Monthly Archives: January 2008

radRounds – Linking Radiologists, imaging expertise, and new opportunities

I received an invitation from Dr Steven Chan (of New York) to join radRounds (“Linking Radiologists, imaging expertise, and new opportunities”) as an “industry leader” (for informatics). radRounds’s  main purpose is “sharing one’s interests, expertise, and connections with others”, its a … Continue reading

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Ramblings: I’m back :)

Alright, I’m back from my business trip (this one’s quite enjoyable actually) and I am getting excited about the developments of Healthcare Informatics in Asia. We all know that China and India are moving head on (with huge potential) to … Continue reading

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Visual probe localization enables cost-effective 3D ultrasound

Ultrasound vendors beware (and good news for the rest of us folks), a team from the “Multimedia University” (located at Cyberjava, in Selangor, Malaysia) has developed a method of creating 3D ultrasound images using a 2D ultrasound probe with a conventional digital camera. This innovative … Continue reading

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Announcement: I’m heading off for a business trip

Alright mates, I’ll be off to Malaysia for a business trip from the 17th – 20th Jan so there may be some inactivity. I understand from some readers that they are (pleasantly) surprised that binaryHealthCare.com is up and running again as … Continue reading

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Preparations for an EHR

This is an interesting read on preparations for an EHR implementation from a physician point of view. I do not usually just post a blog repeating an article ‘wholesale’ or just point to someone else’s (that is blogging for the … Continue reading

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Barco nets $2M grant to develop imaging software

Good news for Telemedicine (not just Tele-Radiology) It seems that Barco has received £1 million in grants from an economic development agency funded by the Scottish government, to help develop a new visualization product that would enable more radiologists to … Continue reading

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Two sponsors join HL7 for SOA healthcare workshop

Seems to me that signs of more Standard Bodies are coming together to provide a unified framework. SOA Consortium and SOA and Object Management Group, two IT consortium, will join Health Level Seven (HL7) in sponsoring a conference designed to … Continue reading

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Second ABII exam yields 84 new Certified Imaging Informatics Professionals

Well, it seems that 2nd Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP) exams conducted by the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII) back in Sep 2007 produced 84 CIIPs. According to this article, the first exam (beta) successfully produced 99 CIIPs, so … Continue reading

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GE launches health IT educational program

It seems that GE Healthcare has created a vendor netural educational program for biomedical and technical professionals with the aim to to enhance their knowledge of IT concepts for healthcare.  The curriculum has supposely identifies; IT skills critical to servicing and … Continue reading

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Google Tool Could Search Out Hospital Superbugs

An article at NewScientist talks about utilising Google’s PageRank algorithm to help focus preventative measures more accurately by identifying key routes of infection and transmission. This in my opinion is an effective utilisation of existing proven technology as an enabler. 🙂 … Continue reading

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