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May 2009 Blog Posts (24)

Have you read Innovator's Prescription?

A book review:

In Innovator's Prescription, the authors spend less time reviewing the failures of the past, as was the case in Innovator's Dilemma. Exhaustive examination of failed technology business models is replaced by more of what the future of the health… Continue

Added by Lance M. on May 29, 2009 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Washington Post: Russian Firm Invests $200 Million in Facebook

Colleagues, As reported in today's Washington Post, ... Washington Post: Russian Firm Invests $200 Million in Facebook

Russian Firm Invests $200 Million in Facebook

By Mike Musgrove

Washington Post Staff Writer

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Facebook has gotten $200 million from a Russian investment group… Continue

Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on May 27, 2009 at 3:04pm — No Comments

MedTech-IQ Member, Dr Luis Kun, Organizes National Academies Meeting..."Health-Care Reform, or Transformation?"


On June 1-2, 2009, Dr Luis Kun, an early member of MedTech-IQ, is Co-Organizing at the National Academies of Science in Washington, D.C., the first scientific community interoperability summit ... Health-Care Reform, or Transformation? "Establishing the Infrastructure for Health Assurance & Disease Prevention".

This event, which is by invitation only, is co-sponsored by American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and will produce a… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 27, 2009 at 7:09am — No Comments

U.S. Career Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dear Friends,

We have recently posted several opportunities for biomedical research positions in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Please help us get the word out to potentially qualified candidates. We are looking for both a senior and early career researcher, as well as a strategic position as the new Director of the Biomedical Science and Engineering Center. I have attached copies of the positions and would appreciate it if you… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 26, 2009 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Francis Collins reported to be "the leading candidate" for U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Post


According to Bloomberg News ... Francis S. Collins, the scientist who led the U.S. government drive to map the human genetic code, is the leading candidate to run the National Institutes of Health ... According to the report, screening for Collins, 59, is in the final stages...

Collins would take over an agency that President Obama has made key to his plans for reviving the U.S. economy and overhauling healthcare. The 27 institutes and centers under the NIH… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 25, 2009 at 8:12pm — No Comments

U.S. NSF (National Science Foundation) to use $733 million of 2010 budget for Biological Sciences


As reported in Genome Web News ... The National Science Foundation plans to use $733 million of its $7.05 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2010 to fund its Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) programs, including initiatives that increase funds for research and education grants by 13%, for instrumentation and research resources by 6%, and funding for its Centers Programs by 18%...Support through the NSF's BIO program provides 69 percent of federal funding for… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 25, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Ning: The future of online social networking?


CNN.Com is carrying an excellent interview/article on Gina Bianchini, CEO of Ning ... the social network platform "MedTech-IQ" is delivered to you on. She does a good job of explaining the allure & emergence of "niche" networking, as represented by our online community.

Ning has over 4.7 million unique visitors and just surpassed 1 million social networks hosted.

Read on at:… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 25, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments


Aegean Sea's 2010 islands are to be introduced to telemedicine; you're welcome to comment to speed up the process, (any previsions?).

Added by Antonio Dimitriadis on May 23, 2009 at 7:59am — No 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

Health Care and the Social Media Landscape


As reported in the Pugent Sound Business Journal, in a recent study by the MWW Group .... almost 80 % of people who use the internet to “connect with others” trust peer-created information found on blogs, podcasts and social networks...further, the Pew Internet & American Life Project reported nearly 113 million Americans were using the internet to gather health-related information ... Today, health care-centric social media encompass tools for people to exchange… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 18, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

U.S. NSF (National Science Foundation) to Award $400M for Research Tools and Renovations


As reported in Genome Web News ... The National Science Foundation issued two grant programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Bill) for which scientists in a number of fields, including the life sciences and biomedical research, may apply to buy new big-ticket research tools and to renovate, update, and repair laboratories.

The two new programs will grant a total of $400 million, and are aimed at helping universities, museums, and… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 18, 2009 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Simply Pre(cious) Chapter 2

As many of you know, there is a lot of buzz over Palm®'s anticipated update into the smartphone market. Dubbed the Pre™, it boasts unique features that are bound to give Apple®'s iPhone a run for it's money. Reports now suggest that Palm® will be the first to deploy wireless charging as a Pre™ option. Based on electromagnetic induction, this technology has, in fact,… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on May 12, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

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

Cadillacs to Yugos

The New York Times reports (7May09) on current proposals for providing medical insurance to those presently without a plan. One scheme in particular involves taxing "Cadillac" programs to fund government subsistence level coverage for others. On its face, this concept has classic 'income redistribution' all over it. In a curious way, though, it does have the 'virtue' of imputing market value to a huge… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on May 8, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

NIH Challenge Grants and mHealth

The recent post o this site at NIH Begins Reviews of Record Number of Proposals is interesting and it relates to mHeath to a degree. One of the grants numbered 06-LM-10 is directed towrds a real time point of care data caputre solution, and as such is ideal for a mobile device and appropriate software. I am not sure how many applications related to this grant were filed that included some form of PDA or smartphone, but I would guess quite a few. I worked with an associate to draft a proposal… Continue

Added by Thomas GIannulli MD, MS on May 8, 2009 at 11:15am — 2 Comments

Kudos & Thanks ... "Credit Crisis Rx" ... The Capital & Credit Connection Series


Just returning from Baltimore where I attended the excellent opening session of the "Credit Crisis Rx" seminar series organized by MedTech-IQ member Dan Loague of the Capital Formation Institute, with sponsorship from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED). In attendance as well were MedTech-IQ members Luigi LeBlanc, Zane Networks, Larry Collins, Executive Director, Howard County Technology Council, and John… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 7, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments





The Ministry of Defence, Malaysia is proud to be the host and organiser of the 38th World Congress

On Military Medicine 2009, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), from 4 - 9 October 2009.

Themed “Health Services Support in Operations”, the 38th WCMM 2009 program consists of:

• Plenary Sessions

• Round… Continue

Added by Denise Ang on May 7, 2009 at 11:31am — No Comments

NIH Begins Reviews of Record Number of Proposals


As reported by the Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship blog in regards to NIH Challenge Grant applications ...

"Although the dust has not settled as yet, the NIH has currently accepted more than 18,000 RC1 applications, with another 11,000 in the error correction queue. So, at least 20,000 Challenge Grants and perhaps close to my initial estimate of 30K way back when. " according to the blog...

... For comparison, CSR reviewed 27,360 R01s… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 6, 2009 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

Optimum Healthcare pushing technology to help build telemedicine

Optimum Healthcare in Arlington Texas is proud to be a part of the technology we know as telemedicine. With many visions for new applications, we saw great hope in Las Vegas at the Telemedicine show. We just want to encourage any one else in the Telemedicine field in Texas to email or call us and let's share our vision.

Added by Optimum HealthCare on May 5, 2009 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Web 2.0 White House takes to Facebook, Twitter


As reported in ComputerWorld ... President Barack Obama and his administration are keeping up his image as a tech-savvy president by establishing a presence on a variety of social networking sites.

The White House, over the course of late last week and this weekend, joined Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, putting out information about the president's plans to block business tax havens and improve rural health care, along with information about the H1N1 virus, or… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 5, 2009 at 1:33pm — No Comments

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