As modern day watchdogs, bloggers have made journalism more honest and politicians more careful about misleading the public. The healthcare industry is ripe for some close scrutiny, and we think bloggers could play a real part in accelerating improvements in healthcare.
DENVER, Colo. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (PRWEB) December 14, 2006
Thinklabs is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the third annual Medgadget.com 2006 Medical Weblog Awards. Winners are selected through a two-stage process where blogs are nominated by the general public then voted on by both the public and a panel of judges. This year's winners will be announced on January 19, 2007.
As a developer of an innovative electronic stethoscope, Thinklabs understands the value that new technologies provide to healthcare professionals, whether it is to enhance medical services through new devices or procedures, or to encourage dialog and communication among the medical community through blogs.
As part of its Medical Weblog Awards sponsorship, Thinklabs will provide this year's winner in the medical blog category with a Thinklabs Stethoscope Recording Package, which includes a Thinklabs ds32a Digital Stethoscope and a 2GB Apple iPod Nano with the Micromemo recording accessory. The Thinklabs Recording System allows users to record heart and lung sounds from the ds32a Digital Electronic Stethoscope directly to the iPod Nano, as well as record podcasts, lectures or other audio material onto an iPod.
"Thinklabs' electronic stethoscope helps doctors and nurses listen to their patients' hearts and lungs with greater clarity," said Clive Smith, CEO of Thinklabs. "Blogs are the stethoscopes of the Internet, listening out for anything that doesn't ring true, and bringing attention to problems that would otherwise go undetected."
"As modern day watchdogs, bloggers have made journalism more honest and politicians more careful about misleading the public. The healthcare industry is ripe for some close scrutiny, and we think bloggers could play a real part in accelerating improvements in healthcare." Smith "talks the talk," and has his own CEO Blog on the Thinklabs web site, commenting on various topics in business, healthcare and technology.
Medgadget is currently accepting blog nominations and may be submitted by the public for consideration until midnight on Sunday, December 31, 2006. The public may then vote on the blogs from Wednesday, January 3, 2007 to midnight on Sunday, January 14, 2007 (PST). Nominations and votes may be submitted by visiting http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2006/12/the_2006_medical_blog_nominees.html.
Thinklabs specializes in the development of electronic stethoscopes, and related medical technologies. Thinklabs conducts active research in stethoscope technology and design, and holds patents in body sound sensing. The Thinklabs ds32a is one of the leading electronic stethoscopes on the market today. Visit Thinklabs online at http://www.thinklabsmedical.com/.
Medgadget is an independent online journal of emerging medical technologies, covering the latest in medical gadgetry, technological innovations, and research. Visit Medgagadget online at http://www.medgadget.com/.