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HELP US CELEBRATE: The Official Launch of e-ZASSI – A DNA Powered Life Science Community

RSVP- Please Join our Network (Free) by Friday, March 31th 2009

WHO: e-Zassi – A global organization that specializes in medical device networking and innovation assessment

WHY: If you desire clients in the life-science community in a business network exclusively for the medical device professionals and key members

WHAT: e-Zassi is a medical device exclusive… Continue

Added by James Quinn on March 4, 2009 at 10:49am — No Comments

Intelligent Healthcare Information Integration 3/2/09


As recommended by MedTechIQ member, Ron Pion, MD, an excellent post from Dr. Gregg Alexander, a grunt-in-the-trenches pediatrician and geek.


U.S. Healthcare Overhaul? Sure … in 5 Easy Steps!

The unfettered free market system has done about as well for Healthcare as it did for its cousin, Finance. I personally believe in capitalism, but perhaps guided capitalism is necessary… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 4, 2009 at 6:56am — No Comments

HHS Policy Debate

AP reports on a considered change by the Dept of Health & Human Services (DHHS) in the "conscience" clause, which as implemented by the Bush administration, expanded protection for medical providers refusing to perform procedures on "moral grounds". There has been a heated debate between abortion opponents who favor these new rules, and advocates who fear a wholesale denial of services. The Obama… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on March 3, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Linux Under Assault (By Guess Whom)

It had been at least 24 hours without a new Microsoft law suit. Well, they're at it again in classic Microsoft fashion with minions of attorneys trying legal intimidation to suppress anything NIH (not invented here). This time, they're suing Tom-Tom. The case is interesting, because it calls a lie to company efforts to coexist with the Linux open-source community. Read commentary from open source experts in this… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on March 3, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Matchmaking 2.0

Although many social networks have abandoned disease-specific groupings to solicit clinical trial candidates, the concept (patient-to-trial matchmaking service) is being resurrected with some new twists. Read about it in this article from eCliniqua.

Added by Clymer/JR on March 2, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments


SCREED ALERT!!! (Not a typo, although 'SCREWED' may be equally appropriate)

Orwell called it 'newspeak' and 'doublethink', and I'm beginning to feel like "1984"'s Winston Smith. MedTechIQ recently revealed a freshly minted OMB instrument entitled A New Era of Responsibility-Renewing America’s Promise. Is… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on March 2, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

New Member Update...2 March 2009


Thanks to your efforts, the MedTechIQ community continues to grow and attract new members, along with their talents and collective experience. We are all, in the end, potential digital resources for each other.

Please remember ... one of the most useful ways to leverage the MedTechIQ network is to explore the "Search" boxes. They efficiently open up for you multi-media information resources and potential expert contacts. Both the universal search, in the upper… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 2, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Privacy Lost

An interesting article, exposing PHR vulnerabilities. M. Eric Johnson, director of the Center for Digital Strategies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, was able to access electronic medical records on computers that had the peer-to-peer programs stored on their hard drives. The medical files contained detailed personal data on physical and mental diagnoses, which a hacker could use to not only embarrass a patient but also to… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on March 2, 2009 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Safer Browsing

Though somewhat technical, this paper addresses growing concerns over browser insecurity. It describes the current climate well: as web sites (have) evolved into dynamic web applications composing content from various sources, browsers have become multi-principal operating environments with resources shared among mutually distrusting web site principals. The paper introduces readers to a Microsoft Research/Univ of… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on March 2, 2009 at 10:58am — No Comments

Think Virtual

If you think cloud, think virtualization, think large cap companies investing in data center delivery services, think Intel 'Nehalem™' processors, and now think… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on March 2, 2009 at 10:20am — No Comments

U.S. Economic Stimulus Bill Online Resources


As reported in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal...Here is a list of online resources that you may find useful in sorting thru information on the economic stimulus bill.


* White House backed with information on where funds are being spent:

* Recovery act overview:

* interactive site… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 27, 2009 at 8:01pm — No Comments

MIT Tech Review...Special Reports 10 Emerging Technologies 2009

A message to all members of MedTechIQ


As reported in MIT Tech Review, the 10 Emerging Technologies for 2009...

- Intelligent Software Assistant

Adam Cheyer is leading the design of powerful software that acts as a personal aide.

- $100 Genome

Han Cao's nanofluidic chip could cut DNA sequencing costs dramatically.

- Racetrack Memory

Stuart Parkin is using nanowires to create an ultradense memory chip.

-… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 27, 2009 at 10:33am — 2 Comments

Server in a wall wort

Check out this new linux server in a wall plug

Added by Mary Kratz on February 25, 2009 at 9:53am — No Comments

MedTechIQ Member, Berci Mesko...Launches "Webicina" - A Medical Web 2.0 Guidance Package


MedTechIQ member, Bertalan Mesko, author of Science Roll (#31 Global English Language Medical Blog),, has launched an exciting new endeavor, "Webicina"!

"Webicina" is a Medical Web 2.0 Guidance Package. The tools and services of web 2.0 can facilitate the work for medical professionals and help patients as well. If you would like an even more efficient medical practice; more productive research, pharma team; or… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 25, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

New Member Update...22 February 2009


MedTechIQ continues to attract new members. Remember, click the "Members" Tab and then use the "Search Member" box with the key words of your choice to find new contacts (

In these times of change & challenge it is always good to be connected!

Here now, the latest MedTechIQ members...


Laurel King: I am interested in knowledge creation, collaboration, innovation, social… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 22, 2009 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Former NIH director Elias Zerhouni joins Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


As reported reported in GenomeWeb...Former NIH director Elias Zerhouni joined the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a senior fellow, reports the Lancet. Zerhouni will be working on the foundation's Grand Challenges in Global Health program. "I have had a long-standing commitment to reducing the burden of the many diseases suffered by the most vulnerable of us across the world," Zerhouni said in a statement.

Read on at:… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 22, 2009 at 4:43pm — No Comments

1st Annual Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Biomedical Science and Engineering Conference (BSEC)


Please see update from MedTechIQ member, Barbara Beckerman on the upcoming 1st Annual ORNL BSEC conference, March 18-19, 2009, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Conference Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, near Knoxville, Tennessee in the USA.




Dear Colleagues,

We… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 22, 2009 at 10:32am — No Comments

Indeed Job Search Engine Added to MedTechIQ...Location Based Job Search


Just a reminder, in our continuing quest to deliver the 3C's of "Content, Community & Collaboration", we added the "Indeed" Job Search engine to the MedTechIQ homepage last week. As Wall Street Journal's, Walter Mossberg describes it, Indeed is "Simply a one-stop shop for job seekers." We like Indeed because it automatically orients to the users location. So you should automatically see job listings tailored to your location. If not, use the search box to customize… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 22, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Harvard Business School...Upcoming Healthcare Delivery Programs


Thanks to Clymer...JIR for bringing this too our attention...

As part of its mission to bring together the School's extensive research, thought leadership, and interest in the business and management of healthcare, Harvard Business School (HBS) has collaborated with the HBS Healthcare Initiative to offer two innovative programs geared toward improving the performance of the healthcare delivery system. If appropriate, I encourage you to apply for participation… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 21, 2009 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Kenya's project

Randy, please contact Maureen Levy Jones, MD, MBA, MHA at I am interested. We can discuss the details and options. Thanks.

Added by Maureen Levy Jones, MD, MBA, MHA on February 20, 2009 at 12:56pm — No Comments

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