Monthly Archives: May 2009

Ramblings: I’m flying off to the Philippines (again)

I’m going to spend the week in the Philippines, mainly for the Philippine Heart Association 40th Annual Convention for pre-sales support and solution demonstrations. In addition, I will be delivering a lunch symposium lecture title ” Cardiology Informatics: An Enabler of Workflow … Continue reading

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NHS rolls out radiology kit

The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, a special health authority of the National Health Service in England, has sent a new radiology kit to help trusts improve booking processes and reduce waiting times. Transforming your Radiology Services Kit: Focus … Continue reading

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Ramblings: ClubPACS is part of International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day

Dear fellow Medical Imaging Professionals, As some of you might have noticed, the URL of http://www.ClubPACS.com is directed to the same portal as http://www.PACSAdminDay.com Don’t worry, there is no DNS mixed up nor any bugs anywhere. In view of time and resources constraints, … Continue reading

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The Philippines in Dire Need Of Telemedicine

I visited the Philippines recently (last month) and blog about the state of healthcare informatics and its potential, hence it comes as a pleasant surprise that the lobby for a national telehealth system has already began. To create a national … Continue reading

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Sydney Power Outage Kills E-Health Systems

This article from FutureGov serves to remind us that we should not take the availability of electricity for granted and instead, work towards factoring the lost of electricity as part of the Business Continuity process. Tough as it might sound but … Continue reading

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Ramblings: Swine Flu and HL7 (SG) Standards Sharing Session

So what is the co-relation between the Swine Flu (Influenza A, H1N1) that is causing global panic and Health Level Seven (Hl7)  Singapore Chapter ? Well for starters, they are both related to healthcare 🙂 but that’s not the main reason … Continue reading

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Conficker computer virus snakes its way into medical devices

This article caught my attention, not because its super interesting but rather, I’m suprised that the imaging informatics community didn’t take on the lessons learned from the Blaster Worm virus of 2003. I wrote an article title “Rethinking PACS Security: The … Continue reading

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HHS names health IT committee members

Behold! The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has appointed three members to the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee as well as members of the HIT Standards Committee. (P.S. Read the list of members appointed by HHS below, check … Continue reading

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HIMSS Publishes ‘Meaningful Use’ Definition

On Monday, April 27, HIMSS published its definitions of ‘meaningful use of certified EHR technologies,’ as outlined in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). HIMSS sent a cover letter, plus two definitions: 1) meaningful users of certified … Continue reading

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Pharma Sees a Bigger Role for Imaging in Trials

This is an interesting article and I must say, it came in a rather timely manner because I was doing a fair bit of googling on the co-relation of imaging informatics with clinical trials and data management (I see it … Continue reading

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