We don’t know anything, really

We don’t know anything, really.

Top Healthcare Conversations of 2008

Many of the great healthcare thinkers and bloggers wrapped up 2008 with end-of-year considerations of the important developments in their fields, and some looked ahead with predictions for 2009.

A Google Custom Search for Health Memes

Are there any sources of disruptive healthcare innovation that should be added to the list?

HealthMemes, a new way to track disruptive innovation

Monday marks the soft launch of HealthcareNBIC's HealthMemes, a review of web conversations about disruptive innovations in healthcare. In our seminar and conference work, I've been trying to communicate the broad range of disciplines that are reforming healthcare from all the related disciplines of NBIC, nano-, bio-, info and cognitive sciences.

Check it out HealthMemes at IN3.ORG/health and tell me what you think. — Jack Powers

At SISO: A Twitter Feed for ConferenceIdeas

I’m speaking at the Society of Independent Show Organizers 2008 Executive Conference in Atlanta. (Slide links to come.) In addition to discussing this year’s SISO Web Awards, I’m presenting a talk with Carl Pugh of Radius Events on "Developing Your Conference Program for Fun and Profit." Among the things we’ll be talking about is live blogging and tweeting from conferences, so I’ve set up a Twitter account called "ConferenceIdeas". Follow it and send your conference comments to @ConferenceIdeas via Twitter.

Best Case and Worst Case for Google Health: Ten Years Ahead

On the face of it, Google Health released this month in beta is just another personal medical record system similar to a hundred others including Microsoft’s HealthVault.
But Google has designed a specifically open health record: providers,
payers and all kinds of service companies can use the published
Application Programmer Interface to link their data to your Google
health file.

Since Google is not a healthcare provider, the privacy
restrictions of HIPPA, the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996 don’t apply. Health IT security guru Fred Trotter describes why this is a good thing,
and we went brainstorming to see how open architecture might affect
wellness, sex, eldercare, insurance and other health concerns.

Read Google Health 2018: Best Case Scenarios.

Read Google Health 2018: Worst Case Scenarios.

The glass is half-full or half-empty. Add your comments on the www.HealthcareNBIC.org blog. 

Google Health 2018: Best — and Worst — Case Scenarios

We went brainstorming to see how open architecture might affect wellness, sex, eldercare, insurance and other health concerns.

OLED Rapture

A Slate reporter is entranced by OLED.

Skinny TVs

You can’t be too thin or too rich, they say, and the latest developments in flat panel displays for home TVs illustrate how far things have gotten. At 35mm, Hitachi’s UT Series (top) is billed as the world’s thinnest LCD. Even thinner is Sony’s XEL-1, the new OLED (organic light emitting diode) display.