Monthly Archives: January 2013

Mining Electronic Records for Revealing Health Data

This is an excellent article about utilising the data  residing in electronic records for research purposes. The article also hints of the inherent issue when utilising these valuable data residing across different electronic records – the lack of interoperability. Enjoy the article … Continue reading

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Surgeons may use hand gestures to manipulate MRI images in OR

This is an interesting piece from Purdue University, on using hand gestures instead of the usual mouse, keyboard and touchscreen. Aimed at reducing the spread of infection-causing bacteria, I think this technology when matured, can be adopted in dental informatics too. WEST LAFAYETTE, … Continue reading

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New advanced computing institute to tackle big problems

Interesting news pertaining to Big Data from The Seattle Times, enjoy 🙂 The University of Washington and the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are forming a new enterprise, the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing, to tackle a wide … Continue reading

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iPad TB diagnosis stacks up well vs. LCD monitor

Interesting article from about using iPads as a non primary diagnostic  but still as effective. Enjoy 🙂   There is no detectable effect of using an iPad rather than a traditional LCD monitor for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB), according to a … Continue reading

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