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Nanomedicine - A Key Component to the Future of Medicine

Nanotechnology is making fast advances in medicine. I have written about it before here and in "The Future of Medicine - Megatrends in Healthcare." A nanometer is one billionth of a meter. New science and technology based on the nanometer refers to the ability to manipulate individual atoms and molecules to build machines on a scale of nanometers or to create materials and structures from the bottom up with novel properties.…


Added by Stephen C Schimpff on October 29, 2013 at 11:43am — No Comments

Medical Affairs Role in Pharmaceutical Companies

The Medical affairs groups are a growing vital sector in today's bio pharmaceutical industry in providing hospital consultants, key opinion leaders (KOL's), regulatory agencies and healthcare professionals with scientific and medical information relating to the value and correct usage of the products.

Medical affairs personnel strive for the highest scientific integrity so as to produce…


Added by Worksure Medpharma on May 20, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

A Workshop: What Is the Universe of a Universal Health Language?

This workshop, to be held in San Diego, will examine the theoretical and practical implications of implementing a Universal Health Language, as recommended in the 2010 report of the President's Council on Science and Technology. It is open to all interested parties, at a registration fee of $250.

We also are seeking corporate sponsors for this event at the $5,000 level.

Further information is available at: …


Added by Nancy Tomich on June 10, 2013 at 1:15pm — No Comments



Please find excellent interview by Kathleen GoolsbyManaging Editor, SandHill.Com, of Tim Yeaton, President and CEO, Black Duck…


Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 16, 2013 at 8:25am — No Comments

You Are Not Your Doctor’s Customer – But You Can Do Something About It

Our care is generally good in the United States but not as good as it could be nor as good as it should be. There are multiple problems to consider. 

First, ours is a medical care system not a health care system. We focus on disease once it has occurred but give relatively little attention to maintaining health and developing wellness. 

Clearly there is a need for greater attention to disease prevention and health promotion.  Second, our sytem developed over many decades to…


Added by Stephen C Schimpff on October 1, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Medical Megatrends Stem Cells – Part III

A cure for spinal cord injury? Diabetes? Macular degeneration?  Hope or just hype?

There are now some clinical trials using embryonic stem cells to treat serious diseases for which no other good therapy is currently available. But this is just the beginning of a major medical megatrend that will blossom forth in the coming years.

Embryonic stem cells are present after a fertilized egg divides for two or three days. They have the seemingly miraculous ability to turn into…


Added by Stephen C Schimpff on August 28, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments

MedTechIQ Member ... Actuated Medical ... Obtains FDA Clearance for Tubeclear System!


Please see press release from MedTechIQ Member, Maureen Mulvihill, President and CEO, Actuated Medical.  

Congratulations to Maureen, Roger and the whole Actuated team.






For more information:

Maureen L. Mulvihill,…


Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on August 6, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments

OSEHRA Board Member, Dr John Halamka Blogs on 17-18 October 2012, 1st Annual OSEHRA Open Source EHR Summit & Workshop


Please see link below to OSEHRA Board Member, Dr. John D. Halamaka's widely read "Life as a Healthcare CIO" blog.  

As you are probably aware, Dr Halamka is Chief Information Officer Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman of the New…


Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on August 6, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Medical Megatrends – Stem Cells – Part II of III

Imagine a man with a recent severe heart attack who has the muscle repaired with stem cells or a child with a severe bladder defect repaired with stem cells grown on a biodegradable scaffold. Sounds like science fiction but these are actual clinical studies in progress today.

Stem cell therapies promise to be one of those scientific breakthroughs that will have an enormous impact on health care in the future. Stem cells will bring us closer to the goal of personalized medicine,…


Added by Stephen C Schimpff on July 29, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Looking for experienced Medical or Technology salesperson--West Palm Beach Area

Medical Messenger is growing! We are looking for an experienced inside B to B salesperson. Preference will be given to those applicants with 1-3 years of medical or technology sales experience. Email me at for immediate consideration.

