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Kansas Wins Competition for $450 million Federal Biodefense Laboratory

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As reported in the Associated Press...Kansas has won a three-year competition to land a new $450 million federal laboratory to study livestock diseases and some of the world's most dangerous biological threats. The Homeland Security Department's choice of a lab site at Kansas State University in Manhattan beat out rival bids from Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Texas. Kansas' new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility would replace an aging 24-acre research… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 8, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

For DoD, It's Now Personal

The Department of Defense today announced the official launch of MiCare, the Military Health System's prototype personal health record (PHR), combining resources from Google® Health™ and Microsoft® HealthVault™. The pilot program rolls out at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. If successful, it will ultimately migrate to DoD beneficiaries worldwide. Implications for PHR acceptance in… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on December 8, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Obama Says Health IT Included in Economic Stimulus Package

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As reported in iHealthBeat....In a radio address last Saturday, President-elect Barack Obama said health IT would be included in an economic stimulus package being drafted by members of Congress, Government Health IT reports.



Obama said that modernizing the country's hospitals would be part of a major effort to finance an upgrade of the U.S. broadband infrastructure. He noted that the U.S. has dropped to 15th in… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 8, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Army Science Conference 2008: TRADOC commander emphasizes 'outcomes'

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As reported in DefenseSystems, Information Technology & Net-Centric Warfare....Gen. William Wallace, commanding general of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, said he isn’t interested in science and technology for its own sake. "I’m interested in outcomes." ........



The five key areas he believes the emphasis should be on are:



* Battle command – The Army needs to improve the quality of the information network that supports commanders and… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 4, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

MedTechIQ Selected as "Referring Entity" to NextTechs Technology Marketplace!!!

The Clymer Group™, LLC is proud to announce that it has been formally approved as a “Qualified Referring Entity” by NextTechs Technologies, LLC, for its technology & intellectual property (IP) marketplace. Commercialization is achieved through securing a consistent customer base. This requires capital.



The largest, most ignored, source of investment capital for emerging technology is corporate. It exceeds Angel & early stage venture funds combined. NextTechs secures capital… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 3, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

IBM Breaks New Ground With Interoperable Medical Imaging and Patient Data Archiving Solution

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As transmitted to members of the "Advanced Medical Imaging" Group earlier...



A message from Clymer.."CC"..Conrad Clyburn to all members of Advanced Medical Imaging on MedTechIQ!



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As reported in the Wall Street Journal MarketWatch...IBM unveiled a powerful new combination of advanced imaging and information archiving technologies that provides healthcare and research organizations with complete and timely access to critical… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 3, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

University of California wins $4M Gates grant to plan School of Global Health

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As transmitted to members of the "International Health & Humanitarian Assistance" Group earlier...



A message from Clymer.."CC"..Conrad Clyburn to all members of International Health & Humanitarian Assistance on MedTechIQ!



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As reported in San Francisco Business Times...The University of California said Tuesday it got a $4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support planning for a potential… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 3, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

DOD, VA to migrate health records to SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)

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Retransmission of message sent earlier to members of the "Bio-Medical Informatics" Group...



Colleagues,



As reported in DefenseSystems Information Technology and Net-Centric Warfare...The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments will migrate their respective electronic health record systems to a service-oriented architecture to enhance the interoperability of outpatient clinical data.



Stephen Jones, principal deputy assistant secretary of… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 3, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

June 2008 NAE/IOM workshop on harnessing Systems Engineering to Improve Traumatic Brain Injury Care

A message from Proctor Reid to all members of Systems Engineering on MedTechIQ!



All, You might be interested in a recently posted prepub summary of a June 2008 NAE/IOM workshop on harnessing Systems Engineering to Improve Traumatic Brain Injury Care in the MHS. To read the summary or download a free pdf version go to the National Academies Press website at ttp://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12504

Proctor



Visit Systems Engineering… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 2, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Effort to link EHR databases proclaimed success by DoD & VA

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This message was transmitted to the BioMedical Informatics Group earlier today. You may find it of interest...If indeed it is accurate, it may set the stage for much wider collaboration, data mining, ect., going forward...



