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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

Update

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

Blogging from 30,000 feet ... Enroute to ATA Mid-Year, Palm Springs, California

Colleagues,



This is my first in-flight email to the MedTech-IQ communuty, and I like it! I am on a Delta Airlines flight, currently passing Las Vegas on our right, on the way to California. The new in-flight Internet Service, "GoGo", seems to work well, and is free during this introductory period. Later it will be $9.95 per flight, or $12.95 for unlimited 24 hour access.



The ATA (American Telemedicine Association) Mid-Year meeting will feature talks on the changing… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 22, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

China's new medical reform adhere to the "public welfare"

We start in China right now, with FABA Beijing Red Cross Foundation, the National Health Fiberhome Action Fund (referred to as the “war fund”) is by the Beijing Municipal Red Cross Foundation and the Chinese Association for International Science and Technology National Health Fiberhome action set up the organizing committee, and special financing of the development of national health public funds



please see :… Continue

Added by Prof. Dr. Dr. Gerhard Lingg PhD on September 22, 2009 at 10:26am — No Comments

Congrats to Ning!

Today's Lifehacker post identified Ning as one of the top 10 underhyped apps out there today.

http://lifehacker.com/342765/top-10-underhyped-webapps/

Karen

Added by Karen Detweiler on September 20, 2009 at 5:09pm — 1 Comment

Guest Blog: Luke Timmerman...How Did Calypso Medical Raise $50M? The Story Behind Seattle’s Biggest VC Deal of 2009

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Interesting blog from Luke Timmerman of Xconomy Venture Capital. Luke Timmerman is the National Biotechnology Editor for Xconomy. You can e-mail him at ltimmerman@xconomy.com, call 206-624-2374, or follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ldtimmerman. ...

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Word out of Calypso Medical Technologies the past year hasn’t been what most… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 18, 2009 at 5:17pm — 1 Comment

Seven Great Applications for IP-PBXs in the Medical Practice

At Software Advice, we just finished implementing a new phone system. It’s great! It got us thinking of how medical practices can take advantage of Asterisk-based Internet Protocol – Private Branch Exchange (IP-PBX) phone systems to be more efficient and provide better patient care.



First, let’s get some definitions out of the way. A PBX is the system that routes phone calls to appropriate extensions within an organization. Actually, it can do a whole lot more (e.g. voicemail, auto… Continue

Added by Software Advice on September 18, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Top 15 U.S. Hospitals by Gross Revenues

Colleagues,



As reported by FireceHealthcare ... the top 15 U.S. hospitals based on 2008 statistics compiled from the American Hospital Directory...





1. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Gross Patient Revenue: $9,293,788,259

Total Staffed Beds: 1,602

Total Patient Days: 462,228



2. The Cleveland Clinic

Location: Cleveland, OH

Gross Patient Revenue: $7,743,079,051

Total Staffed… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 18, 2009 at 11:42am — No Comments

New Books ... Recommended Reading From MedTech-IQ!

Colleagues,



In the continuing quest to bring you the 3C's of "Content, Community & Collaboration" please see our latest list of recommended books.



For your convenience, you can order a selection directly, if you choose, thru The "MedTech-IQ" Recommended Reading Center carousel. The book carousel is located on the "MedTech-IQ" homepage, just under "Latest… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 17, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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