Your Friday 'short subjects' (updated 21 Jan)

Changing of the guard at Continua Health Alliance: Clint McClellan, board member and Qualcomm’s Senior Director of Development, announced as president and chairman of the board of directors at their annual Brussels symposium. This also marks the changing of the guard from Intel, which provided the two previous presidents, Rick Cnossen (who remains on the board) and David Whitlinger. Chuck Parker remains executive director. Cleveland Clinic announced the Center for Personalized Healthcare, to focus on patient-physician collaboration with the use of healthcare IT: specifically the identification, analysis, adoption and integration of select new services and technologies for personalized care. Veeva Systems, a CRM provider for life science sales teams, released Veeva iRep, the first iPad customer relationship management (CRM)/closed loop marketing (CLM) software (translation: drug presentations to doctors) in conjunction with marketing agency Intouch Solutions. What this may mean? The iPad: Now Poised to Steal Drug Sales Reps’ Jobs as they become glorified messengers. Cardiocom snags second award, the first annual ‘TMCnet Smart Health Excellence Award’, for the Commander Telehealth System.[Frost & Sullivan award, TA 14 Jan] Also recognized: Meru Networks’ enterprise Wi-Fi (which collaborated with Healthsense in a senior living facility, TA 9 Dec). TMCNet claims to be the world’s leading communications and technology website; it certainly has the longest website tab menu Ed. Donna has ever seen.