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 —
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 —
Added by Michael J. Russell on October 8, 2008 at 11:30am —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
A message to all members of MedTechIQ
- As noted earlier, I will take the liberty from time to time to update you on the some of the "New Members" who have joined us & "News You Can Use".
- "New Members":
* Charles Doarn, Co-Editor In Chief, Telemedicine and e-Health Journal
* Joan Dzenowagis, Health Internetworking, World Health Organization
* Marc Holland, Research Director, Health Industry Insights
* Dale Alverson, Medical… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 27, 2008 at 6:00am —
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded more than $15 million over five years to the University to support the new Chicago Center for Systems Biology.
Researchers will study how networks of genes work together to enable cells and organisms to respond to environmental and genetic change.
The center also represents collaboration among researchers at Chicago-area universities— University of Illinois at… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 25, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Latest on Google's upcoming Android
release. More details
Added by Clymer/JR on September 23, 2008 at 2:00pm —
This week Don Tapscott addressed the Swift International Banking Operations Seminar
(SIBOS'08) in Vienna, Austria. He focused on the current liquidity crisis through the prism of Wikinomics 101
. Also read his press release
. Timely and… Continue
Added by Clymer/JR on September 23, 2008 at 12:30pm —
41% of 500 companies surveyed by the IT consultancy Avanade
, say social media has the potential to transform their customer relationships, improve their reputations and increase sales.
According to the report, companies around the globe said that:
o Social media technologies have the potential to transform the way companies build and manage relationships… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 21, 2008 at 3:40pm —
reports that Maryland is gearing up to launch a new agency for its life-sciences economic-development effort early next year — part of a series of industry-building moves that include a reorganization announced last week for the existing department charged with job attraction and retention. Early last year, shortly after taking office, Governor Martin O’Malley and state lawmakers agreed to create the… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 17, 2008 at 7:57am —
A recent survey
confirms the growing use of Epocrates
as an Apple iPhone add-on, having become popular not only among healthcare providers, but the general public as well. This would appear to bode well for personalized medicine
, and the inchoate PHR (Personal… Continue
Added by Clymer/JR on September 16, 2008 at 5:00pm —
On 26Aug2008, the Brookings Insitutution published its ratings
of eGov sites employed by federal and state entities. Another recent report
analyzes the currency of worlwide government use of the internet. Among many Brookings observations, I'd highlight the following:
Despite the great promise of technological advancement,… Continue
Added by Clymer/JR on September 16, 2008 at 10:00am —
What kinds of policies can improve the performance of U.S. innovation? In a new BusinessWeek
article & video interview by Michael Mandel, the magazines Chief Economist, he reports that an increasing number of experts & policy makers believe its time for new ideas. Some suggest giving companies credit on their tax returns for 40% of the money… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 16, 2008 at 2:00am —