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Calendar: Project HealthDesign

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has announced a new call for
proposals for Project HealthDesign: Rethinking the Power and Potential
of Personal Health Records, a $10-million national program to stimulate
innovations in personal health information technology.  Project
HealthDesign will host the second of its informational web seminars for
potential applicants on
May 7th.  For more information and to register: http://www.projecthealthdesign.org

Community: SharpBrains Releases 2009 Market Report

SharpBrains is pleased to announce the release of The State of the Brain Fitness Software Market 2009 report, their second annual comprehensive market analysis of the US market for computerized cognitive assessment and training tools.  Designed for decision-makers at healthcare, insurance, research, public policy, investment and technology organizations this report contains important information concerning developments in the brain fitness and cognitive health space.

The report this year expands to 150+ pages, and has added several new chapters:- Results from a market survey with 2,000+ respondents (decision-makers and early adopters)
– A proprietary Market & Research Momentum Matrix to categorize 21 key vendors into four categories
– 10 Research Executive Briefs written by leading scientists at prominent research labs
– An analysis of the level of clinical validation per product and cognitive domain

This insightful report will be available through direct purchase at a reduced rate for THCB readers strating May 7th, 2009.

Community:  Online Bone Marrow DriveStudents at Yale Medical School are working to help a classmate, Natasha Collins, who has recurrent leukemia and requires a bone marrow transplant.  The students have organized an online bone marrow drive, and achieved some degree of publicity via Facebook, YouTube, and local media coverage.  Natasha's case is complicated by her multi-ethnic background and highlights the need for increased bone marrow donation. 

Job Post: Transplant Cardiologist

Do you desire the opportunity to start a program at a large,
academic medical center? If so, Orlando Health will help you elevate
your career!  Our 1,780-bed health system is establishing a Heart
Transplant Program that will be dependent upon having a strong
transplant cardiologist like you as a part of our team.  Orlando Health
is a healthcare organization with a seven-hospital, community-based
network that includes the region's only Level One Trauma Center. As an
Employer of Choice, Orlando Health’s Transplant Program is considered a
key piece of a multidimensional, comprehensive – and viable – cardiac
care center for the Central Florida Region. You’ll serve as the Primary
Cardiac Transplant Physician building the transplant program.

To discuss this very specialized position, contact Dr. Falk, Chief Academic Medical Officer, atjay.falk@orlandohealth.com or 407.237.6324.

Calendar: Capstone Conference: Fresh thinking on health care reform

The Capstone Conference: Fresh Thinking on Health
Care Reform will bring together influential health care reform
professionals from academia, industry and government for a day of
presentations and discussion. The Conference represents the culminating
activity of the FRESH-Thinking Project, which has conducted eight
workshops over three years on health care reform. 

The conference will be held Thursday, May 14, 2009 at the Quadrus
Conference Center, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA from 9:30 am –
5:30 pm

Continue reading about the Capstone Conference.

Classified: iConecto Delivers Engagement

spent $6.7 billion dollars on video Gaming4Health in 2007. iConecto
is the expert in applying health e-games, social media, virtual worlds and
immersive simulations for better health and performance.  The “Health eGames Market Report” is available now… contact
info@iConecto.com.  Visit www.Gaming4Health.com for news and

Job Post: Causality Inc.

We are seeking a full-time partner/investor to build a new company
dramatically improves the way millions of patients learn and shop
online. We address a $70 billion market. Our current team consists of
seasoned entrepreneurs, technologists and physicians from Google
(Teams: Health, Search & Foundation), Stanford Graduate School of
Business, UCSF Medical School and former high-ranking government
officials from CDC/HHS. As a founding CTO, will initially assist with
VC presentations, partner meetings, technical collateral creation and
overall technical direction. With funding, you will hire the
engineering team. If you are an investor, we currently accrue
consistent technical progress and have our first hires (and other
investors) on standby.

Continue reading "Job Post: Causality Inc. "

Announcements: Nudging people to better health with innovation

Are you helping people make better health choices?

If you care about encouraging choices that promote healthy living, we want to hear from you. Ashoka’s Changemakers is collaborating with the Pioneer Portfolio of
the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to launch a global search for
“nudges” – innovative little pushes—that help people make better
decisions regarding their own health and the health of others.

Do you know innovators who work to help people make choices that
improve their health? By nominating them, you will provide them the
opportunity to promote their projects on a global platform and get
connected with potential funding. To learn more visit here.

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  1. the healthcare market place is a huge joke the system is always down i have been trying to submit my application for over a month now. that’s just sad.