VMW Monthly - May 2005 - ISSN 1388-722X



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Contents May 2005 Issue

 
Cross-Atlantic state-of-the-art
 
HaiVision supports TATRC in leading-edge telemedicine demonstrations at ATA 2005 conference
Engineering approach to blood flow aims to improve stroke treatment
TelaDoc Medical Services Inc. launches dedicated telephone medical consult programme
Kansas University MC researcher studies childhood obesity in rural Kansas
Mayo Clinic study shows advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable and curable
 
Grid for Health
 
InforSense and the BioTeam announce partnership to deliver high performance Grid computing environment for bioinformatics
Institute for Systems Biology Symposium addresses need for better computational tools such as World Community Grid
IBM to prototype medical information exchange system to enable industry collaboration
National Institutes of Health awards $1,7 million for interoperability and portability of Electronic Medical Records across Philadelphia
Healthgrid 2005 Proceedings dig into results, field test outcomes and prototype application strategies of Grids in health care
 
Healthcare compunetics
 
Henry Ford Health System implements Health Hero Network's Health Buddy System for heart failure patients
Xilas Medical Inc. receives Phase II funding from the National Institutes of Health for diabetes telemedicine grant
Important new industry handbook predicts RFID hospital health care market to hit $8.8 billion by 2010
FDA-approved SurgiChip to help eliminate wrong-site, wrong-patient, wrong-procedure surgeries
Daou designs enterprise mobile health system for Adventist Health System
 
Industrial Chemist's Corner
 
Marconi's ViPr in telemedicine trial at University of Arizona College of Medicine
Misys Healthcare Systems enhances State Laboratory reporting to help officials react faster to public health crisis
Patented Biophan technology enables non-invasive MRI-based imaging of implantable blood filters to prevent pulmonary embolism
Cisco extends Medical-Grade Network model with assessment tool and e-Radiology solution
Siemens Netherlands counts on Wireless Valley for complex wireless network design and management
 
Planet Europe in Action
 
ATKOSoft's Frontis S/W Suite in the Top 10 Finalists at the OPN Innovation Award
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to develop smart solutions for Germany's next-generation e-health card
Ageing population and technological advances to boost European hip and knee replacements market
French and Swedish enterprises win European Information Society Technology Prize 2005
Newly founded Dutch company LifeSignal to start with heart monitoring tests
 
The 21st century hospital
 
POH Medical Center in Pontiac goes live with Misys CPR system
Varian's new Trilogy technology for image-guided radiosurgery used at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City
Siemens Business Services, Intel and Fujitsu Siemens Computers are launching an RFID project at the Klinikum Saarbrücken
Wray Community Hospital selects Optio software to provide Electronic Health Record solution
Surgeons at University of Illinois MC to perform first robotic complex liver surgery
 
Virtual snap shots
 
Cybernet Medical adds Interactive Voice Response to the MedStar system for enhanced patient information collection
Intuitive Surgical receives FDA clearance for gynaecological laparoscopic procedures
Robotic arm could help stroke survivors regain range of motion
University of South Alabama Health System purchases $1,2 million Misys Laboratory Suite
Omnicell Marketing Executive outlines new RFID medical-surgical supply chain management technology
 
VMWC news bites
 
Clinicians use 4D image-guided radiotherapy and respiratory gating to treat intestinal cancer
Ophthalmologists and physicists at Stanford University team up to design a bionic eye
Evaluating virtual reality therapy for treating acute post traumatic stress disorder
New University of South California system images and differentiates soft tissue with unprecedented detail and precision
Turbo Squid releases Zygote Male 3D Human Anatomy collection
 

