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September 2010 Blog Posts (8)

RE: Follow-Up On your reporting on Day 01 Telemedicine Association

There is more questions that come to mind from your reporting of Day 01 at Baltimore. You had some "big names' no doubt, but your reporting does not create opportunities for sepecific topics relating to the challanges on hand on "telemedicine' innovations via PPP, as required by SP Grants now on table.

Not sure what to do with your reporting, how even to enjoy what you just reported on Day 01.

How do we follow up from Day 1 ?

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Added by Avi Dey on September 29, 2010 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Content: Day 1 ATA (American Telemedicine Association) Mid-Year Meeting ... Priceless!

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” ... Charles Darwin


In the continuing quest to bring you the 3Cs of "Content, Community and Collaboration", I offer you a summation of… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 28, 2010 at 7:52am — 5 Comments

More on Transplanted Pig Organs – Xenotransplantation

Although xenotransplantation has not progressed far enough to allow transplanting a pig organ to a human, there are other exciting opportunities in the works for xenotransplantation in the not to distant future.

Individuals that develop liver failure often die before a suitable donor can be found or before the damaged liver can heal on its own. There is no artificial liver comparable to the dialysis machine for kidney failure. But using a specially develop pig liver outside the body… Continue

Added by Stephen C Schimpff on September 27, 2010 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Health + IT Innovation Key Topics ?

“Genes to future medicine” is a key health innovation topic that has now come of age and ready for technology development while basic research will continue at university & government labs. What are the top 10 topics that increasingly provide opportunities for tech savvy technology innovators both in business & other sectors of our knowledge economy? We can develop the top 20 “Health+IT” topic lists for discussion with an expert guest and moderator for benefit of all who are interested… Continue

Added by Avi Dey on September 23, 2010 at 11:42am — No Comments

Transplanted Organs From A Pig?

There are many more individuals with end stage kidney failure, heart failure, chronic lung disease, or liver failure who would benefit from a transplanted kidney, heart, lung or liver than are available. Similarly, there are many people with unstable, difficult to control diabetes that could benefit from a ready source of pancreatic insulin-producing islet cells.

Today the only option for more organs available for transplant is to encourage more individuals to pre-certify their… Continue

Added by Stephen C Schimpff on September 22, 2010 at 11:03am — No Comments

Thought Controlled Artificial Limbs

I wrote about the possibility of brain-controlled artificial limbs in “The Future of Medicine” but now there has been real progress. At Johns Hopkins Applied Physics laboratory, scientists have progressed with their design of an artificial limb that will have a brain controlled interface. The model came about through a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) which has been looking for a prosthetic arm that would be many leagues… Continue

Added by Stephen C Schimpff on September 14, 2010 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Real-Time Medical Video Website Uses Identity Verification to Verify Its Members and Combat Fraud

Brandon Winchester, MD, anesthesiologist at Duke University School of Medicine, set out to accomplish the unprecedented in medical education when he and his colleague, Stuart Grant, MB ChB founded DOCSTREAM Inc. The company's proprietary product, DOCSTREAM.COM provides clinicians with a web-based community to upload or watch live or on-demand videos of medical procedures. Because the site is only for medical professionals, the company has incorporated IDology's identity verification solutions… Continue

Added by Jodi Florence on September 14, 2010 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Are Physicians Knights, Knaves or Pawns?

An interesting article in JAMA [Sept 1, 2010] by Drs. Jain and Cassel referred to the British economist Julian Le Grand who suggested that public policy “is grounded in a conception of humans as knights, knaves or pawns.” Basically, are we motivated by virtue, by self interest or are we just passive victims? The authors suggest that this is a good question not only for physicians to contemplate but for our politicians and the general public to consider as well along with the implications of the… Continue

Added by Stephen C Schimpff on September 13, 2010 at 10:24am — No Comments

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