The current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association [JAMA, February 24, 2010, pages 771-772] has an interesting editorial of the title here by Drs Nestle and Ludwig about food labeling. “At no point in US history have food products displayed so may symbols and statements proclaiming nutrition and health benefits” is the opening sentence. In brief, the authors suggest that processed food companies have been aggressive in putting information on the front of their packages that… Continue
As reported in numerous publications ... Miles Moore, CEO, Advanced Warning Systems, Inc. (AWS) has organized a cutting edge effort to bring advanced remote monitoring technology to the Haiti Relief effort...
Read on ...
Technology Innovators Band Together for Haitian Relief
Businesses to airlift equipment for remote health…Continue
Broadband for America recently released a new television message from BfA Honorary Co-Chairmen Michael Powell and Harold Ford Jr. The new TV spot focuses on the everyday ways Americans are using high-speed Internet connections to improve their health, stay in touch with loved ones overseas and helping kids take advantage of new educational opportunities:
Powell: A lecture on… Continue
Thank you to MedTech-IQ members Michael Russel and Bart Stidham for informing me about CrisisCommons, host of CrisisCamp, at: http://www.crisiscommons.org/. Crisis Commons is an international volunteer network that creates open source tools for responders to mitigate disasters.
First, I want to thank the many of you who have shared your thoughts on how emerging medical technologies - Telemedicine, mHealth, Distance Learning, ect.. - can be used to support the humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti. Clearly, this community has a great deal to offer.
As we all can see, the acute phase of the disaster relief response is still coalescing. Consequently, while conditions on the ground are improving, they are still chaotic. As in all major… Continue
It makes good sense to have all of us more involved in our healthcare decision-making and with that its payments. But individuals purchase healthcare in a manner unlike any other purchase. Patients or their loved ones do not “shop” for the best price the way they shop for a new washing machine. They shop for the best [as they understand it] physician, hospital, etc. Mostly they accept the advice of their personal physician as to drugs, surgery or rehab. That said it makes sense to have high… Continue
Please see message I am forwarding to you below from MedTech-IQ member, Eric Rasmussen, CEO, InSTEDD. InSTEDD (Innovative Support to Emergencies Diseases and Disasters) is a non-profit created three years ago to fight global health threats and natural disasters in remote and dangerous places founded by Dr. Larry Brilliant, former director of Google's philanthropic arm ... Google.org.
| December… Continue
In fact, healthcare reform is not about healthcare; it is mostly about paying for medical care for the uninsured and only somewhat about the rising costs of medical care. I use the term medical care here to emphasize that today American “healthcare” is all about treating disease and injury and very little about promoting wellness and preventing illness. The reforms being proposed are about addressing the financing of medical care but not the quality, the safety or the way that healthcare will… Continue
See this link to excerpts of a fascinating article written by veteran health information and technology analyst,
Dana Blankenhorn, in ZDNet Healthcare ... -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
... the Intel Digital Health Group is as serious as a heart attack, and the Intel Reader is part of it. The device is actually a specialized… Continue
In the continuing quest to bring you the 3Cs of "Content, Community & Collaboration", we continue to add new and intriguing members..
So, what have you been doing at "MedTech-IQ"?
According to Google analytics, we now number 837 members. Of those, 310 are Academic "Pioneers", 420 represent Industry "Colonizers" (emerging businesses) or "Consolidators" (large corporations), and 88 are… Continue
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
WASHIINGTON – The heads of the federal Health IT Standards Committee, Jonathan Perlin and John Halamka, moved the panel at its meeting this morning to the next phase of work – guidance for implementation.
In a nod to the work the panel had already accomplished, Perlin, of the Hospital Corporation of America, thanked those who had felt a "heavy lift." But, he warned, the work done so far is merely "the end of the… Continue
Added by Bari Shein on September 15, 2009 at 1:43pm —
Harrisburg Health Information Exchange Submits ARRA Grant
Broad coalition seeks regional Health IT extension center status
(HARRISBURG, PA) – The Harrisburg Health Information Exchange and TechQuest Pennsylvania, operated by the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania, announced the submission of a preliminary grant application totaling under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The preliminary grant application will be vigorously reviewed under… Continue
In the continuing quest to accelerate our collective ability to translate medical technology from laboratory to market, we remain committed to delivering the 3C's of "Content, Community & Collaboration" to the "MedTech-IQ" community.
Please find below Part 2 of the New Member update. As is our custom, we divide new members by their self identified choice of "Triple Helix" sector ... Academia, Industry or Government.
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
Interesting guest blog from Roberta Rochman, RN, MBA in Examiner.Com on the spreading use of Health 2.0 tools by top flight medical institutions such as Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic and Duke University...
Yes, indeed, 297 hospitals use some form of Social… Continue
Last fall I was asked by Maryland Senator Benjamin Cardin to join a group evaluating whether the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center [WRNMMC], when completed in a few years, would be “world class.” The group, a subcommittee of the Defense Health Board, met multiple times to learn about the plans and develop a report for Congress. The report is now available at http://www.health.mil/dhb/meetings/NCR%20BRAC%20HSAS%20Report%20-%20Final.pdf . Here is a brief summary. The Base… Continue