Monthly Archives: April 2008

Ramblings: I know I have been ‘quiet’.. but…

First thing first, as some readers have noticed, I’ve sort of ‘slowed down’ in my posting of new content, especially my series of articles (thanks for the support). I’ve been caught up with work (I know, that’s not an excuse) … Continue reading

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ProSolv CVIIS interfaces with Philips ultrasound software

“ProSolv CardioVascular, a FUJIFILM Medical Systems company, has interfaced its cardiovascular image and information systems (CVIIS) with Qlab, proprietary ultrasound software from Philips Healthcare.  Facilities using Philips’ ultrasound systems will now benefit from the availability of Philips’ Qlab advanced 2D … Continue reading

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More healthcare IT professionals needed for health IT adoption

While the job market is good for us in Healthcare Informatics (nope, working as a helpdesk or maintaining servers in a hospital does not count), I didn’t know that it was this good. “As the healthcare system in the United … Continue reading

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Third ABII exam yields 87 new imaging informatics professionals

So there are now 270 CIIPs with 87 new CIIPs passing the 3rd American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII) exam in back in March 2008. According to the statistics, The first ABII exam in June 2007 was passed by 99 … Continue reading

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Google, Microsoft May Pose Threats to Patient Privacy

And the saga continues, the entrants by both industry giants not only raised several eyebrows but also questions that challenges how things are traditionally ‘operated’ before IT giants with resources and capabilities (know how) come into the picture. The latest … Continue reading

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New 3D imaging technology reveals heart’s secrets

This is a nice one “A new type of echocardiogram that provides live 3D images of the beating heart moments before surgery is being used by cardiovascular surgeons and anesthesiologists at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. The technology is expected to … Continue reading

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Open Health Tools Initiative Targets 2009 for Major Release

“After two years of planning, a new open source collaborative site called Open Health Tools(OHT) is available to users, and will eventually offer a wide range of free tools and software for expediting EHR implementation and facilitating interoperability, says Skip … Continue reading

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Philips launches professional services portfolio for speech recognition

“Royal Philips Electronics has launched its services portfolio to enable its global network of SpeechMagic partners to access the company’s healthcare documentation support. Philips said the aim of the portfolio is to facilitate the integration, deployment and support of the … Continue reading

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Microsoft releases Amalga in Europe

“Microsoft has released its Microsoft Amalga, which allows hospital enterprises to unlock their data from isolated clinical, financial and administrative services, for European availability.Source: Healthimaging.com The company also said it is implementing a European Amalga early-adopter customer program, in which … Continue reading

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Implementing IT Solutions: Getting Physicians Onboard

“When implementing a health IT system or CPOE, a well thought-out training program is essential. Administrators, system administrators and physicians recommend the following steps Aggressively sign physicians up for training. Provide plenty of opportunities for retraining Go to satellite and … Continue reading

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