Monthly Archives: September 2008

Hamilton opens innovation centre for healthcare IT

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) of Canada has launched a state-of-the-art, IT innovation centre with over 80 ICT team members are working together to run simulations and troubleshoot new systems in a secure test lab located on site before they are … Continue reading

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IMAGINE employs iPhone dashboard app

World Domination for iPhone? I reckon not. But things are starting to roll for iPhone deployment in the world of Medical Imaging. “Medical billing technology developer IMAGINE software has released its IMAGINEradiology iPhone dashboard application, allowing physicians and administrators to … Continue reading

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Read More, Click Less

“Read More, Click Less”, that seems to sum up the goals of an effective PACS implementation, in fact, the first sentence of the original article reads “When it comes to PACS, there can be too much of a good thing”. … Continue reading

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Metrics guide PACS budget forecast model

Steve G. Langer, PhD, associate professor of radiologic physics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. has developed a model for estimating infrastructure capital for the ongoing maintenance of PACS, which was published online before print in the Journal of … Continue reading

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Ramblings: Experts says that Britain’s Stonehenge was ancient healing site

Ā While this is not really Healthcare (nor IT) related, I think its a pretty interesting article so here goes. “LONDON (AFP) – Two bluestone fragments found at Britain’s prehistoric Stonehenge monument could prove that the mysterious stone circle was once … Continue reading

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Ramblings: Do You CHIU?

Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to CHIU – Committee of Healthcare Informatics User for the Asia region. Aimed at representing Physicians, Paramedical Professionals (including Nurses, Radiographers, Cardiology Technicians etc) IT professionals, Biomedical Engineers andĀ professionals in related … Continue reading

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Intel enters healthcare arena with patient-monitoring device

“Intel has made its foray into the medical market with the release of a care management system that allows physicians to monitor patients with congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from their homes. After two years of development, … Continue reading

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Carestream unveils first wireless DR detector

“Carestream Health has released a wireless digital radiography (DR) detector that is the size of a standard cassette and can be used with existing wall stand- or table-based buckys.” I personally think that this is a fantastic idea. I first … Continue reading

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PACS powers productivity improvements

“One of the primary cost justifications for implementing a PACS is the expectation that its deployment will result in a productivity increase for the clinical specialty. A five-year retrospective analysis conducted at one of the largest academic hospitals in the … Continue reading

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Ramblings: I made a visit to the Dentist today

That’s right, I visited the Dentist today, a new one actually and while throughout the process (from waiting to getting my teeth checked etc), I was observing the workflow and how a Dental PACS would fit it. ( I reckon … Continue reading

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