Leads May 2005 Issue

 
Cross-Atlantic state-of-the-art
 
HaiVision supports TATRC in leading-edge telemedicine demonstrations at ATA 2005 conference
Full ArticleHaiVision Systems Inc. is supporting the first public demonstrations of revolutionary telemedicine procedures designed to bring together critical medical talents and patients-in-need. At the American Telemedicine Association event in Denver, the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), a subordinate element of the United States Army Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) is hosting a telesurgery demonstration based on research co-ordinated by a team of telesurgical experts from TATRC, Intuitive Surgical, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Cincinnati.
Engineering approach to blood flow aims to improve stroke treatment
Full ArticleA professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the University at Buffalo's (UB) School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and research professor of neurosurgery in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Hui Meng is a member of a select, but growing, cadre of engineers whose quantitative skills are sought after increasingly by the clinicians who treat patients with brain aneurysms.
TelaDoc Medical Services Inc. launches dedicated telephone medical consult programme
Full ArticleTelaDoc Medical Services Inc. has launched the first nationwide programme to focus solely upon telephone medical consult services, offering consumers the convenience of simply picking up the telephone and receiving quality medical care at home, at work or on-the-road. TelaDoc quickly resolves routine medical issues in a fraction of the time people spend accessing care from urgent care facilities, emergency rooms or physician offices.
Kansas University MC researcher studies childhood obesity in rural Kansas
Full ArticleAccording to the National Institutes of Health, nearly one third of adults in the United States are considered obese and more than half of adults are at weights that adversely affect their health. Children, even those in rural Kansas, haven't managed to escape this growing problem either. However, a University of Kansas School of Medicine professor is starting her research career trying to determine a way to help rural children have better health habits. The professor will use telemedicine to conduct most of her research and to implement intervention methods in rural Kansas.
Mayo Clinic study shows advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable and curable
Full ArticleNew findings from Mayo Clinic indicate that cT3 prostate cancer, a disease in which the cancer has spread locally from inside the prostate to immediately outside it, is operable and has 15-year cancer survival rates of almost 80 percent.
 
Grid for Health
 
InforSense and the BioTeam announce partnership to deliver high performance Grid computing environment for bioinformatics
Full ArticleInforSense Limited and the BioTeam Inc. have signed a partnership to integrate their products. The BioTeam has joined the InforSense Open Workflow Partner Network as a Certified Solutions Provider. The companies will work to integrate the BioTeam's informatics clustering kit, iNquiry, with InforSense's work flow-based integrative analytics environment, InforSense KDE, to provide the world's first high performance Grid computing environment for bioinformatics study in life science industrial and research organisations.
Institute for Systems Biology Symposium addresses need for better computational tools such as World Community Grid
Full ArticleThe Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) announced at its 2005 international symposium on Computational Challenges in Systems Biology that ISB's Human Proteome Folding Project launched on IBM's World Community Grid in November 2004 has already predicted 50.000 protein structures. The project, funded by IBM and tapping into the unused computational power of idle computers is helping predict the shape of human proteins and helping make new scientific and medical breakthroughs come at an ever faster pace - certainly more rapidly than in any new field of biology in the 20th Century. Annotating these proteins of unknown function remains a critical bottleneck for systems biology and is crucial to understanding the biological relevance of genome-wide changes in mRNA and protein expression, protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions.
IBM to prototype medical information exchange system to enable industry collaboration
Full ArticleIBM is building a test bed that it plans to use in collaboration with players in the health care field to accelerate development of a true standards-based, interoperable national health care information system. Called the Interoperable Health Information Infrastructure (IHII), the IBM system is designed to allow the first on demand ecosystem in the health care industry, enabling the integration of information among hospitals, agencies and consumers to improve the effectiveness of medical care. IHII will span IBM sites in San Jose, California; Rochester, Minnesota; and Haifa, Israel, to replicate the type of national and international linkages that would be necessary to implement a comprehensive, secure electronic health care ecosystem. IBM expects the pilot to be fully operational by the end of this year.
National Institutes of Health awards $1,7 million for interoperability and portability of Electronic Medical Records across Philadelphia
Full ArticleThe National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1,7 million grant to health information service provider Hx Technologies to expand and enhance its flagship Philadelphia Health Information Exchange. The award comes amid a very high level of interest in such networks across the nation stimulated by President Bush's call for interoperable electronic medical records within the next ten years. It follows a rigorous peer-review process that had assigned a high priority score based on the company's record of continued innovation and the project's benefits to society. An anticipated national health information network (NHIN) is expected to emerge from such regional exchanges.
Healthgrid 2005 Proceedings dig into results, field test outcomes and prototype application strategies of Grids in health care
Full ArticleThe conference proceedings of the third edition of the annual "Healthgrid" event, held April 7-9, 2005 in Oxford, United Kingdom, have been published as the 112th volume in the series dedicated to Studies in Health Technology and Informatics by IOS Press in Amsterdam. This Healthgrid 2005 edition includes 22 papers divided into four categories: Knowledge and Data Management; Deployment of Grids in Health; Current Projects; and Ethical, Legal, Social and Security Issues. The Proceedings titled "From Grid to Healthgrid" also contain the Healthgrid White Paper which has been drawn up by over fifty experts in the areas of Grid technologies and eHealth applications after the second Healthgrid Conference that was held in Clermont-Ferrand, France in January 2004.
 
