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Into the Abyss, Into the Light: Innovation at a crossroads in America

Colleagues,



A message from Rohit Shukla, CEO, Larta Institute & MedTechIQ member, in LARTA VOX...To subscribe to LARTA Vox: http://www.larta.org/VOX/SubscribeToVOX.aspx

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Things are not as bad as they seem, nor as good as they should be.



By Rohit K. Shukla, CEO, Larta Institute



Much of our collective energy has gone into discussing, arguing about, fretting and… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 7, 2009 at 7:51pm — 1 Comment

Google & IBM launches Google Health, where users can manage their medical history information and connect to their medical devices

Google Health is a site where users can store and track information about their medical history, and connect to and stream data from medical devices. In demonstrations, IBM and Google fitted Wi-Fi radios to gadgets like heart rate monitors, blood pressure cuffs, scales and blood-sugar measurement meters, allowing the devices to communicate with a PC and feed real-time medical information directly into Google's online records.

Hooking up those devices to the Web, IBM argues, will offer a… Continue

Added by Viil on February 5, 2009 at 2:31am — No Comments

$20B for the EHR in the current congressional appropriations bill cut to $5B

Probably just of passing interest to those interested in clinical informatics...

Gerry Higgins
Chief Innovation Officer
MedStar Health

Added by Gerry Higgins on February 4, 2009 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Natural orifice surgery--kidney removed through vagina

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7867837.stm

Added by Greg on February 4, 2009 at 11:33am — No Comments

$252 million - Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance (NS CTA)

Colleagues,



There is a significant funding opportunity to bring to your attention.





1. Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance (NS CTA)

U.S. Army Research Laboratory.



Basic information is as follows:

- Estimated Total Program Funding: $252,000,000 (ceiling)

- Programmed Funding: $162,000,000

- Title#: W911NF-08-R-0013

- Initial Proposals due: 23 February 2009

- Evaluation and Negotiations: March-May 2009

- Final… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 2, 2009 at 11:35pm — No Comments

January 2009 OnBioVC | Life Science Venture Capital Trend Analysis Now Available

Colleagues,



Hot off the press! The January 2009 OnBioVC | Trend Analysis study is now available for download (HERE). The free .pdf works hand-in-hand with OnBioVC.com to identify what entities have received funding, where they are located, what technologies and indications are attracting investment and who provided the funding, the data is then aggregated and base-lined against prior… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 2, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Hospitals of the Future: Technology Innovation vs. Business Model Innovation

Listed below are excerpts from yesterday's NYTimes article: Disruptive Innovation, Applied to Health Care.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/01/business/01unbox.html?partner=rss&emc=rss





Successful business models are moving more toward pay for wellness vs. pay for acute or chronic treatments. It's not going to be "The Hospital of the Future", more likely, "the patient-centric… Continue

Added by Lance M. on February 2, 2009 at 2:45pm — No Comments

A long but thoughtful essay on 'fixing' the ship, or rather flotilla, of US Healthcare

Atul Gawande writes in the New Yorker:



American health care is an appallingly patched-together ship, with rotting timbers, water leaking in, mercenaries on board, and fifteen per cent of the passengers thrown over the rails just to keep it afloat. But hundreds of millions of people depend on it. The system provides more than thirty-five million hospital stays a year, sixty-four million surgical procedures, nine hundred million office visits, three and a half billion prescriptions. It… Continue

Added by Greg on February 2, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Letter from the Center for Connected Health to the MedTechIQ Community

From: Kvedar, Joseph Charles,M.D.



To: cc@clymergroup.com



Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 2:47 PM



Subject: Recommendations Sent to Obama Healthcare Team





Dear Conrad,



President Obama and Secretary of Health and Human Services Nominee Tom Daschle asked Americans – and we delivered – to give feedback and recommendations on ways to improve quality and expand access to care.



Per my earlier email, in late 2008, I hosted an… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 26, 2009 at 9:19pm — No Comments

"Obama’s Techonomics Program”...Call-In Today, Sponsored by Capital Formation Institute (CFI)

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



Just a reminder, MedTechIQ member, Dan Louague, and his Capital Formation Institute (CFI) will be hosting a free teleconference today!...



"Obama’s Techonomics Program”



Call-in number: 712-941-0216

Passcode: 371073 #

Date:Wednesday, January 21, 2008

Times:

9:00 am Hawaii

10:00 am Alaska

11:00 am Pacific

12:00 noon Mountain

1:00 pm Central

2:00 pm… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 21, 2009 at 10:31am — No Comments

Social networking sites becoming more popular among adults

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



As reported in the Pacific Business News...A new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds more people are embracing social networking, but those Web sites remain most popular among the young.



