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A Lesson In Interoperability With Malcolm Gladwell

Rajiv Leventhal | Healthcare Informatics | February 11, 2014

On Feb. 6 at the HCI-DC 2014 in Washington, D.C.—a public conference co-hosted by the Gary and Mary West Health Institute (WHI) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)—Malcolm Gladwell, journalist, bestselling author, and speaker, gave three lessons in culture, framing and consequence in relation to interoperability in healthcare. Read More »

CAV Systems Appoints Roy Timor-Rousso as CEO

Press Release | CAV Systems | October 27, 2019

CAV Systems Ltd recently appointed Roy Timor-Rousso to the role of Chief Executive Officer with the primary mission of shifting the company’s strategic direction to international markets...CAV Systems Ltd is engaged in the delivery of enterprise applications in the ERP, banking, and tourism sectors in its home market in Israel. The company is also known for delivering unique solutions in the healthcare sector in the USA flowing from its extensive experience and unique software tools that bridge MUMPS-based systems with systems based on prevailing technologies, particularly relational databases. Read More »

CAV Systems to participate in HIMSS 2019 MarketConnect

Press Release | CAV Systems Ltd | February 7, 2019

Uri Schor, Chief Technology Officer of CAV Systems Ltd, a leading enterprise software company from Israel, will be attending the HIMSS 2019 Global Conference & Exhibition, February 11 – 15, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. CAV Systems will be participating in MarketConnect, a matchmaking platform created as a collaboration between HIMSS and the Health 2.0 Innovation Team. MarketConnect is designed to break down the barriers of tech adoption within large health systems by directly connecting today’s leading tech companies with pre-qualified executives interested in commercial partnerships.

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Halamka's Dispatch from Israel

This week Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker led a trip of clinicians, industry leaders, government officials, academics, and entrepreneurs to visit Israel (not at taxpayer expense) on a mission to establish Massachusetts as an incubator for the US growth of Israeli companies. I represented the healthcare IT innovation work we’re doing at Beth Israel Deaconess and Harvard Medical School. Israel is a remarkable place. With 8 million people in a nation the size of New Jersey situated in an unstable part of the world, Israel has no choice but to be a start up nation, creating companies that generate economic impact world wide...

Israeli Team's Prosthetic Fin Saves 'Freedom' The Turtle

Alon Bernstein | Start-Up Israel | May 17, 2014

A badly injured sea turtle’s prospects are looking up — thanks to a new prosthetic fin designed by an Israeli team and modeled after the wings of a US fighter jet.

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June 2013 Contributor Of The Month: Tobin Greensweig

Michael Downey | OpenMRS | June 11, 2013

Each month we select one of our many impressive volunteer OpenMRS contributors and highlight them here, to share their experiences and help others learn more about the others involved in the project. In June, community manager Michael Downey chats with Tobin Greensweig and learn more about his OpenMRS contributions and his work and studies in the Middle East. Read More »

Knowledge Unlatched Make Open Access Open for Trade Partners

Press Release | Knowledge Unlatched | June 28, 2016

Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is partnering with a number of sales agents specializing in library sales to better promote its Open Access offering to libraries. Starting in September, countries including Austria, Germany, Italy, Israel, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Turkey will be covered by three different partners: Schweitzer, Karger Libri and Casalini Libri will join KU’s long-standing partner LYRASIS and include information Knowledge Unlatched into their outreach towards librarians in their core markets...

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Open Access Genetic Screening for Hereditary Breast Cancer Is Feasible and Effective

Press Release | European Society of Human Genetics | May 26, 2017

Ashkenazi Jewish women are known to have a predisposition to the inherited breast cancers BRCA1 and BRCA2, but currently genetic testing in this group is limited to women affected by breast and ovarian cancers and those who are unaffected but have a family history of the disease. Ms Sari Lieberman, a genetic counsellor at the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, Jerusalem, Israel, will tell the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics tomorrow (Sunday) that offering open-access BRCA testing to Ashkenazi women unaffected by cancer, regardless of their family history, enables the identification of carriers who would otherwise have been missed...

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Research Symbiosis Makes Mathematical Crystal Ball to Gaze into Future of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Press Release | University of Colorado Cancer Center | August 4, 2017

The chemotherapy docetaxel is widely accepted as a standard therapy for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. But 10-20 percent of patients will have adverse side effects that force discontinuation of treatment. These patients may have been better off with another treatment in the first place, but who’s to know before trying the drug which patients will go on to experience debilitating side effects? A crowdsourced competition asked this as an open question. Today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Clinical Cancer Informatics, competition organizers and participating teams report their findings...

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The Stuxnet Leaker Might Be the General Credited with Getting It Started

Abby Ohlheiser | The Atlantic Wire | June 27, 2013

The Obama administration's investigation into the leak of classified information on Stuxnet, a U.S. cyberattack targeting Iran's nuclear programs, has zeroed in on retired Marine General James Cartwright. As in, the general credited with presenting the idea of Stuxnet to the White House in the first place.

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Using 3D Printers to Tackle Gaza's Medical Shortages

Mersiha Gadzo | Aljazeera | September 5, 2017

The stethoscope, a staple device in modern medicine, is a luxury item in Gaza. At Gaza's largest hospital, al-Shifa, there are only one or two stethoscopes in each department; doctors left without one resort to pressing their ears against patients' chests to diagnose an illness. "That would be the best-case scenario," Canadian doctor Tarek Loubani told Al Jazeera. "If someone's full of blood, most doctors aren't going to put their ears to the chest. So, doctors are making decisions without that piece of information"...

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VA Purchases an Additional 20 ReWalk Exoskeleton Systems for First Ever Multi-Center Exoskeleton Clinical Trials

Press Release | ReWalk Robotics Ltd. | May 5, 2016

ReWalk Robotics Ltd...announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ("VA") has purchased an additional 20 ReWalk Personal Systems to support initiation of their national multi-center clinical trial. The VA clinical trial is the first-ever U.S. study to examine the impact of exoskeleton use in the home or daily life setting. The study will include 160 participants across the country, with six VA medical centers participating in the first phase across California, Florida, Massachusetts, Texas and Virginia...

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