health technology http://www.kplu.org en Health technology has jobs, but walks on shifting sands http://www.kplu.org/post/health-technology-has-jobs-walks-shifting-sands <p>The Seattle area biotech and medical device industry is not likely to produce any companies as big as Microsoft or Amazon. But smaller companies, with strange names, keep popping up&mdash;like Etubics, Numera, Obenomics, and NanoString.</p><p>And, apparently, this sector is adding jobs.</p><p>That&rsquo;s the word at the annual Life Science Innovation Northwest conference, in Seattle this week.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 19:41:31 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5578 at http://www.kplu.org President Obama's Chief Technology Officer in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/president-obamas-chief-technology-officer-seattle <p>There are 25 assistant advisors in the White House who report directly to President Obama.&nbsp; One of them is the President&#39;s <a href="http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Aneesh_Chopra">Chief Technology Officer</a>. <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/about/leadershipstaff/chopra">Anish Chopra</a> has been in Seattle this week, meeting with all kinds of players - in everything from energy and education to global health.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 May 2011 00:30:37 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1579 at http://www.kplu.org President Obama's Chief Technology Officer in Seattle Health procedures scrutinized for costs, benefits http://www.kplu.org/post/health-procedures-scrutinized-costs-benefits <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-957030.mp3</p><p>If you&#39;ve had arthroscopic knee surgery for osteoarthritis, maybe you shouldn&#39;t have.&nbsp; And if you&#39;ve tried any of these treatments, there are questions, too, about whether it was worth it:</p> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:21:47 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 975 at http://www.kplu.org