Monthly Archives: April 2010

NW Trusts can get off the Lorenzo bus

I got this article from E-health Insider,  I think this whole saga can be translated into a Case Study for how not to implement Health Informatics Projects. ———– Trusts in the North West of England have been asked if they want to … Continue reading

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Merge completes Amicas merger

Merge Healthcare successfully closed the merger agreement with Amicas Wednesday, creating a medical imaging software and health IT technologies provider. With a combined customer base of approximately 1500 hospital and 2200 outpatient sites in the U.S., and distribution agreements in … Continue reading

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Public health labs need better IT infrastructure for data exchange

I got this article off CMIO.net on Public Health. Of late, I’ve taken a fair bit of interest in this area, so much so that I am undertaking a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health to gain deeper insights and … Continue reading

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Ramblings: My Next Speaking Slot (HospitalBuildAsia 2010 and 30% off for you)

My next speaking engagement will be with HospitalBuildAsia 2010 held from the 11-13 May 2010 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (the new integrated resort in Singapore!) I’m actually going to deliver 2 topics at the same congress track so do … Continue reading

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Scientists work to keep hackers out of implanted medical devices

This is an excellent article from CNN on one of my pet topic – IT Security in Medical Devices that embeds IT technology (well, everything is embedded with IT technology these days). Also read my little article on the same topic … Continue reading

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Keeping Medical Data Private

Algorithm protects patients’ personal information while preserving the data’s utility in large-scale medical studies. By Katharine Gammon Researchers at Vanderbilt University have created an algorithm designed to protect the privacy of patients while maintaining researchers’ ability to analyze vast amounts … Continue reading

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MediBank acquires McKesson Asia-Pacific

Medibank has acquired McKesson Asia-Pacific to extend its healthcare management capability. McKesson Asia-Pacific provides phone- and web-based healthcare services, including telephone triage, health and wellness advice, chronic disease management and mental health services in Australia and New Zealand. It was … Continue reading

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What we can learn from Singapore’s health-care model

Well well well, interesting article on Singapore’s Healthcare system (albeit a little brief and not exactly comprehensive) by Matt Miller via WashingtonPost. We interrupt Washington’s feud over the president’s “way forward” for a brief word on a path not taken, courtesy of … Continue reading

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