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Back To School: Microsoft And Tampa Schools Launch Digital Education Initiative
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Tampa, FL for "Back to School with Microsoft," a fun, educational, and successful event that trained more than 500 local educators in a wide variety of technology skills useful in their classrooms. This is part of Microsoft's nationwide effort to modernize...
17 Aug 2012
The Un-Doctor: How Health Technology Is Enabling Initial Medical Diagnoses In Your Home
Guest post by Gary Danoff, an Account Executive with Microsoft focusing on the Department of Defense medical community, where he seeks ways to help the government improve patient care while saving taxpayer dollars. Baby boomers reading this will probably remember the old 7-UP commercials declaring...
29 Jun 2011
Is Gainesville the Silicon Valley of the Southeast?
At the University of Florida - perhaps best known for its championship Gators football teams - innovation isn't the first thing on people's minds. But that football team famously invented what you now know as Gatorade. And now they're building Innovation Square , which they hope spearheads their town...
10 Apr 2012
Injured In Space: NASA Astronauts Need Cheap, Light, Simple Medical Devices
This is a guest post by Brandon Glenn, the Ohio bureau chief for MedCity News , where this article first appeared. Reprinted with permission. Astronauts can encounter lots of potential health risks during long space flights. And those risks are exacerbated by a lack of access to physicians, limited...
27 Apr 2012
Microsoft Bing And The San Francisco Education Fund Host A Screening Of 'Waiting for Superman'
Guest post by Cameron Evans, the Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Education. Read more of his thoughts on Waiting for Superman at his personal blog, HIGHER INNOVATION ( http://www.higherinnovation.com/ ). When it debuted, Waiting for Superman received a lot of buzz. A documentary about failures...
20 Jun 2011
What Healthcare Innovators Can Learn From Intelligence Community Geeks
At the recent MedCity CONVERGE health innovation summit , a panel discussion about online collaboration opined that many "futuristic" innovations in health and life sciences already exist, but are simply not part of the regular workflow of doctors, bioscientists, and other health professionals. To tweak...
18 Jul 2012
Young Inventors, Makers, And Doers: Where Will 'Generation Innovation' Come From?
Politicians talk a lot about how America needs more innovators and inventors. Everyone from prominent CEOs to the President is demanding a next generation of young leaders in science, math, engineering, and technology. Where will they come from, though? GOOD and Common Five have a terrific infographic...
16 Feb 2012
MedCity's CONVERGE Summit Gathers U.S. Health And Life Sciences Innovators in Philadelphia
On July 10th, MedCityNews.com hosted their inaugural CONVERGE summit for healthcare innovation in Philadelphia, hosting roughly 200 people from across the health industry, including healthcare providers, insurance and related businesses, biotech, and pharma, mixed with a healthy dose of IT people. As...
17 Jul 2012
Report: Big Pharma Needs More Open Innovation
This is a guest post by Deanna Pogorelc, a staff writer at MedCity News, where this article first appeared . Reprinted with permission. Over the next few years, we’ll likely be seeing more stories along the lines of Merck’s $90 million translational research center for scientists, entrepreneurs...
25 Jun 2012
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