Archive for July, 2009

Leveraging Cloud Storage: Store More and Spend Less for Medical Image Archiving

| July 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Today, many healthcare providers are challenged by the explosive growth in the size and volume of medical images, evolving regulations, lengthy retention requirements and the financial pressures from the economic crisis. This Web seminar takes a closer look at medical image archiving costs and the significant benefits delivered by cloud-based storage solutions. Not only does […]

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Cleveland Clinic to Use Point-of-Care Testing in EMR Network with HealthVault

| July 29, 2009 | 1 Comment

Courtesy of Dark Daily Microsoft’s HealthVault has interfaced with the eCleveland Clinic MyChart patient portal to create an interactive feature that collects data on from in-home medical devices used by patients with chronic conditions. The pilot project includes 460 patients with diabetes, congestive heart failure and hypertension. These patients use home blood pressure monitors, glucometers, and […]

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Microsoft and Yahoo are said to have reached a deal

| July 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Microsoft and Yahoo have agreed to the terms of an online search and advertising deal that will be announced as soon as Wednesday, according to reports. The two sides are close to signing a partnership that, in a shift from earlier plans, would see Yahoo playing a greater role in search advertising, The Wall Street […]

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Fluorescence microscope add-on to cell phone developed

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

BBC News (7/22) reports that researchers developed the CellScope, an add-on to a mobile phone that acts as both a white-light and fluorescence microscope. It "can take detailed images and analyse them to diagnose diseases such as tuberculosis." The hope is to use the device "in the developing world, where such medical diagnostics are rare […]

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Department of Labor (DOL) Announces Health Care Sector Grants

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

On July 23, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the availability of approximately $125 million in new grant funds authorized for projects that provide training and placement services to help workers pursue careers within the health care sector. Eligible applicants include public entities and private nonprofit organizations. The grants are intended to fund projects that […]

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Definiens AG Receives DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 and EN ISO 13485:2007 Certification

| July 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

Munich, Germany / Morristown, NJ – July 23, 2009 – Definiens, the number one Enterprise Image Intelligence® company, has successfully completed the certification process for the worldwide common quality management standards DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 and EN ISO 13485:2007. Definiens has demonstrated that its process workflow—from design and development to production, sales, installation and customer […]

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Response to Patent Infringement Lawsuit Filed by Aperio Technologies, Inc.

| July 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

[Below is a corrected version of original post.  Hamamatsu has issued a response to a lawsuit but has not filed a counter lawsuit as I originally wrote].  Thank you to two loyal readers for the press release and correction. Unfortunately I did not see this at the time this press release was filed but last […]

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Update on Myriad Genetics gene patent suit

| July 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Salt Lake Tribune (7/22, Harvey) reports, "The University of Utah and Myriad Genetics have asked a federal judge in New York to dismiss a high-profile lawsuit from gene research groups and others who are seeking to overturn the US practice of granting patents on human genes." The suit centers on "seven patents related to […]

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ChemImage now offers lower cost FALCON II™

| July 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

ChemImage is pleased to announce the release of lower cost configurations of our FALCON II Wide-field Raman Chemical Imaging Systems. The new FALCON II Product Series now consists of a Professional, Plus, Standard and Lite configuration for Ingredient-Specific Particle Sizing (ISPS™) and other applications. These new editions help to provide an economic option for pharmaceutical […]

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Quest Diagnostics MedPlus Subsidiary Enables New York Clinical Information Exchange (NYCLIX) to Share Meaningful Data and Enhance Patient Care

| July 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Patient-based record reported to improve quality, safety and efficiency. MedPlus, the healthcare information technology subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), yesterday announced that NYCLIX is now sharing key patient data electronically among ten unaffiliated healthcare organizations across New York City using the company's Centergy(TM) suite of integrated health information exchange (HIE) solutions. NYCLIX partner hospitals […]

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MEDTING: Medical Exchange Video with teleconsultation for surgical pathology

| July 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

Very nice video presentation on use of Medting for global collaboration and pathology consultation. Audio adds to the presentation. 

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Applied Spectral Imaging (ASI) Launches PathEx Duo: the First Detection System for Double Pathology Staining

| July 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

Press release brief but ability to seperate multiple stains on same section has major implications for not only looking at tumor morphology but tumor biology as individual cells can be seen with multiple stains at one time.  Migdal Haemek, Israel, July 07, 2009 -Applied Spectral Imaging (ASI) a leading provider of comprehensive imaging solutions for […]

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Medting CEO appointed as new HIMSS Board Chair

| July 13, 2009 | 3 Comments

Medting US CEO, Barry Chaiken, MD, MPH, FHIMSS, assumed the one-year term as chair of the HIMSS board. “It is a great honor to serve as board chair-especially during this exciting time with healthcare reform and the use of health IT as an enabler as top priorities,” he said. “This is such a key time […]

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Cleveland Clinic launches its own WebMD

| July 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

Cleveland Clinic last week unveiled Clevelandclinichealth.com, the hospital’s health-and-wellness portal and the latest in a string of online creations in the past year. More health-care institutions have tried to turn their medical knowledge outward as they witness the success of social media and sites like WedMD. A site like MayoClinic.com is the standard bearer for the concept. […]

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