Archive for April, 2008

Use for eICUs Advancing

| April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

The use of eICU systems are moving forward and more and more military and civilian hospitals are finding that being able to electronically monitor intensive care patients can provide more efficient care. For example, the Tripler Army Medical Center located in Hawaii is the first military medical center to use telemedicine technology for long distance […]

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Patient Data, Images and Diagnostic Reports at a Glance – a Fully Integrated IT Solution within a Film- and Paperless Hospital

| April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Press Release from GE (www.ge.com) Digital data management and hospital-wide access to medical images of any type (DICOM; Non-DICOM) is a common standard in many hospitals today. Unfortunately, the major issue for clinical users is that on the one hand they have to deal with different information systems, depending on the information needed, and on […]

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India’s foray into telemedicine faces difficulties

| April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

India’s attempts to make a foray into the world of telemedicine has not made much headway, especially due to foreign data processing laws and difficulties in certification of qualifications of Indian telemedicine providers, the Planning Commission has said. Rising costs and dearth of medical personnel have created pressures for public health care providers in developed […]

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Doors closed on cancer screenings

| April 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Uma Bingham/My Word/The Times-StandardArticle Launched: 04/29/2008 01:27:18 AM PDT I work at a local non-profit medical clinic as a nurse-practitioner. Most of our clients do not have health insurance, but if they income-qualify we offer them various programs that will enable them to receive their yearly cancer screenings, such as pap smears and mammograms. One […]

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Cancer fears as X-rays increase

| April 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

New Zealand’s Medicare is investigating a sharp rise in digital imaging procedures such as X-rays and CT scans amid fears that some tests could be putting patients at risk of cancer. Government figures show the number of digital imaging tests conducted over the past five years has increased by 1 million to 4.8 million, taking […]

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Recent news from American Medical Association

| April 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

Specialty hospitals measure rightly removed from farm billAfter vocal objection from the AMA, federal lawmakers abandoned a proposal to insert a provision into already-passed agriculture legislation that would ban physicians’ referrals to specialty hospitals in which they have invested. The AMA has strong policy opposing limits on specialty hospitals because they offer an innovative way […]

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Group predicts shortage in medical lab technicians

| April 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

Minnesota’s NBC affiliate KARE-TV (4/24) reported that on Thursday, "local college and university medical instructors gathered with representatives from the Allina health system to let it be known [that] there is a shortage in lab technicians and it will soon be dire." The conference attendees attributed the impending decline to the fact that "many schools […]

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iCAD’s Computer-Aided Detection Mammography System with Fuji’s Computed Radiography gets FDA Nod

| April 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

April 24th, 2008 by The MediNEWS Team iCAD, Inc. has received the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) marketing approval for its SecondLook® Digital, to be used in combination with Fujifilm Computed Radiography for Mammography (FCRm) systems. In July 2006, Fujifilm got the approval for its FCRm from FDA, and since then, nearly 500 conventional […]

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Discovering Biology in a Digital World : The Personal Genome discussion

| April 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

Bill Gates, Eric Lander, Maynard Olson, Leena Peltonen, and George Church fielded questions recently at a fascinating panel discussion on personal genomics at the University of Washington. Beware the flood!!Eric Lander started the night by bringing everyone up to speed on the state of genomics. I’m going to paraphrase his introduction here: Eric pointed out […]

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eHealth and Telemedicine Associations of Germany, Austria and Switzerland Join Forces

| April 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Friday, 11 April 2008 Across Europe and worldwide, telemedicine and telehealth services respond to today’s health and social demands, i.e. treatment of chronic patients, support for the quality of life of elderly people living at home and the empowerment of citizens/patients to make healthcare choices. With the evolving European-wide availability of eHealth infrastructures, new opportunities […]

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CAP Foundation Futurescape Conference Series II

| April 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Transforming Pathology: Emerging technology driving practice innovation June 6-8, 2008, Westin O’Hare, Rosemont, IL                   REGISTER TODAY! Download schedule and registrations forms here                                                       Download futurescapeschedule.pdf Download futurescaperegform.pdf This year’s Futurescape Conference takes […]

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Cleveland Clinic Becomes a Bedfellow with Google to Deliver Online Medical Records

| April 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

Reposted from Dark Daily.  Follow up on previous post here.  Because healthcare is about to embark on a major digitization of paper records, lots of new corporate players are positioning themselves to profit from this activity. The latest surprise pairing is Cleveland Clinic and Internet giant Google . Both organizations jointly announced a new collaboration […]

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Receive Special CAP’08 Discount During Lab Week

| April 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

In celebration of National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (April 20-26, 2008), the College of American Pathologists extends to you a special discount for CAP ’08—THE Pathologists’ Meeting™. Register by Sunday, April 27 and you’ll save an extra $50 off the global fee. You can attend CAP ’08 for only $805! Your printed catalog will arrive […]

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Learning and Telemedicine in Rural Communities

| April 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

Good news for rural communities – the United States Department of Agriculture has just announced that $128 million dollars will be available to improve medical care and education in rural areas: "Telemedicine and distance learning are the foundation on which the quality of education and health care in rural America can and will improve," Dorr […]

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