Archive for March, 2012

AliveCor Takes Heart in Initial Findings of iPhone ECG Study

| March 30, 2012

An initial study of the iPhone ECG – which we’ve covered since its popular YouTube video was released last year – was presented at this past week’s American College of Cardiology 61st Annual Scientific Sessions in Chicago. The h…

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Aggregated Multiparameter Clinical Data Capture

| March 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

The use of multi-parameter clinical data data capture has not been practical nor viable until more recently as the state-of-the art processors have allowed multi-bed, multiparameter (MBMP) real-time data acquisition and logging. While some of the major vendors do support MBMP monitoring, they typically use it for displaying histograms for their own data such as […]

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How to Display Base64 ECG waveforms in Excel

| March 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is a pretty neat trick I recently picked up recently. Most physiological waveform values are stored in the amplitude (Y) axis using ASCII data to render points along the horizontal axis (X or time).  There are a variety of storage formats for electrocardiographic data, some compressed some not. This process only works with uncompressed […]

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RaySafe i2 Radiation Dosimetry System Keeps Tabs on Clinician’s Exposure

| March 26, 2012

Clinicians working with C-arms and fluoroscopes in the operating room are subjected to background radiation that scatters off the patient every time an image is taken.  Keeping an eye on personal exposure is important for orthopedic surgeons and other…

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Cloud Computing in the Healthcare Environment

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

With all of the interest in cloud computing it was no wonder that the healthcare market chose to use the technology to solve some of the larger information technology problems. While cloud computing can add some complexity, it provides unparalleled  community and data outreach capabilities. While the price of storage has dropped tremendously, cloud environments […]

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Success in Mobile healthcare’ to be part of Defense Strategies Institute’s May 2012 Summit

| March 23, 2012

Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) brought together federal senior leadership in October 2011 to look at the iEHR architectural roadmap that was released last spring, and now they are examining, “How to achieve success across domain data sharing and …

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Put Your Phone, or Skin, on Vibrate

| March 23, 2012

Tattoos have been used for everything from aesthetics to gang signs to religious rituals. Within the field of medicine they are often used to ID patients with certain illnesses or allergies. We’ve covered emerging medical applications of tattoos …

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Business intelligence use cases for health care organizations

| March 23, 2012

In health care as in other verticals, BI software is increasingly being used to address financial issues. Organizations are finding ways to apply BI to patient care as well.

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First sterile iPad sleeve for operating room now available, exclusive hands-on review

| March 22, 2012

EchoMedical has partnered with Protek Medical devices to bring to market a disposable sterile iPad sleeve for use in the operating room. iMedicalApps was able to get a first-run production unit for quick test. Read below to see my first impressions as …

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Open Minds Exhibition: Brilliance, an Affordable Phototherapy System for Infants (interview)

| March 22, 2012

One of the products on display at this year’s Open Minds Exhibition is Brilliance, a Stanford team’s solution for infantile jaundice in developing countries.  Phototherapy is remarkably effective for this potentially devastating problem, h…

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