Sick’em More Institute

The Sycamore Institute, a nonpartisan public policy research center for Tennessee, seeks a full-time Policy Analyst to join its bipartisan team.

My wife wants me to make something perfectly clear: Choose Ed, choose Ed!

Importance of Payor Influence

Medical Banking Blog (from back in the day) Launch News from 2007
2010 HIMSS Recap
Google: “medical banking”

Importance of understanding the actual Information Technology Involved

[RE: Conmergence] Perhaps the ultimate HIT wonk blog? Sometimes Ed Dodds’ posts are long and thoughtful, sometimes he re-posts public notices, or puts in a two-word recommendation to an external site. Lots and lots of long lists of names, chapters, external links, etc., leave you in a quagmire of thought you wish you had time to slog around in. The net result is kind of like opening up Rain Man’s cranium and watching the neurons fire as he counts the toothpicks in slow motion.
the HIT Transition Weblog (comments from back in the day)

Business Process Management Plus (BPM+ Health) Industry Workshop [Tuesday & Wednesday, September 24 – 25, 2019]

Importance of Knowing the True Obstacles

Health Insurance and Pharma CEO Compensation on the Wayback Machine

Importance of Networks (Experts)

Neo4j Connects Healthcare using Open Data
Go to the money shot where Shi* can identify the opioid vending machine doctor *Yaqi Shi, Data Scientist at Clover Health

EARN is a nationwide network of research, policy, and public engagement organizations fighting, state by state, for an economy that works for everyone.

LinkedIn Connections to date: 29,385

I admin the Technology Nashville (6,600 members) and Medical Banking (600+ members) groups on LinkedIn. viewed by folks using 11,800+ ISPs, 130+ languages, 170+ nations.

Ed’s ability to research and locate relevant and insightful connections and potential technology linkages is uncanny and at times seems almost preordained. He is also a great pleasure to work with and a great facilitator. July 29, 2005
David R.R. Webber

Importance of Networks (Data Moving)

Third National Research Platform Workshop posted by Dana Brunson

The Discovering Dengue Drugs – Together project webcast replay

On August 12, 2011, Dr. Robert Malmstrom provided an update for The Discovering Dengue Drugs – Together project via webcast. Here are the links to the webcast and the related question and answer session.

On August 12, 2011, Dr. Robert Malmstrom from The University of Texas Medical Branch conducted a live webcast, where he provided an update on the Discovering Dengue Drugs – Together project.

Dr. Malmstrom provided an excellent update on The Discovering Dengue Drugs – Together project, which has been running on World Community Grid since 2007.

GridKa School 2009 Attendees

Some GridKa School 2009 Abstracts available here.

