

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