Monthly Archives: March 2010

Ramblings: I seriously have to resume writing my book

I was working on a book (read blog post here) but it has been put on hold for some months now as I was busy with my day job. As with all things with a deadline – it catches up … Continue reading

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Ramblings: I was supposed to write an article today…

I blocked off some time (after 7pm) to write an article today and I did get started – with only 2 lines. Do not get me wrong, I really wanted to deliver an article but a colleague (yes, I was … Continue reading

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Dell announces new data archiving system

I chanced upon this from healthcareitnews.com, it is basically ‘yet another’ medical storage device. ROUND ROCK, TX – Healthcare IT is booming. But one of the biggest challenges facing hospitals in the adoption of new technology is finding storage capabilities for … Continue reading

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Non-medical staff ‘have access to health records’

I got this article from BBC News At least 100,000 non-medical staff in NHS trusts have access to confidential patient records, claim campaigners. Big Brother Watch, who based the figure on 151 responses from trusts, said it demonstrated “slack security”. … Continue reading

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LUMEDX’s CardioPACS Integrates Philips Ultrasound Software

LUMEDX, Oakland, Calif, announced that its CardioPACS imaging solution has a new interface to QLAB, proprietary ultrasound software from Philips Healthcare, Andover, Mass. Philips’ QLAB advanced 2D and 3D ultrasound quantification tools is now able to be easily integrated with … Continue reading

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Still a Radiology Shortage? Perhaps Not.

Feeling overworked? An updated study using 2007 data was just published in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) and indicates that the radiology shortage may have abated. The study, titled, “Who’s Underworked and Who’s Overworked Now? … Continue reading

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Ramblings: I visited my family doctor today

I visited my family doctor today – as a patient, which I must say has been interesting because I took the opportunity to observe the workflow of the Clinic on a Monday (I waited 1 hour before I got to … Continue reading

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Eclipsys, Microsoft ink health IT deal

Eclipsys and Microsoft have signed an alliance agreement to offer the market integrated health IT solutions designed for physicians, nurses and hospital administrators to gain insights from data aggregated from multiple clinical and financial systems across the hospital. Under the … Continue reading

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Researchers use light from LEDs to send data wirelessly

I picked this article up from Computerworld.com and I think its exciting news – fast data transfer (230Mbit/sec) using visible light from commercial light-emitting diodes. Computerworld – Light coming from lamps in your home could eventually be used to encode … Continue reading

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Five features missing from most EHRs

This is an interesting article from HealthCareITnews and I agree with  most of the points . While EHRs are increasingly essential for healthcare providers, their efficacy can be constricted by the nature of their design, their use and the interpretation of … Continue reading

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