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September 2009 Blog Posts (33)

Dell, Perot Merger Could Impact HIT


Reiboldt Comments on Dell, Perot Merger and Impact on HIT

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 09:12 AM PDT

Coker Capital Advisors’ Vice President, Mark Reiboldt, was quoted this week in an article by John Commins for HealthLeaders Media. Click here to read the entire news item.

Dell, Perot Merger Could Impact HIT

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 23, 2009

Dell’s… Continue

Added by Bari Shein on September 29, 2009 at 7:08pm — No Comments

CIMIT Innovation Congress 2009 ... 27-28 October ... 5 Confirmed Keynotes ...


The CIMIT (Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology) Innovation Congress is the premier event catalyzing innovations in medical device technology. It's the only place where academia, government, industry, and the military convene to learn and network with national leaders who are shaping tomorrow's healthcare solutions.

CIMIT is a non-profit consortium of connecting the problem-rich environment of Boston teaching hospitals with the… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 29, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Emerging M&A activities in eHealth Industry

Dear All,

Does anybody have information on ongoing and emerging eHealth merger and acquisition within the IT industry and related others?

Added by Adesina Iluyemi on September 28, 2009 at 12:31pm — No Comments

California Healthcare Institute (CHI) Podcast Helps Entrepreneurs Find New Sources of Funding ... Features MedTech-IQ, Co-Founder, Conrad Clyburn


I recently had an opportunity to participate in a podcast produced by the California Healthcare Institute (CHI). CHI is an independent organization devoted to researching and advocating policy to forward the interests of California’s biomedical community. CHI has built a membership of over 250 leading biomedical companies, academic and research institutions and companies involved in supporting the biomedical community. See links below to the podcast, information on CHI,… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 28, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Learning about Health Care Today

With all of the Heart surgery and Travel medical insurance being talked about today, there are many Lab tests that are ordered which means a lot of Lab draws along with newly researched information. Our local companies are trying to be in the forefront to educate our patients in many of these frontline… Continue

Added by Lee W. on September 27, 2009 at 11:53pm — 1 Comment

Healthcare Boards of Directors: Realizing Returns on Information Technology Investments

We live in a culture that predicates what’s important on its ability to generate a healthy return on investment. It’s highly likely that if we can predict the return, and if it’s great, the investment however large pays for itself. In terms of business, generating profit is the bottom line. In order to understand an organization, you must understand its parts and how they coexist. Within that hierarchy, every one must be comfortable in their own realm to make the whole… Continue

Added by Dr Clarence Nixon on September 25, 2009 at 9:25pm — 2 Comments

Free 1 Year Subscription to Website Magazine

This was forwarded to me yesterday, and I thought I would share this with all of my friends since most of you have a website of your own. This is the top magazine for people with a website, and they are giving away subscriptions to boost their readership. The free subscription is the one on the right side of the web page below:

Feel free to pass it along to your friends… Continue

Added by Trinity Cook on September 25, 2009 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Blogging from 30,000 feet ... Enroute to ATA Mid-Year, Palm Springs, California


This is my first in-flight email to the MedTech-IQ communuty, and I like it! I am on a Delta Airlines flight, currently passing Las Vegas on our right, on the way to California. The new in-flight Internet Service, "GoGo", seems to work well, and is free during this introductory period. Later it will be $9.95 per flight, or $12.95 for unlimited 24 hour access.

The ATA (American Telemedicine Association) Mid-Year meeting will feature talks on the changing… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 22, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

China's new medical reform adhere to the "public welfare"

We start in China right now, with FABA Beijing Red Cross Foundation, the National Health Fiberhome Action Fund (referred to as the “war fund”) is by the Beijing Municipal Red Cross Foundation and the Chinese Association for International Science and Technology National Health Fiberhome action set up the organizing committee, and special financing of the development of national health public funds

please see :… Continue

Added by Prof. Dr. Dr. Gerhard Lingg PhD on September 22, 2009 at 10:26am — No Comments

Congrats to Ning!

Today's Lifehacker post identified Ning as one of the top 10 underhyped apps out there today.


Added by Karen Detweiler on September 20, 2009 at 5:09pm — 1 Comment

Guest Blog: Luke Timmerman...How Did Calypso Medical Raise $50M? The Story Behind Seattle’s Biggest VC Deal of 2009


Interesting blog from Luke Timmerman of Xconomy Venture Capital. Luke Timmerman is the National Biotechnology Editor for Xconomy. You can e-mail him at, call 206-624-2374, or follow him on Twitter at ...


Word out of Calypso Medical Technologies the past year hasn’t been what most… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 18, 2009 at 5:17pm — 1 Comment

Seven Great Applications for IP-PBXs in the Medical Practice

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

Added by Software Advice on September 18, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Top 15 U.S. Hospitals by Gross Revenues


As reported by FireceHealthcare ... the top 15 U.S. hospitals based on 2008 statistics compiled from the American Hospital Directory...

1. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Gross Patient Revenue: $9,293,788,259

Total Staffed Beds: 1,602

Total Patient Days: 462,228

2. The Cleveland Clinic

Location: Cleveland, OH

Gross Patient Revenue: $7,743,079,051

Total Staffed… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 18, 2009 at 11:42am — No Comments

New Books ... Recommended Reading From MedTech-IQ!


In the continuing quest to bring you the 3C's of "Content, Community & Collaboration" please see our latest list of recommended books.

For your convenience, you can order a selection directly, if you choose, thru The "MedTech-IQ" Recommended Reading Center carousel. The book carousel is located on the "MedTech-IQ" homepage, just under "Latest… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 17, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Guest Blog: Bootstrapping Our Way Back From the Collapse


Please see excellent blog post from Sramana Mitra in Xconomy. Sramana is a technology entrepreneur and strategy consultant in Silicon Valley. She has founded three companies and writes a business blog, Sramana Mitra on Strategy. Her latest book is Entrepreneur Journeys: Bootstrapping: Weapon Of Mass Reconstruction, see MedTech-IQ recommednded… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 15, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Standards panel gets into nitty-gritty of quality reporting

September 15, 2009 | Bernie Monegain, Editor

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 — No Comments

Tech Companies Push to Digitize Patients’ Records


Published: September 10, 2009

On one proposal for health care reform at least, there is a rare bipartisan consensus: the push to computerize patient records.

The goal of moving paper medical records into the digital age has been championed for years by health care policy makers across the political spectrum, from Hillary Rodham Clinton to Newt Gingrich. As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama, too, was an advocate, and the economic crisis opened… Continue

Added by Bari Shein on September 14, 2009 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Getting Started: New Apps, Twitter Like Feature and Thank You in Advance!

MedTech-IQ Member,

Thank you for joining us at the MedTech-IQ community. The home of the 3C's ... “Content, Community & Collaboration”. We are dedicated to translating medical technology from “Laboratory to Market” with a special focus on government funding, private capital and "Triple Helix" T2 (Technology Transfer) best practices. We hope you are finding it useful.

There is a lot new to explore @… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 14, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Top 10 Government Social Networking Sites to Keep You in the Loop!


As reported in Federal Computer Week ... these are the government IT social-networking sites that will do a good job of keeping you in the loop & on the cutting edge!

1. GovLoop -- GovLoop has rapidly established itself as the pre-eminent location on the Web where government people can meet and interact with like-minded souls.

2. Gov… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 14, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Harrisburg Health Information Exchange Submits ARRA Health IT Grant

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

Added by Kelly Lewis on September 13, 2009 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

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