Monthly Archives: March 2008

TomTec to enter cardiology PACS market

I first blog about it last year and have been ranting on and on about it, seems that now, the signs are obvious. Everyone is jumping on to the Cardiology Informatics arena and in this case, it makes sense for … Continue reading

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Philips to acquire CVIS developer TOMCAT Systems

Seems to me that Philips is making a strategic move in establishing themselves as a major Cardiology Informatics solution vendor. Philips completed its acquisition of Witt Biomedical, the largest independent supplier of hemodynamic monitoring and clinical reporting systems used in … Continue reading

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Ramblings: Oxford University Press

I mentioned previously in another post that I did an Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Young Children many years back, hence it was of great excitement today when I received an email from the Oxford University Press expressing their … Continue reading

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Ramblings: I’m back

First thing first, I must say it was a wonderful break the daily rat race. For 5 whole days, I had no access to the Internet (ok, I paid AUD $2 for 15 minutes access on day two) I did … Continue reading

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Ramblings : Going on a holiday

Thats right folks, I’m heading off to a holiday (flying to Brisbane, Australia) for some pleasure. Hence, I do apologise for the temporary period of silence that this blog will suffer from. However, do note that I’ll be back (so … Continue reading

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Heart device hack could be a shocker

A group of university researchers were able to gain access to an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), reading sensitive patient information, disrupting its operation and even programming it to repeatedly administer strong electric shocks – with just a PC, a wireless radio … Continue reading

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Medsphere CEO highlights benefits of open-source Ecosystem EHR

Alot of interesting things happened at the 2008 HIMSS conference (in Orlando). It seems that Medsphere Systems unveiled a broad healthcare IT community initiative, called the Healthcare Open Source Ecosystem, that is focused on improving healthcare around its OpenVista EHR. … Continue reading

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Updates to the Google Health

Alright, lets see who else have jump in the bandwagon, Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) has formed a collaborative relationship with Google Health Health Grades, an independent healthcare ratings company, is partnering with Google to make independent information on doctors and … Continue reading

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PACS provides platform for new ways of working

As the title indicates, the installation of a PACS opens up new possibilities on how one can work in the imaging department (be it Radiology, Cardiology or ‘X’iology). Many might think that the selection and installation of a PACS is a challenge … Continue reading

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PACS, teleradiology market to reach $4.4B by 2010

According to a report from market research firm, Global Industry Analysts (GIA); “The global market for PACS and teleradiology systems is projected to reach $4.4 billion by 2010, despite the fact that the transition to a digital information environment is … Continue reading

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