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Medical Care Varies By Geographic Region

Recently Conrad Cyburn posted a note about the approach of Kaiser to keep costs down while quality high. They do a good job of avoiding the variations in care that exist across the country and which are part of thereason that caare is both expensive and not as good as it could or should be. There are wide variations in care expenditures from geographic region to region. One might assume that those regions with higher expenditures reap better health but that is simply not the case.… Continue

Added by Stephen C Schimpff on July 16, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

The MedTech-IQ Spotlight ... Who are you? What do you do? We want to know! ... "Healthanywhere", by MedTech-IQ member Pramod Gaur


In the continuing quest to bring you the 3C's of "content, Community & Collaboration" we are initiating the MedTech-IQ Spotlight.

The first spotlight shines on MedTech-IQ member, Dr. Pramod Gaur, Phd., CEO, Healthanywhere. Dr Gaur was recently recognized for outstanding individual contribution to the advancement of the telemedicine industry at the annual American Telemedicine Association in Las Vegas. Healthanywhere provides solutions addressing the… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on July 7, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Joe Kvedar & Center for Connected Health ... Launch New Company - "Connected Health"!


As reported in Healthcare IT News ... The Center for Connected Health, led by MedTech-IQ Member Dr. Joseph Kvedar, MD, a part of Partners Healthcare system in Boston, is launching a new company to allow self-insured employers to help employees manage their own health.

The mission of the new business is to give patients the tools to be their own doctor ... In this case, the tool is a wireless blood pressure cuff that allows employees with high blood pressure to… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on June 16, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

America Has a Sick Care Not a Health Care System

We Americans like to pride ourselves as having the best healthcare system the world but unfortunately that is not the case. We have a medical care system, not a healthcare system. We give lip service to prevention and spend only about 3% of our $2 trillion in medical expenditures on public health. By many measures we do not rate favorably compared to many of the other industrialized societies. As citizens we have behaviors that are driving more and more illness, illnesses that at chronic,… Continue

Added by Stephen C Schimpff on June 14, 2009 at 8:04am — 3 Comments

Comprehensive U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) "Stimulus" Plans & Reports


The HHS Recovery Act activities are designed to increase access to health care, create jobs, expand educational opportunities, lay the groundwork for successful Health Reform, and provide immediate relief to states and local communities. HHS has been allocated approximately $167 billion for these purposes.

The Funding Table for HHS Programs are:

Program Area Program Level

Improving and Preserving Health Care * $90,400,000,000

Health… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 18, 2009 at 7:27pm — 1 Comment

New Member Update ... 9 May 2009...Now with 1 Click CONNECT!


Now with 1 Click CONNECT you can click the name of an expert, and send a message to them directly from their Member Profile page. Let me know if you find this feature useful. It is always good to stay connected. From "MedTechIQ" ... The international home of the 3C's ... "Content, Community & Collaboration" for medical technology. Now please welcome the new… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 9, 2009 at 12:34am — No Comments

IBM Announces $2B To Cover Gap in High-Tech Stimulus Funding


As reported in various publications including iHealthBeat ... IBM announced that it will provide $2 billion in bridge financing for high-tech infrastructure projects, including health IT projects, that likely will qualify for federal grants and incentive payments under the economic stimulus package.

The federal stimulus package includes Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments for hospitals and physicians who demonstrate meaningful use of health IT. However,… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 4, 2009 at 7:33pm — No Comments

New Member Update...20 April 2009


The MedTechIQ community continues to grow. We are fortunate to have a membership of incredible talent, skill and experience. When you get a chance, search members by key word. See what you come up with ... then, "Contact, Connect, Collaborate!"

It is always good to stay connected ... here now, the new… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 20, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Electronic Health Records Have Some Issues To Overcome

The future of medicine has some bright spots. One medical megatrend relates to the electronic health record. President Obama is aggressively pushing the electronic health record [EHR]. It will be a major improvement to medical care and to patient safety over time. But there are two major problems that need to be overcome before the EHR will ever be fully functional – interoperability and physician documentation. By interoperability I mean that each of the companies that produce the software do… Continue

Added by Stephen C Schimpff on April 9, 2009 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

NEW ZEALAND HEALTH INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2009-2010 - seeking 2 advisers by 4/11/09

To MedTech IQ members:

Here’s an opportunity to advise a Health IT Top 10 Finalist or Top 3 Grand Prize Winner for the upcoming


Website launch - April 14, 2009

Media launch - April 21, 2009

Volunteer description:

4 hours of Health IT business development and promotion consulting services tailored to US Markets.

