Archive for January, 2009

CAP Foundation Grants – Deadline: February 1, 2009

| January 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

 

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Follow blog on twitter

| January 29, 2009 | 5 Comments

Despite my interests in Web 2.0 and Pathology 2.0 as I have referred to, I have not used many of the deliverables of several social media sites and networking tools beyond blogging.  Still not on Facebook or MySpace but started following several folks on Twitter, which has been called the "telegraph system of Web 2.0."  Some might actually […]

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Mayo Clinic launches new culture blog

| January 28, 2009 | 8 Comments

In the past I have blogged about Mayo Clinic Facebook and Mayo Clinic YouTube channel and commented about the use of Web 2.0 tools at our institution.  As a brief follow up since those posts there are now over 4,500 "fans" on Facebook and dozens of videos with thousands of views on the YouTube channel. Now Mayo […]

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Digital pathology to benefit from Middle East oncology clinics

| January 27, 2009 | 1 Comment

UPMC and its partnership with Omnyx recently announced the formation of 25 oncology clinics over the next 10 years in the start of a global healthcare business they may expand elsewhere. Part of this initiative includes Omnyx as part of the project.  Oncology care has at its center, pathology and this use of digital pathology […]

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NIH awards contracts for projects to improve informatics support to small clinical studies.

| January 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Healthcare IT News (1/26, Merrill) reported that NIH "has awarded three contracts for pilot projects to improve informatics support for researchers conducting small-to medium-sized clinical studies. Officials say the projects will boost how researchers communicate and aid in the discovery of new treatments for diseases." The contracts were awarded to "Case Western Reserve University in […]

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NIH Releases Report on Technologic Advancements

| January 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

The complete report is available through the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) web site at http://biennialreport.nih.gov. NIH has just released a report that summarizes NIH technology developments. Today, technology development, basic research, and clinical applications drive biomedical research and enables scientists and clinicians to use sophisticated tools to unravel fundamental biological questions. The report […]

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Telestroke and Telepathology

| January 25, 2009 | 1 Comment

Came across a recent article on stroke telemedicine, or "telestroke". Stroke telemedicine is a lifesaving practice that deserves further advancement, Mayo researchers write in the January 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Since its inception, stroke telemedicine has developed nationally and internationally as a reliable means of aiding patients. Yet certain key systematic components need […]

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Another pathologist joins the blogosphere

| January 23, 2009 | 3 Comments

Received an e-mail from Brian Moore today over at neuropathology blog about another pathologist blogger.  The new blog is called The Daily Sign-Out started this month and inspired by Bruce Friedman's blog.  As a surgical pathologist, have enjoyed the posts to date and looks like a blog worth following. Welcome to the blogosphere!  

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PhotoZoom application

| January 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Many thanks to Joshua Guan over at Utopian Blue for sharing the below post with me and how he created the below image.  The whole slide images you see in Silverlight object are acquired from a microscope camera. "PhotoZoom makes it easy for anyone to create zooming albums from their uploaded photos. It is an experimental […]

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GE launches India’s first digital X-ray system

| January 21, 2009 | 2 Comments

Kolkata, India, January 7: India may soon update its prolonged and outdated X-ray technology to the advanced digital system for better healthcare quality and reliability. GE Healthcare is to launch India’s first digital X-ray system, ‘Tejas DR-F’. X-ray, which is the primary and most widely used diagnostic imaging tool, has remained most under-developed imaging specialty […]

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Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 Conference

| January 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

Check out Berci Mesko's comments from the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 Conference which includes some interesting digital pathology applications showcased.  

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Obama mentions medical costs, health IT in his inaugural address.

| January 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

Obama expected to fulfill healthcare reform promises   In the Wall Street Journal (1/20) Health Blog, Sarah Rubenstein wrote that "during President Obama's inaugural address to the nation," he mentioned healthcare twice. First, there "was an acknowledgement of the expense of healthcare in a long list of woes the nation faces." She quotes Obama as […]

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Google vs Facebook

| January 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Google vs Facebook Michael Agger on the coming battle as social networks expand. (image: slate.com)   

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A Repository for Bottled Monsters – 500,000 digital pathology images review

| January 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Repository for Bottled Monsters, the unofficial blog for the National Museum of Health and Medicine (nee the Army Medical Museum) at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC, has a series of 4 posts recently finished describing the work done to date on scanning in several parts of their extensive collection and how the […]

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