Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ramblings: ‘The Book’ is completed!

Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow friends and readers, ‘The Book’ is completed. Granted that it took longer than expected (due to an unforeseenĀ break Ā of 8 months), I have finally completed the first draft of ‘The Book’ and am in the progress … Continue reading

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NEJM: Norwegian study casts fresh doubts on mammo screening

I got this off HealthImaging.com Norwegian researchers cast fresh doubts on the benefits of screening mammography in the Sept. 23 edition of New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) when they reported that screening mammography accounted for a ā€œmodestā€ one-third of … Continue reading

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Google Health relaunches, targets wellness audience

Nice article on PHR from HealthCareITNews.com Two and a half years after its launch, Google Health has unveiled a “top-to-bottom” redesign ā€“ with a new focus on attracting a users who want to “actively manage their health and wellness.” The … Continue reading

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Digital pathology added to DICOM standards

One of the more exciting topics these days (I am so sick of all the blabber about ‘meaningful use’) The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has contributed to the expansion of the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) medical … Continue reading

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Fuzzy Thinking Could Spot Heart Disease Risk

Interesting updates fromĀ ScienceDaily.com A new approach to evaluating a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, or heart failure is reported this month in theInternational Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management. The technique uses fuzzy logic to … Continue reading

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New Article: Vendor Neutral Archive & How it will change the World (of Medical Imaging Informatics)

I just finished a whitepaper on VendorĀ NeutralĀ Archive (VNA) and would like to share it with you wonderful people. This article examines the need for VNA and serves as an introduction/teaserĀ to an upcoming ebook of the same title – “Vendor Neutral … Continue reading

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Research firm looks at how hospitals get money’s worth from EMR

Interesting article from HealthcareITnews.com OREM, UT ā€“ Comparing vendor prices at the time of a purchase is just the start for hospitals and health systems that want to get their money’s worth from an EMR system, concludes a new report … Continue reading

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Radiologists call for national strategy to address medical imaging overuse

I got this article at DiagnosticImaging.com and I think its reflective of the real-world needs. Overutilization of medical imaging services exposes patients to unnecessary radiation and adds to healthcare costs, according to a report. The article, published in Radiology, calls … Continue reading

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Ramblings: HL7 Singapore’s 3rd Exco

I got elected onto the 3rd Executive Committee of HL7 Singapore as the Treasurer on 1st Sep 2010. For the unaware, I also contested for the 2nd Executive Committee elections (last year) but I was travelling (business trip in the … Continue reading

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