Monthly Archives: January 2008

Medical students use Google for rapid route to useful imaging information

Another story of how the use of the Internet is boosting healthcare. This article from DiMag shares that researchers from Johns Hopkins University have designed a test to determine which web resources best delivered accurate information to medical students most efficiently (efficiency … Continue reading

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Microsoft, Mayo Clinic to develop web-based healthcare tools

More signs that Microsoft is establishing themselves in the healthcare informatics sector? It seems that the health solutions division if Mayo Clinic will work with Microsoft’s health solutions group to develop tools (building on its HealthVault web portal platform) to … Continue reading

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Healthcare providers to deepen clinical technology adoption in next year

Not exactly something that applies directly to the Asia Pacific region but hey, when the US sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold. An annual study from Gantry Group, (read here) indicates that by the end of 2008, more … Continue reading

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Healthcare IT execs and marketing execs not on same page

Accordingly to a report from HIMSS Analytics and O’Keeffe & Company, a marketing consulting agency, there exist a disconnect between healthcare IT marketing executives and their customers – healthcare IT purchasing decision makers. The study mentions the following points The … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Power of Virtualization for Dynamic IT

Virtualizatio is no doubt, a current biggie in the IT industry and CIOs in Healthcare settings are fast catching on to this trend. It is without hesitation that I would name VMWare (now part of EMC) as the industry leader … Continue reading

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Ramblings: What a week!

Yes, it has been a long and tiring week for me, not only at work but in almost all aspects of my life. Request for Proposals and demo sessions have occupied most of my time with remaining daily ‘to dos’ … Continue reading

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National PACS steering group disbanded

Seems that the UK’s PACS steering group has been disband as part of a wider review of the PACS governance model involving all forums and groups associated with the national PACS programme. I was under the impression that the systems … Continue reading

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KLAS ranks digital mammography players

KLAS has published a report on Digital Mammography and the report highlights an interesting trend; “despite tremendous market growth, there are currently relatively few full-field digital mammography (FFDM) vendors with FDA approval, but several more are poised for entry, pending … Continue reading

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Floor Planner – Useful Tool for designing the Reading Room

In the midst of a discussion with my Managing Director (MD) on an upcoming exhibition, he mentioned a free (useful) tool off the Internet that I could use to design the exhibition booth (well its not really my job but … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Laugh!

Now this is an interesting piece from RT-Image.com. To quote the article “The answer is “yes,” if you want to work with a more productive team, increase patient satisfaction, improve staff recruitment and retention, and increase overall job satisfaction. Even … Continue reading

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