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online second opinion services on the rise

Growth in Online Second Opinion Services

Studies have shown that, overall, about 20 percent of patients seek second medical opinions; in specialties such as oncology, the rate is more... Read more

pet health portals

Can EHR Portals Follow Pet Records Model?

Using health IT systems is one way to enhance patient engagement with their own health and wellness. For example, healthcare providers implement... Read more

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Handheld Device Widens Vital Signs Data Collection

A novel handheld, battery-powered device developed by Johns Hopkins researchers can quickly pick up vital signs from a patient's lips and fingertip.... Read more

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Why Level of EHR Satisfaction Varies Amongst Doctors

Results of two recent surveys to gauge physicians' experience in using electronic health records (EHR) have revealed that, overall, physicians... Read more

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Tech to Play Key Role in Obama Precision Medicine

In his State of the Union Address this January, President Obama announced the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) that was launched with a $215... Read more

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We are getting used to hear that all sorts of technological innovations will help men and women live almost eternally without suffering: magic seeds, like the beans in the fairy tale, that grow without water and with therapeutic properties; colour pills that will extend our lives beyond 200 years; gene therapies that will eliminate cancer; brain... Read more

Politician Aneurin Bevan, the founder of the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, famously asserted at the service’s birth in 1948, “If a hospital bedpan is dropped in a hospital corridor in Tredegar, the reverberations should echo around Whitehall.” Southeast Wales is less than 260 miles from London; it would have to be one very noisy reverberation... Read more

What could the new data protection law mean for health sector leaders? The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on 25 May 2018, replacing the 1995 Data Protection Directive. Directly binding and applicable in all EU states, the GDPR aims to protect the data and privacy of the European population by giving... Read more

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Taking the Mystery Out of Machine Learning

2017 06 Apr

Radiologists have been taught to fear machine learning.  It means what it says, a machine can learn.  It is an inherently frightening concept.  It is almost a shame to put such a label on the process, because it is not really new.  Remember Fuzzy Logic?  Neural Networks?  We were all impressed that a computer could recognize the letter “A”, but that... Read more

IT Management

Seven Steps to a More Efficient and Resilient IT Solution

2017 20 Feb

Efficient patient-centric care models require consolidating mountains of data. Acquisitions and regionalization further compound the challenge. How does an organization capitalize on what could easily become a liability?   Fredrik Gustavsson, Sectra CTO, sums up the answer simply, “Don’t buy technology. Buy solutions for your clinical pathways.”... Read more

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Canterbury Hospital, Australia

2016 15 Nov

Located in Sydney’s Inner west, Canterbury Hospital has just over 200 beds. DT Research and its partner, HPA supplied 49 Carts with DT592BU Medical-Cart Computers to Canterbury in June 2016. Canterbury uses Surginet (Cerner) for theatre & recovery eMR applications on their PC’s Source & Image Credit:  DT Research Read more

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 Jan Filochowski

Leading and Learning in the Real World

Leadership is a generic term, so when we talk about leaders in the NHS...

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Rationalising Standard Laboratory Measurements

Laboratory measurements are widely used in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)....

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