Monthly Archives: November 2008

Ramblings: RSNA 2008 and a vacation that never took place

An ex-colleague send me a text message earlier on to find out if I am at RSNA. For the record – No, I’m not attending RSNA this year. Yes, its all exciting and where everything is happening at the moment … Continue reading

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Ramblings: CHIU in the news

Finally, the official press release for CHIU (Committee of Healthcare Informatics Users) for Asia has been released (its available here). For the interested, CHIU is an online platform aim at “raising the bar’ in the adoption and implementation of healthcare informatics … Continue reading

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Joint Commission issues health IT recommendations for ‘hospitals of the future’

The Joint Commission has released a report offering guiding principles and actions for the hospital of the future to meet the challenges of older and sicker patients, patient safety and quality of care, economics and the work force. An expert … Continue reading

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Toshiba is buying Barco advanced visualization business

Voxar 3D is changing hands (again), this time, it is being sold to Toshiba Medical Systems of Tokyo, Japan, via its newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary, Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe (TMVS), located in Edinburgh, Scotland (phew, that’s a mouthful). … Continue reading

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iSOFT launches LORENZO

Ladies and Gentlemen, the moment we all have been waiting for… iSOFT launches LORENZO (well, IBA actually). Actually, no, I’ve gotten over the hype (it has been way too long) and am not really that excited about LORENZO but I … Continue reading

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KLAS Offering Free Research Reports

Exciting news folks! KLAS Research will be exhibiting for the first time in RSNA and part of their marketing strategy is this incredible offer of free vendor performance research to healthcare providers to assist in their review processes. Available executive summary reports … Continue reading

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OsiriX and Merge Mobile for iPhone

Technology innovation excites me and today, the excitement is OsiriX for iPhone as well as Merge Mobile (also for the iPhone). Before I start, I must make a disclaimer, I do not use the iPhone (I use a Dopod running … Continue reading

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MP3 earphones can hamper defibrillators, pacemakers

Brace yourselves mates, a study presented at an American Heart Association conference has found that MP3 player headphones placed within an inch of pacemakers or implantable defibrillators may interfere with the operation of the lifesaving cardiac devices. It seems that the … Continue reading

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Panasonic offers Toughbook for clinicians

Good news to fans of MCA (Mobile Clinical Assistant), there is another new player in town – Panasonic ! Introducing the Panasonic Toughbook CF-H1, touted as the first fully rugged MCA and “the first device of its kind to integrate … Continue reading

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Unique health ID numbers could reduce medical errors, increase patient privacy

According to a new study from the RAND Corporation (with data provided by a consortium of health IT companies, including Cerner, CPSI, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, MISYS, Oracle and Siemens) – “Creating a unique patient identification number for every person in … Continue reading

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