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November 2009 Blog Posts (36)

New MedTech-IQ Affiliates ... Executive Search & Basecamp Online Project Management


Now joining our list of MedTech-IQ Affiliates we are adding:

.... Executive Search Online .com ... Specializing in executive searches in the $80,000 to $500,000 range, and

.... Basecamp Online Project Management ... A very useful PM system gaining momentum in Silicon Valley

Check Them out ... Both can be found on the homepage.

These new affiliates join our incumbent affiliates… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 30, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The AllHumanity Group: A Global Humanitarian Network

AllHumanity Video

The AllHumanity Group is leveraging state-of-the-art social networking technology to achieve significantly improved connectivity…


Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on November 30, 2009 at 7:22pm — No Comments

7 top technologies to watch in 2010


Genetic testing and electronic medical records are top of the ECRI Institute's 2010 technology watch list for health plans.

ECRI officials said the list represents important technologies and technology-related issues that private and public payers should pay close attention to in 2010.

The trends as listed are:

1. Genetic testing

2. Electronic medical records

3. Premium CT and ultra-high-field MRI

4. Radiation… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 30, 2009 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Is Peer Review Broken?


As published in GenomeWeb News please see excerpts from this provocative and thoughtful essay on the counter intuitive nature of using a "subjective" peer review system to judge the most important elements of an "objective" field such as science ...


.... It is a fundamental irony of science that a field created for and by people who… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 30, 2009 at 4:28pm — No Comments

BfA blog: Broadband Adoption is Critical for Healthcare Advances

While most of the discussion over public health these days surrounds the Congressional debate over health care reform, there are a number of advances in health care that have already been made, and could be further implemented with an increase in broadband access and adoption.

High-speed Internet access creates several advantages for both doctors and their patients. Patients can create a personal health file online that can be accessed by their primary doctors, specialists or… Continue

Added by Christine Stineman on November 30, 2009 at 11:44am — No Comments

The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army


The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army

by Gregg Jaffe and David Cloud.

The book is a fascinating insight into today's Army, written by Gregg Jaffe and David Cloud. Jaffe is the Pentagon correspondent for the Washington Post and… Continue

Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on November 30, 2009 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

How to Quantify Connectivity & Networking “Success”

Please see the link below for one example of how to measure the impact of an individuals publications, scientific collaborations, partnerships, scholarly output, quality of work, etc. The criteria used here is based on the network of collaborations that result, how many people one works with or brings into his or her specific arena of research (“Integrated semantic community platform). Clearly, the impact of a scientist’s work is more than simply the number of Google “hits”!.…


Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on November 28, 2009 at 10:15pm — No Comments

New Recommended Reading ... Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges


Please see below a video review by John Caddell, author of the "Customers Are Talking" blog, on Andrew McAfee's new book (November 2009) "Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools For Your Organization's Toughest Challenges." I think this is one of the best of a new genre of books on "Web 2.0", and how it can be interactively used to advance business "Global Brand Identification, "Thought Leadership", Collaboration and Communication.…


Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 26, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

US President Expected to Announce Afghanistan Policy Tuesday

U.S. news organizations say President Barack Obama plans to announce his new strategy for Afghanistan on Tuesday evening, during a prime-time television address.

The reports say the president is most likely to back a plan to send between 30,000 and 35,000 additional U.S. troops to the country.

The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan earlier this year told the president that up to 40,000 troops are needed to combat Taliban and al-Qaida militants in the region.…


Added by bloglist on November 26, 2009 at 9:29am — No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving ... From MedTech-IQ to You & Yours


As the U.S. members of MedTech-IQ enter the Thanksgiving season, please accept our best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous year ahead. This past year has been one of serious challenges. But, we are all still here and kicking.

Continue to fight the good fight ... Don't let "them" get you down ... Do let your family and friends know how much you appreciate them ... Eat Food ... Not too much .... Mostly plants… Continue

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

How to improve healthcare services with Visual Communication Technology

Mirial, the company providing visual communication software platforms I work for, recently released a whitepaper called "An interactive Visual Communication Architecture for Telehealth", focusing on how to design, engineer and deploy a best-practice interactive visual communication architecture for Telehealth services.

I think this document is quite interesting because it describes not only the technical aspects but also many evaluation and planning activities needed… Continue

Added by Cristoforo Mione on November 25, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Obama to Visit India Next Year

President Barack Obama has hailed bilateral relations with India, and says he has accepted an invitation to travel to the country next year.

Mr. Obama is hosting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House for the first state visit of his presidency.

The president said he and the prime minister made progress in talks on climate change, and will work together to fight terrorism and other transnational threats. He said the two countries can cooperate in…


Added by bloglist on November 24, 2009 at 4:04pm — No Comments

It was 20 years ago today....

Yes indeed. I remember it well. 22 November 1989 (10:15 AM). My first of six Congressional testimonies. Waxing poetic on the sorry state of Federal preparedness and response to disasters (this was just after both the catastrophic earthquakes in Armenia and San Francisco (Loma Prieta or "World Series" quake). If I had to give the same testimony today, there would be very little that I would change. Sad. But true. But it was the first real break in my "disastrous" career:…


Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on November 23, 2009 at 2:12pm — No Comments

For Younger Members of MedTech-IQ ... White House Fellowship Applications Available 1 January 2010.


Thank you to MedTech-IQ member, Elihu El El, for the link...

Founded in 1964, the White House Fellows program is one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.

Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 22, 2009 at 12:53pm — 2 Comments

Hacked E-mails Fuel Climate Change Skeptics

Hundreds of private e-mails and documents hacked from a computer server at a British university are causing a stir among global warming skeptics, who say they show that climate scientists conspired to overstate the case for a human influence on climate change.

The e-mails, attributed to prominent American and British climate researchers, include discussions of scientific data and whether it should be released, exchanges about how best to combat the arguments of skeptics, and casual… Continue

Added by bloglist on November 21, 2009 at 2:44am — No Comments

Banned Spammer ... MedTech-IQ User guide


Last night we experienced a spam attack from a member who had just joined MedTech-IQ, and immediately began a "search for true partnership" by emailing many of you. Though we have no problem with true companionship in general, that is not the purpose of this network. We have banned the spamming member.

MedTech-IQ is a Web 2.0 platform for academic "Pioneers", small business "Colonizers", established industry "Consolidators", and… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on November 20, 2009 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Interactive e-learning in Medicine - A study.

Small study on use of interactive e-learning in Medicine

Technology used- live interactive webcasting using a scan converter, mixer, and…

Added by Dr.Neelesh Bhandari on November 20, 2009 at 2:30am — No Comments

Scientists put interactive flu tracking at public's fingertips

Scientists put interactive flu tracking at public's fingertips. [Science Daily]

New methods of studying avian influenza strains and visually mapping their movement around the world will help scientists more quickly learn the behavior of the pandemic H1N1 flu virus, Ohio State University researchers say. The researchers linked many powerful computer systems together to analyze enormous amounts of genetic data collected from all publicly available isolated strains of the H5N1 virus --… Continue

Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on November 19, 2009 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Congressional Hearing Investigates H1N1 Preparedness, Vaccine Production

Congressional Hearing Investigates H1N1 Preparedness, Vaccine Production and ...[ABC News]

It is a very complicated process," Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Nicole Lurie said at the House Energy and…… Continue

Added by Eric K. Noji, M.D. on November 19, 2009 at 9:19pm — No Comments

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