Tag: Announcements

CCR Symposium: Current and Future Uses for Health Data Exchange

The Massachusetts Medical Society will hold a symposium next month called the "Current and Future Uses for Health Data Exchange." Adam Bosworth, former VP of Google Health and CEO of his new start-up, Keas, Inc., will be the keynote speaker.

The Sept. 13 symposium is intended for a non-technical audience of providers, administrators, and standards professionals who have an interest in the exchange of networked personal health data and information.

The all-day event near Boston costs $125, whcih includes breakfast and lunch. Seating is limited to under 200 due to the size of the amphitheater. For more information visit the Medical society’s Website.

HELP WANTED: Zimmerman seeks revenue consultant

Zimmerman research and consulting firm seeks a self-motivated and goal-oriented revenue cycle consultant to join its team in providing best practice installation/consulting services to hospitals nationally.

Qualified individuals should have a 3 to 5 years experience working in the hospital and healthy system setting as well as a bachelor’s or master’s degree in health care administration or finance. The position requires extensive travel and includes a lucrative compensation package.

View the full job description here. Please send your resume and cover letter including salary requirements to

RWJF launches new Web section to share quality strategies


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched a new section on its Web site last
week aimed at sharing best practices for improving health care. The new Quality/Equality portion is full of engaging multimedia features and includes an expansive library of interventions and tools, resources and videos.

“We know that spreading the best practices and lessons learned from these programs will require a combination of several things, one of which had to do with creating useful, accessible content from these program experiences directly aimed at the people we want to make the change—the doctors, nurses, policymakers, and leaders who are at the front lines of improving health care," said Minna Jung, Foundation spokeswoman.

"We don’t know yet if offering this content will help engage bigger audiences in improving health care quality for all Americans," she said. "But we feel we’ve got to try to do this type of web outreach, and do it well,"



Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, has immediate openings for seasoned Product
Managers to support product development for Web and digital products aimed at consumers and employees.The product manager plays a key role in ensuring the strategic direction, design and on-time delivery of Mayo Clinic Health Solution’s online products including,, Mayo Clinic Health Assessment, Symptom Checker, Expert Blogs and other social/new media, and mobile applications.

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In Indian hospital care, the past and future co-exist

Walking through the government-run Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad, India feels like stepping back 50 years in time. The nurses wear white dresses with those funny paper napkin hats. Exhausted people overflow the stuffy waiting rooms. Family members sleep and eat on the hallway floors while waiting for their sick loved ones, who lie on thin cots crammed together like sardines in the dim wards. Indiaflag_2

Before you get the impression that this scene depicts all health care in India, follow me to Rainbow Children’s Hospital or Apollo Health City located an hour away in the most affluent neighborhood of this city of 7 million. These corporate hospitals offer sparkling clean facilities, the latest technologies and even luxuries like flat-screen televisions in the super-deluxe patient rooms.

Apollo is the largest hospital corporation in Asia and a significant player in the international medical tourism industry. On a recent sweltering afternoon, Radhey Mohan, general manager of international patient services, gave me a tour of Apollo’s Hyderabad campus and told me about future plans to expand Apollo’s medical tourism business.

While these corporate hospitals offer state-of-the-art medical services
to foreigners seeking a bargain, such care is a dream for most

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The Innovation xChange

THCB is proud to welcome our latest sponsor: Humana and This site would not be possible without the generous backing of corporate sponsors like Humana. So we’d like to thank them – as well as all of our other wonderful sponsors – for their very kind support.

When you have a moment pop over to Change Now 4 Health and have a look at the very clever innovation contest they’ve organized. You can send in your brilliant ideas in one of the following four areas: (1). Helping Consumers Make Smarter Health Care Decisions, (2) Simplifying the Business of Health Care, (3.) Preventing Sickness and Maintaining Health, (4.) General Innovations in Health Care. 

You’ll also be able to read other people’s entries and comment on them. User-Generated Content at its finest! Top finalists will be eligible for three $10,000 prizes and possible additional support from the Humana Innovation Center. The official contest lingo:

Do you want to improve the U.S. health care system? Or at least be part of the much-needed dialogue? If you have ideas or solutions to improve the system, submit your ideas through ChangeNow4Health  Innovation xChange and you can win up to $10,000 or have your ideas published in the e-book,
Tomorrow’s Health Care. 

The Innovation xChange is looking for practical ideas and suggestions for improving the health care system. All participants in the system, from providers and health plans to consumers and government, are encouraged to join in the discussion.

All entries submitted on ChangeNow4Health will be open to comments and voting by the coalition’s communities. The top 20 entries will be published in ChangeNow4Health’s e-book, Tomorrow’s Health Care, and up to three finalists will be awarded  $10,000 each.

In addition, Humana Inc., a founding member of the coalition, will consider the top
        award-winners for a joint venture with the company’s Innovation Center, to incubate the winning idea and bring it to reality.  Winners will be announced by August 31, 2008.

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Seventh Annual Information Therapy Conference

WIxRED: Next Generation Patient-Centered Care As we engage in a national debate about the directions of health care reform, many experts agree that patient-centered care and health information technology (HIT) are critical elements of our future delivery system. The 2008 Information Therapy (Ix®) Conference at the sensational new Newseum will provide a fabulous venue for a national dialog on the intersection of patient-centered care and HIT. On June 12-13, the 7th annual Ix Conference will challenge health care leaders to seize the opportunity for enhanced patient-centered care and system redesign by integrating Ix initiatives into HIT implementation. Click here to learn more.

HEALTH 2.0 San Francisco

If you missed Health 2.0 San Diego last month or last year’s sold-out Health 2.0 User-Generated Healthcare in San Francisco, here’s your chance. Early bird passes for Health 2.0 San Francisco are now on sale. Buy your passes now and you’ll save significantly over our regular rates.  Only 150 will be made available at this rate, so if you’re seriously considering coming you probably should act now to secure a spot.  We’ll be at the Marriott San Francisco downtown. The event will kick off on the evening of October 21st and run through the evening of the 23rd. 

We’re expecting an even larger crowd than last September – around a thousand – so Health 2.0 San Francisco 2008 promises to be the place to be if you’re involved in this space, an investor or looking to connect with industry insiders. You’ll get the low down on new Web 2.0 technologies like social networking, blogs, podcasts and specialized search as well as an overview of new healthcare and wellness tools and services. Speakers will include leaders from Google, Microsoft, WebMD, Sermo, Daily Strength, Patients Like Me, Organized Wisdom, Health Central, Revolution Health and many more.

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Health 2.0 Unconference NL

The first European Health 2.0 Unconference is happening this Saturday in Amsterdam, and we have a location folks! We’ll be brainstorming, cloudtagging, liveblogging and all that jazz. What is our (Dutch) definition of Health 2.0? Come, define, share at the first Health 2.0 Unconference in Europe. The Health 2.0 Unconference NL has 4 amazing sponsors and a great crowd of healthcare, media, social networking, web, communications/marketing, and creative types. Thanks to The Decision Group, KNMP (Royal Dutch Pharmaceutical Foundation), Twynstra Gudde, and Bubble Foundry for getting this off the ground in just 3 weeks.

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