surname first name organisation institute / project
Jurczyk Melchior Student HS Mannheim  
Castejón Francisco CIEMAT Fusion
Nilsson Daniel Chalmers University of Technology  
Zurek Marian CERN ETICS
Aktas Adil Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg Physikalisches Institut
Abad Rodriguez Andres CERN  
Knese Karsten SCC, KIT  
Zimmer Artur KIT SCC
Mehl Jeron KIT SCC
Stegmann Jens Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim TextGrid
Jäger Axel KIT SCC
Haberhauer Franz Sun Microsystems GmbH  
Braune Stephan Leibniz Universität Hannover, RRZN GDI-Grid
DAVID Romaric Université de Strasbourg Project Euforia
Poghosyan Gevorg Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe SCC
walker rodney LMU ATLAS
Ressmann Doris Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (KIT) SCC
Dres Helmut KIT SCC
Halstenberg Silke KIT SCC
Möller Klaus DFN-CERT Services GmbH  
Floros Evangelos GRNET S.A. EGEE
Jin Xin Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen OptiNum-Gridprojekt
Langner Anja KIT SCC
Finston Laurence Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH, Göttingen OptiNum Grid Project
Ratnikova Natalia KIT EKP
Millar Paul DESY dCache
Pattloch Marcus DFN-Verein  
Metsch Thijs Sun Microsystems  
Kemp Yves DESY  
Jung Christopher SCC/KIT HGF Alliance ‘Physics on the Terascale’
Jrad Foued KIT SCC / D-Grid
Gagliardi Fabrizio Microsoft  
Sutter Michael KIT IPE
Skole Christian KIT EKP
Hanisch Tim Uni Karlsruhe ekp
Bonsch Markus KIT ekp
Gómez Antonio CIEMAT  
Stotzka Rainer KIT-FZK ipe / Grid Computing / EUFORIA-Meeting at IPE
Del Linz Andrea Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. (ELETTRA) DORII
Gabriel Sven NIKHEF  
Gutschera Max Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe IPE
Spieß Norbert Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe IPE
Schlichting Frank Sun Microsystems GmbH  
Neuberger Patrick Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe IPE
Götter Michael Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe IPE
Reißer Sabine KIT SCC
Berger Joram KIT  
Dichev Kiril HLRS  
Mol Xavier Karlsruhe Institue of Technology Steinbuch Centre for Computing
Verena Geißelmann SCC/KIT  
Fedynitch Anatoli II. Physikalisches Institut, Univ. Goettingen  
Landhäußer Andreas T-Systems Solutions for Research GmbH HPC eScience
Bonn Matthias KIT/SCC SCC
Baun Christian Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH Institut für Wissenschaftliches Rechnen
Wolf Matthias Universität Karlsruhe (TH) EKP
Stober Fred-Markus KIT EKP
Zeise Manuel Universität Karlsruhe EKP
Krauß Peter Universität Karlsruhe EKP
Hackstein Christoph KIT IEKP
Oberst Oliver KIT SCC / IEKP
Tsigenov Oleg RWTH – Aachen  
Heiss Andreas KIT  
Schaefer Jan DESY IT
Baranova Tatjana DESY IT
Schwarz Kilian GSI ALICE
Troendle Daniel KIT EKP
Richling Sabine Universität Heidelberg  
Seifert Marc Universität zu Köln, RRZK SuGI
Mauch Viktor SCC  
Grosse-Oetringhaus Jan Fiete CERN  
Hejc Gerhard TimeTech  
Haefele Matthieu University of Strasbourg EUFORIA
Hoenen Olivier University of Strasbourg EUFORIA
Bylec Katarzyna PSNC DORII
Bozic Caslav KIT AIFB / IME
Navaro Pierre University of Strasbourg EUFORIA
Mitterer Christoph Anton Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Fakultät für Physik
Böhringer Stephanie FZK SCC/Gridka
Clevermann Fabian TU Dortmund IceCube
Owsiak Michał PSNC EUFORIA
Grybel Kai University of Siegen  
Slavnic Vladimir Institute of Physics Belgrade Institute EGEE-III
Plociennik Marcin PSNC EUFORIA
Šubelj Matjaž LECAD lab, Fac. of Mech.Eng. University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Kulovec Simon LECAD lab, Fac. of Mech.Eng. University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Bartsch Detlef Universität Bonn  
Kos Leon LECAD lab, Fac. of Mech.Eng. University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Freitag Stefan TU Dortmund D-Grid
Scheurer Armin KIT  
Büge Volker KIT EKP
Held Hauke KIT / EKP  
Abbas Zafar Bergische Universität Wuppertal  
Fernández Enol IFCA  
Campos Plasencia Isabel CSIC IFCA
Hau Steffen Universität Mannheim Rechenzentrum
Martschei Daniel KIT / EKP  
Heide Lars Forschungszentrum Jülich  
Schulz Frank SAP Research  
Büchner Otto Forschungszentrum Jülich JSC
Manzano Cristina Forschungszentrum Jülich JSC
Popov Dmitry Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg  
Bozic Stefan KIT SCC
Farcas Felix National Institute for RD of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies IT Department
Bystritskaya Elena DESY  
Gogitidze Nelli DESY  
Limmer Steffen Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen  
Padberg Alexander University of Bonn Department of Geography
Berlich Ruediger Gemfony scientific  
Bender Andreas Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH  
Fomenko Alexander DESY, Hamburg H1 experiment/Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow
Poschlad Angela KIT/FZK Steinbuch Center for Computing
Aldzhanov Viacheslav    
Koenig Tobias Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)  
Motzke Andreas KIT / FZK SCC / GridKa
Dulov Oleg KIT  
Stadie Hartmut Universität Hamburg  
Größer Manfred Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH SCC
Schäffner Ingrid KIT SCC / GridKa

