Monthly Archives: May 2010

Botched software upgrade produces mass X-ray failure

This article illustrates what not to do for a PACS implementation. by Crikey intern Nicole Eckersley (Original article from Crikey.com.au) A botched $8.4 million software upgrade in Western Australia public hospitals has left radiology departments in chaos, delivering false patient … Continue reading

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Vermont provider to cut 30 transcriptionist jobs due to health IT

I took this article off HealthImaging.com and all I can say is .. ‘ouch’ Twenty-three full- and part-time employees at Burlington, Vt.-based academic medical center Fletcher Allen HealthCare will lose their medical transcription positions, effective June 25, as a result of … Continue reading

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Content-driven PACS may guide future diagnoses

By Greg Freiherr | May 21, 2010 | Original article here Efforts to interconnect information systems raise the possibility that different experiences from multiple sites might be pooled and the practice of medicine made better through a kind of collective … Continue reading

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Scientist Infects Himself With Computer Virus

Financial Times (05/26/10) Palmer, Maija University of Reading scientist Mark Gasson has deliberately infected himself with a computer virus in order to study the potential risks of implanting electronic devices in humans. Gasson implanted a radio frequency identification chip into … Continue reading

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Optional EHR For Every Australian By 2012

Jianggan of FutureGov post an article of immerse interest to me  – an opportunity back ‘home’ 🙂 The Australian Government plans to spend A$467 million (US$400 million) over the next two years to create an electronic health record for every Australian … Continue reading

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IBM Launches Health Research Project

IBM (Armonk, N.Y.) launched a multi-year research effort to connect and analyze data from disparate sources to enable individuals, governments, and businesses to better understand cause and effect relationships between agriculture, transportation, city planning, eating and exercise habits, socio-economic status, family … Continue reading

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NQF forms new Health IT Advisory Committee, names members

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has formed a new Health IT Advisory Committee (HITAC). Members of the new advisory committee represent a wide range of healthcare stakeholders, including consumers, providers, clinicians, purchasers, suppliers, and public and community healthcare organizations. According to NQF, … Continue reading

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Health IT Savings May Reach $261 Billion

Innovative health IT systems that go beyond electronic health records to provide better analytics and drive greater efficiency could save billions over a decade. As the healthcare system braces for a new age, using technology to develop interoperable, patient-centered health … Continue reading

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Optimising medical image acquisition

While techniques such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging have revolutionised medicine, they are not perfect – and it can be difficult to dig out the information that’s required. ’The paradigm that’s developed over time is simply to produce … Continue reading

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Ramblings: My next speaking slot – HospitalBuildAsia 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen, My next speaking slot is with HospitalBuildAsia 2010 at the new buzz in town – Marina Bay Sands Singapore. This will be the second time I’m speaking for HospitalBuildAsia and for this event, I’ll be giving the opening … Continue reading

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