Added by Seth Golbe on August 2, 2012 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Andreessen Horowitz swings for the GitHub fences with $100 Million Series A Venture Investment


Please see link below to article in "Upstart Business Journal" on the recent $100 Million Series A investment in GitHub made by one of Silicon Valley's hottest venture capital firms Andressssen Horowitz.

As it probably goes without saying, a $100 million is an outsized early stage venture investment.  It is my understanding that GitHub had refused outside money to this point.  A typical Series A investment would usually range between $3 to $6…


Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on July 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Are A Major Threat – Preventing Transmission is Critical

Imagine a person that develops an acute problem that requires hospitalization and even a time in the ICU. Serious but something that modern medical care can deal with and cure. Until …the patient now develops an unexpected serious infection and despite excellent and appropriate medical care, dies. Unfortunately this scenario is all too common in today’s hospitals.


More than 100,000 Americans die each year from hospital acquired infections; that is the infection developed only…


Added by Stephen C Schimpff on July 4, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Can You Get a Prompt Appointment With Your Doctor?

Having trouble getting an early appointment with a doctor? It’s a common problem. Here is one company’s proposed solution.

It takes an average of 20.5 days to get an appointment with a physician, according to a study by Merritt Hawkins & Associates and related to me by the principals at ZocDoc, a startup company. That’s a long time. ZocDoc aims to fix that problem with a rapid appointment scheduled on line.

Perhaps your need is not urgent in the classical sense but imagine…


Added by Stephen C Schimpff on June 15, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments

ONC Nominations Sought for Federal HIT (Health Information Technology) Advisory Committees


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) is seeking nominations for the HIT Policy and Standards Committees.  I am confident that there are members of the MedTechIQ community who have unique perspectives and experience that highly qualify them for consideration.  

Both committees advise ONC on issues related to the adoption and meaningful use of Electronic Health…


Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on June 2, 2012 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Integrative Medicine Part IV - Preventive Aging

Does old age necessarily mean declining health and cognition or can one age gracefully with a high quality of life? 

This was another topic discussed at the recent Health and Wellness conference organized by the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine.  Steven Gambert, MD, Professor of Medicine and Surgery and Director of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center described preventive aging. Here…


Added by Stephen C Schimpff on May 29, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments

OSEHRA Makes Available New Patient Information Software - Janus 4.0 Graphical User Interface Launched As Open Source Software


Please find below a press release announcing the contribution of the JANUS graphical user interface  to the OSEHRA (Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent) code repository, OSEHRA Janus Announcement.  

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) funded OSEHRA was launched last fall and now has over 900 software developers, programmers and researchers using…


Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 25, 2012 at 6:57am — No Comments

“An HIT Solution for Clinical Care and Disaster Planning: How One Health Center in Joplin, MO Survived a Tornado and Avoided an Information Disaster”


Thank you to MedTechIQ member Neal Neuberger for bringing this important article to our…


Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 23, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Integrative Medicine - Part I

Can integrative medicine add value to standard western practices? Some would say absolutely not; others point to new scientific evidence that demonstrates the value of specific modalities in specific situations.


Health care is complex, expensive and often depersonalizing. It shouldn’t be. At the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine, the staff focuses on evaluating and involving complementary medicine into traditional…


Added by Stephen C Schimpff on May 11, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Genomics – a Revolution in Medicine – Part 2

In the previous post I discussed the field of pharmacogenomics. Today I will focus on

            Disease classification

            Disease prognostication

            Early and rapid diagnosis

            Prediction of diseases to develop later in life


Genomics is proving to be very valuable in disease classification, especially with cancer. A pathologist’s evaluation looking at a microscopic slide has been the basis for most cancer…


Added by Stephen C Schimpff on April 17, 2012 at 11:23am — No Comments

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Added by Don Weissman, MD on April 12, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

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