2009 Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit May 27-28, 2009 Oak Ridge, TN

Live Stream Details Here

 Wednesday — May 27, 2009


 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Set-Up
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex – Summit Exhibit Area

 10:00 a.m. – 6:45 p.m

Summit Registration
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex

 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

and General Session I: “Looking Back. Moving Forward – New Missions and
New Opportunities in the Tennessee Valley Corridor”
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex

Host: Ted Sherry, Manager, Y-12 Site Office, DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration

Welcoming remarks:
-Tom Rogers, Chairman, Tennessee Valley Corridor
-Gerald Boyd, Manager, Department of Energy – Oak Ridge Office
-Darrel Kohlhorst, President and General Manager, Y-12 National Security Complex
-Congressman Zach Wamp

Opening remarks: Congressman Zach Wamp; Congressman Lincoln Davis

Keynote speaker: U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

Roundtable hosts: Congressman Zach Wamp and Congressman Lincoln Davis

Roundtable participants:
-Gerald Boyd, Manager, Department of Energy – Oak Ridge Office
-Darrel Kohlhorst, President and General Manager, Y-12 National Security Complex
-Ted Sherry, Manager, Y-12 Site Office, DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration
-Dr. Thom Mason, Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
-Dr. Dave Williams, President, The University of Alabama in Huntsville

 3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Coffee Break
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex – Summit Exhibit Area

 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

General Session II: “Energy Innovation and the New Economy”
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex

Host: Congressman Zach Wamp

Keynote speaker: KR Sridhar, Principal Co-Founder and CEO of Bloom Energy

Roundtable host: Congressman Zach Wamp

Roundtable participants:
-KR Sridhar, Principal Co-Founder and CEO of Bloom Energy
-Gary Gilmartin, Laboratory Liaison Director, Y-12 National Security Complex
-Dr. Dana Christensen, Associate Laboratory Director, Energy and
Engineering Sciences Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
-Dr. Joe Hoagland, Vice President of Environmental Science, Technology & Policy, Tennessee Valley Authority

 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex – Summit Exhibit Area 

 7:00 p.m. – TBD

Summit Attendee Dinner on Own 

 Thursday — May 28, 2009


 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Summit Registration
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex

 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Networking and Continental Breakfast
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex – Summit Exhibit Area

 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

General Session III: “Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture – Bridging the Gap from Science to Commerce”
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex

Host: Congressman Zach Wamp

Keynote speakers: Congressman Phil Roe and Congressman Parker Griffith

Roundtable host: Congressman Zach Wamp

Roundtable participants:
-Mike Cuddy, President and CEO, Technology 2020
-Dr. Alex Miller, William B. Stokely Professor of Management and
Associate Dean for Executive Education, The University of Tennessee
-Tom Rogers, Director of Industrial and Economic Development
Partnerships, Partnerships Directorate, UT-Battelle/Oak Ridge National
-Grady Vanderhoofven, Fund Manager, Meritus Ventures, L.P.
-Keith Buckner, Vice President of Manufacturing, Adaptive Methods
-Todd May, Special Assistant to the Director, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex – Summit Exhibit Area

 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

General Session IV: “Advancing our Regional Economic Development”
Location: The New Hope Center, Y-12 National Security Complex

Host: Congressman Zach Wamp

Keynote speaker: Matt Kisber, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

Roundtable host: Congressman Zach Wamp

Roundtable participants:
-Susan Reid, Executive Director, First Tennessee Development District
-Tom Ballard, Director, Partnerships Directorate, UT-Battelle/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
-Wayne Cropp, President and CEO, The Enterprise Center
-Betty Huskins, President, Ridgetop Associates
-Andrea Loughry, Chair, Mind2Marketplace
-Greg Jones, Executive Director, Southern Kentucky Economic Development Corporation
-Ethan Hadley, Vice President of Economic Development, Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County