Roughly three-quarters of U.S. adults go online, and 35 percent of those use social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn, according to the report. Only 8 percent of adult Web users… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 17, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

LA Times Interview with Obama Social Networking Guru...Scott Goodstein

President-elect Barack Obama is expected to name the nation’s first-ever federal chief technology officer sometime soon. It’s not surprising that Obama plans a major emphasis on technology. His presidential campaign relied heavily on the latest forms of communication -– Internet Social Networks and Text-Messaging -– to organize volunteers, raise funds and get voters to the polls. Scott Goodstein ran the mobile communications for the president-elect's campaign. While most of this article focuses… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 9, 2009 at 3:55pm — No Comments

New Member Update - Happy New Year! (Part 2)

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



Please welcome the following new Members of the MedTechIQ community...





Academia:



Yvette Butler: HIV/AIDS



Alice Watland: COO of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), Washington, DC



Tracy W Messer, APR: Web Development & Communications



Brendan Janishefski: Graphic Design



Jay Srini: Innovation , healthcare policy and… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 9, 2009 at 8:15am — No Comments

New Member Update - Happy New Year! (Part 3)

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



Please welcome the following new Members of the MedTechIQ community...



To search all new member updates, just click "Blogs" tab on the top of thew MedTechIQ homepage, and then enter "member update" in the "Search" box...And now, the last of this crop of new members!





Academia/NonProfit:



Craig H Llewellyn: Military Medicine,… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 9, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

New Member Update - Happy New Year!

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



Please welcome new Members of the MedTechIQ "Networking & Learning" community...



Academia & NonProfit:



Rifat Latifi: Trauma, Telemedicine, surgery



Henry Etzkowitz: Triple Helix: university-industry-government interactions; entrepreneurial university, Women in science and technology



Chunyan Zhou: Innovation of Science and technology

University-industry-government… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 9, 2009 at 7:46am — No Comments

Invite/Call For Papers from MedTechIQ Member, Barbara Beckerman: 1st Annual Oak Ridge National Laboratory Biomedical Science & Engineering Center Conference

Dear Colleagues,



We are please to announce the 1st Annual Oak Ridge National Laboratory Biomedical Science and Engineering Center Conference, to be held at ORNL (Oak Ridge, Tennessee), March 18-19, 2009. The conference theme is: Innovative, interdisciplinary research trends in biomedical technologies and research for maximum application-specific problem solving. There are three key target areas: Biomedical Informatics, Modeling and Simulation, and Measurement Science and Imaging… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 7, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Upcoming DC Event: Progress of "Biodefense for the 21st Century" – A Five Year Evaluation

Progress of "Biodefense for the 21st Century" – A Five Year Evaluation



See: http://bit.ly/uR8n



January 15, 2009, 3:00 - 4:30 PM



Hudson Institute

Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center

1015 15th Street, N.W., 6th Floor

Washington, D.C. 20005



The Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) is pleased to invite you to a Roundtable on Interagency Reform discussing a case study on "Progress of… Continue

Added by Michael J. Russell on January 7, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) - Free Online Training - RESEARCHER COMMERCIALIZATION

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



We want to bring to your attention an outstanding free training opportunity.



It will allow attendees to make an informed decision as to how to better plan their commercialization efforts, be it through employment, licensing, consulting, joint venturing or startup creation. Please forward this email to all researchers interested in learning how to commercialize their research.



The National Council of… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 7, 2009 at 9:33am — No Comments

ATA (American Telemedicine Association) on Linkedin

Colleagues,



As I have previously mentioned, Linkedin is an incredible resource for the socially networked professional. Now I have another exciting development to report to you, especially if you are a supporter of telemedicine as a means to extend healthcare to the underserved and to optimize health & fitness, the ATA (American Telemedicine Association) has launched an ATA group on Linkedin. That's right, now you can link to other telemedicine experts using the powerful network… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 5, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

250k+ in Medical Equipment Delivered to Rural Clinics in the Philippines











































(photo)- Medical staff at the Ateneo de Zamboanga University School of Medicine unloading supplies provided through a cooperative effort of HELP, Kingtsbridge International and US PACOM Forces.





Payson, Arizona. January 6, 2009:… Continue

Added by Randy Roberson on December 29, 2008 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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