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April 2009 Blog Posts (31)

Bluetooth Rocks

eWeek reports on the 22Apr09 announcement of the pending release of a new Bluetooth standard - v3.0. This new version will increase the maximum wireless throughput from 3mb/sec to 23mb/sec. “Utilizing the 802.11 radio was a natural choice as it provides efficiencies for both our members and consumers — members get more function out of the two radios they are already… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 30, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Inaugural Class of American Telemedicine Association(ATA) Fellows Announced


Blogging from the the ATA International Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada...the ATA has announced its first class of American Telemedicine Association Fellows. The individuals on this list are recognized for outstanding contributions to the field over an extended period. Here now the first ever Telemedicine "Fellows":

Dale Halverson, MD

Nina Antoniotti, RN, MBA, PhD

Rashid Bashshur, PhD

Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD

Joseph Kvedar, MD

Thelma… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 28, 2009 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Simply Pre(cious)

It's been a while since Palm® has "knocked our socks off". The wait may have been worth it. The company, in partnership with Sprint®, will shortly be releasing its next-gen smartphone, dubbed the Pre™. It was the 2009 recipient of the best at CES award (see video). Positive… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 28, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

MedTech-IQ Members...Kvedar and Gaur honored at ATA 2009


Dr Joseph Kvedar, MD, Director, Center for Connected health and Dr Pramod Gaur, Phd, CEO, Healthanywhere were recognized for outstanding individual contributions to the advancement of telemedicine at the annual American Telemedicine Association today in Las Vegas.

Dr Kvedar was recognized for individual acheivement to the field. Dr Gaur for his singular contribution to the advancement of the telemedicine industry.



Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 27, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Parrish Wins Thurman Award at ATA 2009


Today, Dr John A. Parrish, M.D., Director, CIMIT (Center for Integrating Medicine and Innovative Technology) , a collaboration between Harvard Medical School, MIT and Partners Health, Inc., was awarded the General Maxwell R. Thurman Award for the Advancement of Military Medical Technology at the 14th Annual ATA Conference..



Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 27, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Blogging From ATA (American Telemedicine Association) International Conference, Las Vegas, 2009


This week I will reporting to you from the 14th Annual American Association (ATA) meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year's conference is the LARGEST ever convened by the association encompassing almost 3,000 attendees representing over 40 countries, and 200 exhibitors.

This is remarkable in light of the current worldwide economic challenges. That said, there appears to be a widespread recognition that eHealth will be a major driving force in healthcare… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 27, 2009 at 2:48pm — 1 Comment

New NIH Grant Program Designed to Support Awards to Institutions That Do Not Traditionally Receive Funds


As reported in Genome Web News ... The National Institutes of Health has announced a new grant program as part of the stimulus bill that is designed to support research at educational institutions that provide advanced degrees for “a significant number” of US scientists, but which are not yet major recipients of NIH support.

The Academic Research Enhancement Awards are trans-NIH… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 23, 2009 at 7:49pm — No Comments

MedTech-IQ Member Special Offer...60% Discount...Life Science Venture Forum, Silicon Valley, 25 June 2009


FYI. See message below from the Larta Institute led by MedTech-IQ

member, Rohit Shukla…..

MedTech-IQ members receive a special 60% discount to attend the Life Science Venture Forum, held in San Jose, CA on June 25, 2009 (Fairmont Hotel – San Jose). Event website:

In partnership with The National Institutes of Health, the Forum event is specifically focused on early-stage… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 23, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments


Wrap your mind around this single but not isolated discovery: "1.9 million infected computers controlled by cybercriminals". "According to reports, the nearly two million bots include machines in 77 government domains in the US, UK and other countries. The size of the network would make it possibly the largest botnet under the control of cyber-thieves". This notice from Finjan speaks for itself. The concept of… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 23, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

MedTech-IQ Member, Ron Otten's Excellent mHealth Blog


Recommended for your consideration, the excellent mobile helath (mHealth) blog,, authored by MedTech-IQ member Ron Otten.



Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 20, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

NIH (National Institutes of Health) Offers Small Grants Program


As reported in Genome Web ... Researchers seeking small amounts of support for relatively short periods to fund short, well-defined studies that can be completed quickly, may apply to the National Institutes of Health for the Investigator Initiatives Small Grants program. Investigator-initiated research, also known as unsolicited research, is research funded as a result of an investigator submitting a research grant application to NIH in an investigator’s area of interest… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 20, 2009 at 12:27pm — No Comments

PHR: FTC Engages

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) includes provisions to advance the use of health IT and, at the same time, strengthen privacy and security protections for health information. In response, on 16Apr09 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a proposed set of guidelines to deal with PHR data breaches. The FTC is formally seeking comment. The full text of the… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 20, 2009 at 10:18am — No Comments

Everything "Twitter"


Thanks to MedTechIQ member, Mark Sendo, for this link on everthing "Twitter". Mark is Owner of urTurn, an innovative new virtual currency for online auctions ...





Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 20, 2009 at 9:00am — 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

President Obama picks Virginia technology leader for CTO post


As reported in CNET News ... President Barack Obama, in his weekly address Saturday, announced the appointment of Aneesh Chopra to serve as the nation's first chief technology officer.

Chopra, who is currently Virginia's secretary of technology, "will promote technological innovation to help achieve our most urgent priorities--from creating jobs and reducing health care costs to keeping our nation secure," Obama said...Although Chopra had reportedly been under… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 19, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Twitter Goes From Geek to Chic


As predicted in MedTechIQ last January, 9 Web sites IT pros should master in 2009, Twitter has taken off in a big way, and has been much in the news as of late. In January of last year, Twitter revolved around the tech world -- the most-followed user on Jan. 18, 2008 was Twitteriffic, with 6,930 followers.

Today, the most-followed user, Ashton Kutcher, just… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 19, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant Program to Support Potentially Risky - Rewarding Studies


As reported in GenomeWeb News ... Under a grant program focused on early-stage ideas and technologies, the National Institutes of Health will give up to $275,000 over a two-year period to researchers seeking funding for potentially risky but rewarding studies. These grants are specifically meant to encourage new research projects that are in the beginning or discovery phases of development.

The… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on April 17, 2009 at 4:42pm — No Comments

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

Roundtable on TBI research summary available

A summary from the March 27 roundtable discussion organized by the Institute of Federal Health Care is now available on the Institute website:

Added by Nancy Tomich on April 9, 2009 at 7:49am — No Comments

Android Gets Traction

eWeek reports that Google's open source mobile platform 'Android' is finally gathering steam despite a slow start in gathering corporate recruits as part of the OHA (Open Handset Alliance). This is all to the good for the user community. The iPhone remains the dominant player in the 'smart-phone' market, but even Apple must be concerned about the competition looming from… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 7, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

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