Thursday, April 26, 2012

Top 25 articles in Journal of Medical Informatics

The Journal of Medical Informatics has published a list of the 25 most downloaded articles of 2011. The list provide a good overview of the field of Medical Informatics and contains top-rated papers on all kind of different topics. The list can be found here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Google Glasses - Augmented reality of the future

Really fantastic how Google sees the world of tomorrow with a HUD displaying all kinds of information. Check out the movie on YouTube. Where are the applications in the medical field? In my opinion there are plenty! Now demonstration yet, but a more general movie, however it provides the general idea.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

KPMG Report on Global Lessons in E-Health Implementation

A report entitled "Accelerating Innovation: The Power of the Crowd" was recently published by KPMG.
In this report it is stated that eHealth requires a holistic and integrated approach. To achieve this they propose three basic concepts:

  1. Crowd accelerated innovation
  2. Collaborative alignment
  3. Creative dislocation
By doing this they propose to use the crowd to develop sustainable e-health initiatives.
Download the full report here.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

RADbook available for free for the iPad

RADbook 2012 is now available for free for the iPad. The RADbook app provides a 168 page overview of what is available on the radiology market today subdivided into 11 categories. These categories are: IT, CT, MRI, Interventional, Mammo, R/F, Nuclear, Displays/Printers, Ultrasound, Injectors, and Testing Devices.
It provides a listing of the available devices/systems with a direct link to the website of the vendor. A valuable tool for anyone looking to buy new equipment.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Study: Poor health IT implementation planning affects patient care

Every hospital is running IT implementation plans and has procedures and regulations to follow and obey to. In all cases it is advocated and believed that implementation of new IT systems such as Electronic Patient Records, and Radiology and Hospital Information Systems will have positive effects on the Healthcare institutions involved in increase of productivity and decrease of cost. However, planning is everything in projects like these as was shown by a paper in the American Journal of Managed Care.
A poorly planned health IT implementation can have deleterious effects on the quality of patient care, and can even increase inpatient mortality, according to an article published in the March edition of theAmerican Journal of Managed Care.
Study: Poor health IT implementation planning affects patient care

AJR: Beware—Non-DICOM CDs on the rise

We already noticed in our hospital that the amount of CDs coming in that could not be read by our DICOM tools was increasing. This is now confirmed by a publication in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Wonder what other peoples experiences are in this area.

Although the number of hard-copy films submitted for secondary neuroradiology interpretations have plummeted, the volume of non-DICOM CDs has nearly doubled, according to a study published in the April issue ofAmerican Journal of Roentgenology

AJR: Beware—Non-DICOM CDs on the rise