If you are interested, please forward a BIO/CV to me… Continue

Added by Lance M. on April 6, 2009 at 5:13pm — 5 Comments

Building the Best Foundation for Pennsylvania Health IT - By Kelly Lewis

With the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the federal government will invest billions of dollars in health information technology, broadband, workforce development and job training.

To maximize the ARRA investment and help state organizations become ARRA eligible, Pennsylvania's strategy -- ARRA/PA -- needs to be a well-funded, well-coordinated, interagency and cross-industry.

Health IT has improved patient safety and quality of care while… Continue

Added by Kelly Lewis on April 5, 2009 at 1:09am — No Comments

Intel, GE Form Home Health Care Alliance


As reported in Investor's Business Daily ... The world's No. 1 chipmaker is teaming up with industrial giant General Electric (GE) in a five-year, $250 million health care alliance to design and sell devices to help the elderly and people with chronic illness who live at home.

The companies didn't detail how they plan to spend the money or divide research efforts.

But as leaders in their respective industries, they may have an advantage as they bet… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 3, 2009 at 6:52am — No Comments

New Video Resources @ MedTechIQ!


In our continuing quest to deliver you the 3C's of "Content, Community & Collaboration", please see below the new video titles now available at the MedTechIQ "VideoLibrary",… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 29, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

New Member Update ... 20 March 2009


Since our last update, the MedTechIQ community has grown by 50 members, now exceeding over 500 international medical technology experts. This is great. We are glad that the community is growing, and hope you find the network useful. That said, it is not about the numbers alone. We are endeavoring to build on the 3C's of "Content, Community & Collaboration". So, fill out your Member profiles, join the MedTechIQ specialty groups of your interest, and share your… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 20, 2009 at 9:49pm — No Comments

NIH Challenge Grants (RFA-OD-09-003) – New Funding Opportunity for Small Businesses (due date: April 27, 2009)


I have gone thru all the topic descriptions, and truly, there is something here for almost everybody. $1m over two years...

NIH has received new funds for Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010 as part of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), Pub. L. No. 111-5. The NIH has designated at least $200 million in FYs 2009 - 2010 for a new initiative called the NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research. Read More…..

This new… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on March 19, 2009 at 9:08pm — 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

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

Kenya Collaborations Sought

HELP will be performing field needs assessments in rual and metro locations in Kenya in March and/or April 2009. We are looking to establish a network of telemed clinics connecting rural under-served populations to metro hospitals in Nairobi. Special focus on disease migration/mitigation, general clinic and disaster/emergency response and situational awareness/understanding systems.

We are looking for collaborations on biomedical informatics, telemed devices, satellite, cellular and… Continue

Added by Randy Roberson on February 9, 2009 at 11:41am — 2 Comments

Google & IBM launches Google Health, where users can manage their medical history information and connect to their medical devices

Google Health is a site where users can store and track information about their medical history, and connect to and stream data from medical devices. In demonstrations, IBM and Google fitted Wi-Fi radios to gadgets like heart rate monitors, blood pressure cuffs, scales and blood-sugar measurement meters, allowing the devices to communicate with a PC and feed real-time medical information directly into Google's online records.

Hooking up those devices to the Web, IBM argues, will offer a… Continue

Added by Viil on February 5, 2009 at 2:31am — No Comments

Letter from the Center for Connected Health to the MedTechIQ Community

From: Kvedar, Joseph Charles,M.D.


Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 2:47 PM

Subject: Recommendations Sent to Obama Healthcare Team

Dear Conrad,

President Obama and Secretary of Health and Human Services Nominee Tom Daschle asked Americans – and we delivered – to give feedback and recommendations on ways to improve quality and expand access to care.

Per my earlier email, in late 2008, I hosted an… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 26, 2009 at 9:19pm — No Comments

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