 12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Oak Ridge Luncheon Tours 
Y-12 National Security Complex
 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory
 — East Tennessee Technology Park
 — Oak Ridge Technology Tour (Oak Ridge Associated Universities’ 21st Century
     Classroom and Oak Ridge High School)

Ken Rubin on Practical Guide to SOA in Healthcare

From SOA Consortium

The Practical Guide to SOA in Healthcare, an output of the Healthcare Services Specification Project (HSSP), is a collaborative work of the OMG Healthcare Task Force & Health Level 7 (HL7).
The goal of HSSP is to develop SOA specifications for health,
specifically defining healthcare business services to enable
interoperability between organizations across the health domain.

not a standard, the practical guide provides context and guidance for
healthcare IT organizations and professionals considering SOA. Using a
fictitious example, the practical guide presents an 8-step process to
establish a healthcare SOA, from enterprise architecture through
sustainment, and includes valuable lessons learned.

During his
talk, Rubin spoke of the current state of global healthcare, and
anticipated changes with the new U.S. administration and Health IT
programs. Walking through the practical guide, meeting attendees were
keenly interested in the healthcare function to service mapping and the
reference architecture. Rubin emphasized that the reference
architecture is a starting point for people to think about the problem,
and extend and amend for their own situations.

The first African Virtual Conference on Bioinformatics (Afbix ’09), Online at Bioinformatics.Org, February 19-20, 2009

Graduate students and researchers in computational biology, molecular biology and medicine.  The conference theme is "Tropical Bioinformatics."  While most of the presenters are either in Africa or studying African species, attendance is open to everyone.

In addition to research on tropical diseases, pathogenesis and their vectors, the field of bioinformatics has become an important part of life science studies in Africa.  But, with the great geographical expanse of the continent, it is often impractical or uneconomical for African researchers to come together for conferences.  That is, in person.  The Bioinformatics Organization (Bioinformatics.Org) has therefore collaborated with the African Society of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (ASBCB) and Regional Student Groups (RSGs) in Africa to develop a bioinformatics conference that utilizes local institutions in Africa as "virtual hubs."

Participating African RSGs and the hub institutions:

– RSG East Africa (ILRI)
– RSG East Africa (ICIPE)
– RSG South Africa (SANBI)
– RSG Morocco (SMBI)
– RSG West Africa (Covenant University, Ota)

Other hub institutions:

– Notre Dame University, Indiana, USA

Individual registrations cost only $10-30, depending on location.  Please see the conference description page (URL below).

For more information about attending this conference via one of the aforementioned hubs, please contact

Please visit the conference description page:

Kim Solez Provides Fall 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting Presentation Pointers

Kim Solez posted these comments in response to Internet2: Full Speed Ahead by Roger Smith, 11/22/2008,

Hi Roger,

Great report! Just a few more links to engage the readership a bit more directly:

The Internet2 Detective (many people are connected to Internet2 and don’t know it!)

Presentations from the recent Fall 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting highlighting advances in:

overall structure and capability

musical performance and instruction

social networking

<ed.note>Note especially: “How Social Networks can leverage and enable Web 2. 0 & Semantic Web/Grid”, “Move to Virtual Team Science”</ed.note>

telemedicine and telepresence

Ironically Internet2 works as well as it does because of the relatively small number of users. This means that even in educational institutions that have been a part of the effort from the beginning it is unknown to most students and faculty. So an article like your can provide a great service making people aware of a remarkable resource that exists somewhat hidden right under their noses!

All the best. – Kim

Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN)

The Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN) is a geographically distributed virtual community of shared resources offering tremendous potential to advance the diagnosis and treatment of disease. BIRN is changing how biomedical scientists and clinical researchers make discoveries by enhancing communication and collaboration across research disciplines.


  • hosts a collaborative environment rich with tools that permit uniform access to hundreds of researchers, enabling cooperation on multi-institutional investigations.
  • synchronizes developments in wide area networking, multiple data sources, and distributed computing.
  • designs, tests, and releases new integrative software tools that enable researchers to pose questions and share knowledge across multiple animal models (mouse, human, and non-human primate).
  • receives funding from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), established in 2001.

