Monthly Archives: July 2009

How networking is transforming healthcare

“Internet2, a consortium of 200 U.S. universities, 70 corporations and 45 government agencies, has been applying advanced networking to medical research, education and clinical practice for several years. With its Health Network Initiative, Internet2 is underpinning the Federal Communications Commission’s … Continue reading

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Can Pen and Paper Help Make Electronic Medical Records Better?

I chanced upon this interesting article from the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis on the results of a new study on the use of the pen and paper workarounds employed by healthcare providers who use an electronic medical record system … Continue reading

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Nintendo DS to offer diabetes care

I’ve mentioned this in several conferences I gave (even though I met with disapproving glares) that while it is important to ensure that the cost for patients is reduced as (one of the tangible) benefits, ‘commercialisation’ of healthcare informatics is … Continue reading

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Smart clothes for better healthcare

This takes tele-patient monitoring to the next level 🙂 “Comfortable smart clothes that monitor the wearer’s heart, breathing and body temperature promise to revolutionise healthcare by reducing hospital visits and allowing patients to lead more active lives.” Sounds like something … Continue reading

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Telehealth monitoring cuts heart failure readmissions by 54%, $20K per patient

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability. The most common heart disease in the United States is coronary heart disease, which often appears as a heart attack” (Source … Continue reading

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Intel adds to patient monitoring system

I blog about “Intel enters healthcare arena with patient-monitoring device” back on the 14th Sep 2008 and am happy to provide an update (taken from HealthImaging.com). “Intel has enhanced the Intel Health Guide by adding additional connectivity options to the … Continue reading

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Microsoft seeks imaging industry input

This is an article I caught off HealthImaging.com, in addition, Representatives from Microsoft has posted this into several industry usergroups and forums; Microsoft’s personal health record (PHR) product – HealthVault, is seeking comment from the diagnostic imaging IT development community … Continue reading

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Prospective ECG Triggering During Chest CT Cuts Radiation Dose

ECGs and Medical Imaging (especially Ultrasound and General X-ray) are two of the most commonly utilised procedures for health assessment purposes so it comes as no wonder that the two different ‘disciplines’ can come together to cut radiation does during … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: The Joining of Two Worlds

I chanced upon this really good article titled “Education closes the gap between radiology’s clinical and clerical staffs” By Arturo Hiyagon. Its a long article so I will not repost it here, you can read it from RT-Image here. Citing … Continue reading

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Intel, GE Form Health-Care Alliance

Intel Corp. and General Electric Co. announced an alliance to develop and sell technology to help care for the elderly and chronically ill in their homes. Intel Chief Executive Paul Otellini and GE Chief Jeffrey Immelt Thursday pledged to invest … Continue reading

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