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Trio takes on academics and business growth

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“We are very excited about them individually; their credentials are extraordinary. They have wonderful academic credentials, but they also have impressive records in technology transfer, venture capital and economic development.”
-Pam Shockley-Zalabak, UCCS chancellor Continue Reading Trio takes on academics and business growth

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Health care organizations prompted to think power

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The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has issued an alert that urges health care organizations to pay attention to how emergency power systems can fail, and recommends steps to keep patients safe in the event of a disaster or other major event.
Reports after the 2001 floods in Houston, the 2003 blackout in the Northeast and hurricanes that have hammered the Southeast during the past two years show how severely clinical operations can be affected in health care organizations that lose their electrical power. The alert brings the reality of these risks to the attention of the nation’s health care organizations, and offers solutions to avoiding adverse patient care events during electrical power failures. Continue Reading Health care organizations prompted to think power

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Ramtron offering incentive to design with 30xx

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A Colorado Springs corporation is challenging design engineers to use its VersaKit-30xx development system to create new designs — and win $2,500.
Ramtron International Corp., a developer of nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) and integrated semiconductor products, launched the design contest to introduce engineers to its 8051-based microcontroller with nonvolatile FRAM memory. Continue Reading Ramtron offering incentive to design with 30xx

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Guidelines set priorities for pandemic continuity

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“From the perspective of businesses, we wanted to look at what we could do to prepare work forces and prepare for business continuity. If this happened, how would businesses keep functioning?”
-Ken Pinnock, Mountain State Employers Council Continue Reading Guidelines set priorities for pandemic continuity

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HSAs see surge in sign-ups

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Health savings accounts aren’t just for the “healthy and wealthy.”
More than 50,000 HSA accounts are opened every month in the United States, according to account administrators, showing the dramatic effect of a relatively new insurance alternative.
“This is the best thing I’ve seen in health care — and I’ve been doing this for 31 years,” said Tom Voake, a partner in Effective Choices, a group benefit specialist team that is part of Strategic Financial Partners. “The HSA concept is a strategy, one that allows people to plan for the future by putting the money aside today. In my opinion, this option is perfect for people who have chronic illness.” Continue Reading HSAs see surge in sign-ups

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U.S. News and World Report’s annual “best” list for cardiac care left out some lesser known – but excellent – hospitals, according to a study from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
The study, which compares the news magazine’s results to JCAHO’s research, finds that more hospitals should make the “best” list — and that some hospitals which didn’t make the list actually performed better. Continue Reading JCAHO study questions ‘best’ facility designation

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Association wants Colo. to be in nanotech top 10

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Nanotechnology is no “small matter” when it comes to economic development.
That’s the tagline for the Denver-based Colorado Nanotechnology Association, whose goal is to make the state one of the top 10 places for nanotechnology companies.
“It’s the single most important industry of the next 10 years,” said Debbie Woodward, the group’s executive director. “Everything we do, all the new products and all the existing products, will use nanotechnology — the cars we drive, glasses we wear, computers, what we clean our sinks with.” Continue Reading Association wants Colo. to be in nanotech top 10

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U.S. automakers shifting focus to flex-fuel autos

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Major U.S. car manufacturers are focusing on flex-fuel cars, trucks and SUVs to increase flagging sales and meet customers’ concerns about rising gasoline prices.
Every major U.S. manufacturer plans to release more flex-fuel cars in 2007. And while automakers have sold the flex-fuel vehicles since 1998, many consumers are driving flex-fuel light pickup trucks without knowing they can use E85, a mixture of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, in addition to regular gasoline. Continue Reading U.S. automakers shifting focus to flex-fuel autos

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Performance enhancing drugs alarm physicians

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Results from a national survey of 758 physicians indicate that an overwhelming majority would support laws that provide random drug testing of high school student athletes for performance enhancing drugs.
The survey was conducted by HCD Research and Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, in response to media reports about world-class athletes who have tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. Continue Reading Performance enhancing drugs alarm physicians

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Building Rx: Just what the doctor ordered

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Colorado doctors are following a national trend and branching out into a new line of business – commercial real estate.
One example is Dr. Kevin Weary, who has teamed with Mike Heritage of London Real Estate Group to build a $15 million, 80,000-square-foot medical office building that will connect to the St. Francis Medical Center.
It’s a lead that more physicians are following. Continue Reading Building Rx: Just what the doctor ordered

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