2008 Fiber To The Home Conference & Expo September 21 – 25, 2008 Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, TN

<ed.note>The conference’s theme is "Linking Communities at the Speed of Light" but more intriguing to me is the the scheduled appearance of Don Tapscott (The Naked Corporation: How the Age of Transparency Will Revolutionize Business, Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs, Creating Value in the Networked Economy, Blueprint to the Digital Economy: Creating Wealth in the Era of E-Business, Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation, The Digital Economy: Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence, Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World, Paradigm Shift: The New Promise of Information Technology)  adreessing his latest work, Wikinomics How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. Implicit in Tapscott’s writings is management’s buy-in of the distrubuted digital enterprise-enabled results-only collaborative work environment. If you happen to be one of those creatures (especially if you are from Nashville), I invite you to join the Project Net-Work group and Technology Nashville.</ed.note>
Sunday, September 21, 2008
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                   Registration Opens                                                                               
Monday, September 22, 2008
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Opens
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Developer Panel Workshop  *Additional fee*
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Home Networking Workshop  *Additional fee*
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Track Session – Series 100  *Conference Pass and Day Pass attendees only*
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

FTTH Executive Summit *By invitation only*
Moderated by:
Don Tapscott, Author

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Track Session Series 200  *Conference Pass and Day Pass attendees only*
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EXPO Grand Opening & Opening Reception *Open to all registered attendees*
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Opens
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast *Conference Pass and Day Pass attendees only*
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Opening General Session    *Conference Pass and Day Pass attendees only*
Keynote Speaker – Don Tapscott, Author
Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
Sponsored by: Corning logo

FTTH Council Awards
Sponsored by: FTTH Council

FTTxcellence Awards
Sponsored by: Corning logo

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break    *Conference Pass and Day Pass attendees only*
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Global Carrier Keynote Panel   *Conference Pass and Day Pass attendees only*
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

EXPO Hall Opens   *Open to all registered attendees*

12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon in EXPO Hall  *Open to all registered attendees*
3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. ITCo Panel  *Conference Pass attendees only*
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Track Session Series 300  *Conference Pass and Day Pass attendees only*
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Track Session Series 400   *Conference Pass and Day Pass attendees only*
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Track Session Series 500   *Conference Pass and Day Pass attendees only*
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. International attendee Reception   *By invitation only*
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast  *Conference Pass and Day Pass attendees only*
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Government and Regulatory Panel
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Track Session Series 600  *Conference Pass and Day Pass attendees only*
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Track Session Series 700  *Conference Pass and Day Pass attendees only*
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break  *Conference Pass and Day Pass attendees only*
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Track Session Series 800  *Conference Pass and Day Pass attendees only*
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 a.m. Panel Session Series 900  *Conference Pass and Day Pass attendees only*
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. On Own for Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EXPO Hall Opens
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Closing General Session with Keynote Speaker  *Conference Pass and Day Pass attendees only*
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

EXTRAVAGANZA – Closing Reception with Entertainment *Additional fee*
"Don’t forget your dancing boots!"

Thursday, September 25, 2008
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Post Conference Workshops 

European Commission Marie Curie Initial Training Networks Call For Proposals

The European Commission has published a call for proposals under the ‘People’ section of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The call relates to the Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITNs), which are intended to improve the career perspectives of early-stage researchers in both the public and private sectors, thereby making research careers more attractive to young people.

This will be achieved through a trans-national networking mechanism, aimed at structuring the existing high-quality initial research training capacity throughout Member States and Associated countries in both the public and private sectors. It will be implemented by supporting competitively selected networks of organisations from different countries engaged in research training.

The networks will be built on a joint research training programme, responding to identified training needs in defined scientific or technological areas, with appropriate references to interdisciplinary and newly emerging supra-disciplinary fields.

The action is primarily for researchers from Member States and Associated countries, but is also open to researchers from third countries.

The budget for the call is €185,000,000.

The deadline for submitting proposal documents is 2 September 2008 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time).

Further information here.