Monthly Archives: January 2010

What Is Clinical Informatics

Informatics is becoming a popular word in health care. In the past, limitations on data sharing have restricted the use of aggregated data in better understanding ways we can improve patient safety, at lower cost. Ethical considerations such as patient … Continue reading

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Technology startups focus on diagnostics

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New guidance on data sharing will protect patients

New guidance published on bmj.com this week sets out how personal information from clinical trials should be shared to help minimise risks to patient privacy. Many peer reviewed journals now require authors to be prepared to share their raw, unprocessed … Continue reading

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Remote Care for ICUs – it’s happening already

By PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D. Published: January 7, 2010 For over a decade now, health care experts have been promoting telemedicine, or the use of satellite technology, video conferencing and data transfer through phones and the Internet, to connect doctors … Continue reading

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Neural Network Reduces False Positives in CAD

Using an advanced massive-training artificial neural network (MTANN), computer-aided detection (CAD) scheme, radiologists were able to improve their polyp detection rate and reduce the number of false positives in CT colonography (CTC), based on a study presented at the 2009 … Continue reading

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eHealth technology improves patient safety

By facilitating access to complete patient data across multiple locations and systems, our eHealth solutions provide a step further towards evidence based medicine, which will allow for enhanced quality of care, improved productivity and a reduction of costs and medical … Continue reading

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Health Spending More than 16% of GDP

From the CMS Office of the Actuary: U.S. health care spending growth decelerated in 2008, increasing 4.4 percent compared to 6.0 percent in 2007, as spending growth slowed for nearly all health care goods and services, particularly for hospitals. Health … Continue reading

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