Category Archives: Blog – Commentaries

New Article: Challenges in EHR Adoption ā€“ Data Protection

Dear friends, I’d like to share a new article (a commentaryĀ piece) that raises awareness on the topic of Data Protection in national wide implementations of Electronic Health Records (EHR) solutions. The co-author of this paper is aĀ Visiting Associate to binaryHealthCareā€™s … Continue reading

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More healthcare IT professionals needed for health IT adoption

While the job market is good for us in Healthcare Informatics (nope, working as a helpdesk or maintaining servers in a hospital does not count), I didn’t know that it was this good. “As the healthcare system in the United … Continue reading

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Yahoo rejects Microsoft deadline as tech battle intensifies

Seems that the courtship between Microsoft and Yahoo is not exactly smooth sailing šŸ™‚ ” Yahoo on Monday rejected a three-week deadline from Microsoft to accept a 44.6 billion dollar takeover, as the battle between the two technology titans heated … Continue reading

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Agfa, ICW, Sun Microsystems form open-source eHealth initiative

Thats right, Agfa HealthCare, InterComponentWare (ICW) and Sun Microsystems have joined as foundation members of the new Open eHealth Foundation, an open-source initiative for the healthcare IT arena. The objectives of the Foundation (as stated in their web site) is; … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart partners with hospitals to rapidly expand in-store clinics

USA: “Wal-Mart recently announced plans to partner with community hospitals across the country to open up 400 new retail clinics inside its stores by 2010, in addition to the 55 it already houses. Thirteen of those are owned and operated … Continue reading

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Google Tool Could Search Out Hospital Superbugs

An articleĀ at NewScientist talks about utilising Google’s PageRank algorithm to help focus preventative measures more accurately by identifying key routes of infection and transmission. This in my opinion is an effective utilisation of existing proven technology as an enabler. šŸ™‚ … Continue reading

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New Article: Excuse Me, Are You a PACS Administrator?

I wrote this article for the Singapore Society of Radiographers (SSR) back in October 2007 but could only release it now as I had to wait for SSR to publish it in their newsletter. This article is my second “Excuse … Continue reading

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PACS users complain of Repetitive Stress Symptoms

The ‘dangers’ of Repetitive Stress Injury areĀ real and it is of little amazement to me that modern day radiologists are facing this problem as well – because they are now spend long hours in front of a computers. Now ergonomics … Continue reading

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PACS simulator preps residents for call

This articleĀ from PACSWeb caught my attention,Ā allow me list down a few points of the article to illustrate my thoughts (please read the article in case I take it out of context); “residents practice in reviewing and interpreting call-like cases independently, … Continue reading

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Effective Project Management – Tracking my life story

I just embarked on a mini personalĀ project – compiling the timeline of my ‘life story’ starting from tertiary education, this is how it got started. I just finished an article on how to select a Cardiovascular PACS (I’ll post it … Continue reading

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