Politics of the Social Web

Following and in some cases consulting/helping in US elections. The impact on the healthcare business and planning is huge. Thought this map of social sites by political affiliation was fascinating.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=280462138740798&set=a.280462132074132.67431.255300841256928&type=1&theater

West Nile outbreak now 2nd worst on record

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 4,531 cases have been reported this year, the highest number since the record outbreak of 2003, when 9,862 cases were reported.
http://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL1E8LHDA120121017

Life Technologies Acquires Compendia Bioscience

With all those now insured (again the idea with ACA is to cover people like the 40million who were not instead of saying hey if you get sick go to ER). New merging of informatics and MDx profiles = SCREENING and will be a huge market based on the numbers and one that will SAVE lives and money. Nice move by Life... http://ir.lifetechnologies.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=711813

Redefining Medicine With Apps and iPads - The Digital Doctor


The history of medicine is defined by advances born of bioscience. But never before has it been driven to this degree by digital technology.
The proliferation of gadgets, apps and Web-based information has given clinicians — especially young ones like Dr. Rajkomar, who is 28 — a black bag of new tools: new ways to diagnose symptoms and treat patients, to obtain and share information, to think about what it means to be both a doctor and a patient.


Redefining Medicine With Apps and iPads - The Digital Doctor - NYTimes.com

Fungal meningitis cases rise

Centers for Disease Control: Number of confirmed US fungal meningitis cases rises to 47 in 7 states; no new deaths - @Reuters