Monthly Archives: March 2009

Hospitals’ Electronic Wasteland. Stimulus funds aim to change a system largely devoid of in-depth electronic record keeping.

I personally find the title of this article – well written. Less than 2 percent of U.S. hospitals today use comprehensive electronic health records, according to a new survey of 3,000 hospitals that highlights just how far the health-care system … Continue reading

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IHE seeks comment on new imaging, IT standards

Some updates on IHE, The Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Radiology Technical Committee has released new supplements to the IHE Radiology Technical Framework, which define specific implementations of established standards to achieve effective systems integration and facilitate appropriate sharing of … Continue reading

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JAMA: Why aren’t health IT makers liable for product-related medical errors?

Now this is an interesting article. “Even when their products are implicated in harm to patients, manufacturers of health IT have wide contractual and legal protection that renders them virtually “liability-free,” according to a March 25 commentary in the Journal … Continue reading

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KLAS: Providers still searching for a complete CVIS

A complete, truly integrated cardiovascular information system (CVIS) does not exist today, based on the opinion of most healthcare providers, according to a new report by healthcare market research firm KLAS. KLAS said it examined the fragmented market for cardiology … Continue reading

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Ramblings: My Next Speaking Engagement

My next speaking engagement would be at the first edition of Hospital Build Asia Exhibition and Congress 2009, held from 1st to 3rd April 2009 at the Suntec International Conference and Exhibition Centre, Singapore. Hospital Build Asia 2009 is a  … Continue reading

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Apologies: I accidentally deleted some user comments.

Dear readers, For those who left comments on my blog posts, I do sincerely apologize if you do not see them appearing because some of the comments got into my “spam queue” and I accidentally deleted it. If possible, please … Continue reading

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Ramblings: PACS Curriculum Survey

A friend of mine (an academian) is in the process of evaluating an upcoming PACS curriculum offered at her college (Clarkson College, USA) and would appreciate if you can spend 3 to 4 minutes on this survey. There are only … Continue reading

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VirtualPACS allows remote image data access

Ladies and Gentlemen, Allow me to present to you – VirtualPACS, a framework and toolkit for secure, efficient and standards-based access to remote imaging data has the potential to enhance multi-institutional collaborations in biomedical imaging studies, according to the developers of … Continue reading

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Computerized order entry system trims imaging utilization

According to the results of a seven-year, time-series analysis published online in the journal Radiology, the introduction of a computerized radiology order entry (CROE) system with decision support capabilities into an integrated multispecialty group practice may substantially reduce the growth … Continue reading

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Peer-to-peer heart monitoring

Spreading the computational load to monitor heart patients remotely The possibility of remote monitoring for chronically ill patients will soon become a reality. Now, researchers in South Africa and Australia have devised a decentralized system to avoid medical data overload. … Continue reading

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