A message from Clymer.."CC"..Conrad Clyburn to all members of Bio-Medical Informatics on MedTechIQ!



Colleagues,



As reported by the Armed Forces Press Service...During a press conference last week, Dr. Gerald Cross, the… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 2, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

GE Healthcare to lead $5.3 million telecare services project for Hungarian elderly

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You may find this of interest...A major new collaborative research programme to transform the care of elderly citizens was announced in Hungary today. A broad consortium of private and public sector organisations, led by GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), has secured HUF 895 million (US $4.2 million) from the Hungarian government to research and develop new ways of monitoring the health of elderly citizens in their own homes. GE Healthcare will… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 2, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

New Member Update - Part 4

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There have been a rash of new members joining MedTechIQ. And now, New Members not previously noted (if we have missed you, we will get you on the next update):



Industry:



Bob Waddington: Interactive Media, Simulation, Serious Games, ADL. USA



Phillip Singerman: Tech… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 2, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

New Member Update - Part 3

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



New members not accounted for on previous 2 updates include:



Industry:



Shabri Moore: Financial Advisor



John Hotchkiss: Software & Audio/Visual Technology to support Patient Safety & improve care in Critical Care Environments



Ed Ponatoski: Health & Health Facility Planning, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development



Roger Bagwell: Active motion medical… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 1, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

New Member Update - Part 2

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



New members not noted on previous update:



Industry:



Susan Zelicoff: Technology transfer & commercialization; Strategic planning; Market research/Marketing; How to do business with Dept. of Defense labs



Dan Loague: Early stage & innovation technology investing



Jonathan Barker: Clinical research and clinical trials software technology



Brian M. Park: Medical… Continue

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

New Member Update

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



We hope MedTechIQ members in the United States had a great Thanksgiving.



The MedTechIQ community now numbers over 280 experts, executives, policy makers & enthusiasts of medical technology.



Some new members include:



Industry:



Kate Eltzroth: Consultant, Medical Technology Development/ Investments & Congressional Policy



Raj: Health Information… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 1, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

New Member Update - Part 2

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



New members not noted on previous update:



Industry:



Susan Zelicoff: Technology transfer & commercialization; Strategic planning; Market research/Marketing; How to do business with Dept. of Defense labs



Dan Loague: Early stage & innovation technology investing



Jonathan Barker: Clinical research and clinical trials software technology



Brian M. Park: Medical… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 1, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

New Member Update

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



We hope MedTechIQ members in the United States had a great Thanksgiving.



The MedTechIQ community now numbers over 280 experts, executives, policy makers & enthusiasts of medical technology.



Some new members include:



Industry:



Kate Eltzroth: Consultant, Medical Technology Development/ Investments & Congressional Policy



Raj: Health Information… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 1, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

John Wilbanks, MedTechIQ Member, Featured as 2008 "GameChanger" in Seed Magazine

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



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John Wilbanks, MedTechIQ Member & Executive Director, Science Commons, is featured this month, December 2008, in the award winning "Seed...Science is Culture" magazine as a "Game Changer" in the State of Science Report, 2008.



See Seed at: http://seedmagazine.com/magazine/



The December 2008 issue of "Seed" features Craig Venter in a cover story on where science is headed, and feature articles on… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 30, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Report: Army to spend $50M on video games

Colleagues,



(This was sent earlier to the Medical Modeling and Simulation Group)



As reported in Washington Business Journal...



The Army is finally getting with the program ...They are getting serious about games!...



The Army plans to spend some $50 million over five years on combat video games to train soldiers, according to a report in Stars and Stripes.



To oversee this investment, the Army created a game-training unit named, as military… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 25, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Progress at MedRed, LLC

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



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I have asked MedTechIQ member, Dr William K. Smith, if I could share this update on work being done at his medical informatics & technology company, MedRed, LLC, with the MedTechIQ community. I thank him for granting his permission to do so. Read on: ...



MedRed recently has launched a pilot of its DiagnosTX system at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, as part of an effort under a Memorandum of Understanding… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 25, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

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