By, Scott Thielman, PhD
Imagine you have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of 65. What are your options? For current patients, the treatment options are extremely limited. … Continue
Added by Tanya Friedland on November 10, 2015 at 3:30pm —
A cure for spinal cord injury? Diabetes? Macular degeneration? Hope or just hype?
There are now some clinical trials using embryonic stem cells to treat serious diseases for which no other good therapy is currently available. But this is just the beginning of a major medical megatrend that will blossom forth in the coming years.
Embryonic stem cells are present after a fertilized egg divides for two or three days. They have the seemingly miraculous ability to turn into… Continue
Added by Stephen C Schimpff on August 28, 2012 at 11:19am —
For your information, and in the continuing quest to capture the 3C's of Content, Community and Collaboration, please find the following on the Open Source Electronic Health Record effort to which I have devoted substantial effort to in recent months.
Conrad "CC" Clyburn… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 5, 2012 at 9:00am —
As I have said in the past, Dana Blackenhorn is thoughful and thought provoking ... Let me see what you think of this blog on the recent recess appointment of David Berwick to become the new Administrator of CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). Excerpts below ....
Who wants to spend half what they do now, on something… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on July 11, 2010 at 12:00pm —
As many of you know, Kevin Pho, M.D. is one of social media's leading physician voices on evolving technology and its impact on medical practice ...
... Please see his recent cautionary blog on the U.S. EHR adoption initiative. In particular see the "comments" that follow the blog ...
... They point to an important debate that is emerging between physicians accustomed to robust EHR systems (Kaiser Permanente, VA, Mayo, ect.) and small and solo practice… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on June 3, 2010 at 6:44am —
As reported in Harvard Business Review ... According to Clay Christensen, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to
... Disruptive innovation seems to have bypassed the health care industry...
theory predicts that entrenched companies, products and services are often “disrupted” from below by competitors who are able to meet the needs of most current… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 4, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Yesterday, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) published an RFI (
Request For Information) soliciting ideas on how to accelerate U.S. commercialization of federally funded Academic research...
Federally-funded research has played a major role in the development of multiple recent… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 26, 2010 at 9:00am —
This post is part of Harvard Business Review's Health Care Innovations Insight
Here are excerpts from the 10 innovations that Harvard Business Review thinks will have a big impact
1. Checklists Health care is catching on to something pilots have known for… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 21, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Two of the most accomplished authors in Triple Helix
... Academic, Industry, Government
... technology transfer strategy are Eric Campbell,
PhD, Director of Research, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, and Joshua Powers
, Ph.D, Chair, Department of… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 16, 2010 at 9:00am —
See below ... the top 10 healthcare trends to expect in 2010, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.
According to David Chin, MD, partner and leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute, the primary emphasis for healthcare organizations next year will be on reducing costs and creating greater value in the health system. This focus "will have a domino effect from one sector to another and redefine roles, responsibilities and relationships," Chin… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 22, 2009 at 10:17am —
Just a friendly reminder that the final application deadline is Monday, November 9th
. Apply now to get your company or technology in front of over 80 Investors and Licensees that make up the WBT Screening Panel
. There is no cost to apply.
The WBT has been bringing talent, know-how, and capital together for over 7 years. But don't take out word for it...
"As a… Continue
Added by Amanda Radovic on October 30, 2009 at 1:01pm —
As reported in Telemedicine and eHealth News Alert ... Money provided under the economic stimulus law will help state and federal governments increase health information technology spending by $7.6 billion to $9.6 billion by 2014, according to a report by market research firm INPUT.
Much of that spending will be directed toward purchase of electronic health record (EHR) systems, according to “Health IT Transformation: FY2009-FY2014 State and Local Market… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 2, 2009 at 11:30am —
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 —
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 (http://medtechiq.ning.com/profiles/members/).
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 —
As reported in GenomeWeb Biotech Transfer Week...Eli Lilly, Cornell University, and the Kauffman Foundation's iBridge Network each unveiled separate web-based initiatives last week designed to bolster university technology commercialization by making it easier for academic and industrial researchers to partner.
The Eli Lilly tool will allow external researchers at academic institutions or small biotech companies to submit their compounds free of charge via a… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 19, 2009 at 7:54am —
A message to all members of MedTechIQ
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 —
As reported in Scientific American...President-elect Barack Obama recently named more top science advisors. John Holdren, a 64-year-old physicist and environmental policy professor at Harvard, will be his chief science adviser, as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology. Obama also named chairs of the Presidential Council of Advisers on Science and Technology: Nobel Prize winner Harold Varmus and biologist Eric Lander, who heads the Broad Institute, a… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 23, 2008 at 11:30am —
There is still time to submit a company or technology for the upcoming WBTshowcase. This elite national event showcases prescreened, cutting-edge, first-to-market companies and technologies emanating from the private sector, top universities, federal labs, agencies and research institutions, to an audience of the world's leading seed investors, venture capitalists and Fortune 1000 licensing experts.
There is No Cost to Apply and a $595 registration fee for those selected to… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 17, 2008 at 9:39am —
As reported in today's Washington Post...The director of the National Institutes of Health may be the least political of a president's political appointments.
The director's job is not to promote administration priorities -- in fact, it's the opposite. The chief, if unwritten, task is to keep the president and Congress from meddling with the agency.
The NIH this fiscal year will spend just under $29.5 billion on basic and applied medical research.… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 13, 2008 at 12:00pm —
A message to all members of MedTechIQ
We have been joined by new MedTechIQ members. They include:
Academia/ Not For Profit:
Eric Rasmussen, MD, MDM, FACP: Humanitarian medicine, Disaster medicine, public health, outbreak epidemiology, austere communications, collaboration techniques, cross-functional team dynamics
Ron Marchessault: Medical Device Research and Development, Technology Commercialization
Phil Weinfurt:… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 13, 2008 at 6:30am —