Healthcare compunetics
 
Henry Ford Health System implements Health Hero Network's Health Buddy System for heart failure patients
Full ArticleHealth Hero Network Inc. medical director Julie Cheitlin Cherry and Jonathan Ehrman, Ph.D., Henry Ford Health System's Associate Programme Director, Preventive Cardiology Programme Director, spoke at the tenth annual American Telemedicine Association meeting in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ehrman and Ms. Cherry presented early outcomes and implementation information from a heart failure study conducted within the Henry Ford Health System. The study demonstrated high patient satisfaction (92 percent), and compliance (88 percent) and several patient case studies showing a potential decrease in ER visits and hospitalizations.
Xilas Medical Inc. receives Phase II funding from the National Institutes of Health for diabetes telemedicine grant
Full ArticleXilas Medical Inc.'s telemedicine grant has been approved for Phase II funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant is for $880.000 over 24 months and allows Xilas to conduct clinical trials on its TempTouch RM, an infrared temperature remote monitoring (RM) device for diabetic patients. A Phase I NIH-sponsored trial was completed in late 2003 and proved that the TempTouch RM can be used as an effective tool for capturing the medical data and sending it over a modem.
Important new industry handbook predicts RFID hospital health care market to hit $8.8 billion by 2010
Full ArticleA new industry study, called "RFID & Emerging Technologies Guide to Healthcare", predicts that RFID and its related technologies in the hospital marketplace will skyrocket to $8,8 billion by 2010; and that it will be segmented into three general categories. These involve RFID Driven Revenue: hardware and software integration - $1,3 billion; Infrastructure Support for RFID Enablement: wireless networks - $1,3 billion, enterprise-related software - $1.4 billion; and Hospital Connectivity - $4,8 billion.
FDA-approved SurgiChip to help eliminate wrong-site, wrong-patient, wrong-procedure surgeries
Full ArticleAMTSystems, a provider of automatic identification solutions in the health care industry, will launch several new pilot programmes for SurgiChip, the market's first FDA-approved RFID verification system to help prevent wrong-patient, wrong-procedure and wrong-site surgeries.
Daou designs enterprise mobile health system for Adventist Health System
Full ArticleDaou Systems Inc., a provider of IT consulting and management services to health care organisations, will begin implementation of the enterprise mobile health strategy it has designed for Adventist Health System (AHS), a 37-hospital system headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida. The project marks the second significant mobile health contract Daou has signed this quarter.
 
Industrial Chemist's Corner
 
Marconi's ViPr in telemedicine trial at University of Arizona College of Medicine
Full ArticleMarconi Corporation plc has started a trial with the Arizona Surgical Technology and Education Center (ASTEC) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and ExhibitOne to deploy, test and develop videoconferencing for remote medical applications and training. Marconi and ExhibitOne Corporation, an Arizona-based provider of telepresence and presentation technologies, are working with ASTEC to explore real-time videoconferencing applications to support ASTEC's medical simulation education programmes using Marconi's ViPr Virtual Presence System, an easy-to-use, flexible, high-resolution video telephony and multimedia communications platform.
Misys Healthcare Systems enhances State Laboratory reporting to help officials react faster to public health crisis
Full ArticleMisys Healthcare Systems has launched Misys Laboratory-Disease Reporting Interface, a new connectivity solution designed to transmit infectious disease data to state electronic laboratory reporting databases. The solution allows public health officials to track and predict communicable diseases and to react immediately to bioterrorism, chemical terrorism and other public health emergencies.
Patented Biophan technology enables non-invasive MRI-based imaging of implantable blood filters to prevent pulmonary embolism
Full ArticleA new round of experimental tests has demonstrated the ability of Biophan Technologies Inc.'s proprietary technology to enable Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of Vena Cava filters. Vena Cava filters are implanted in the Vena Cava of some patients undergoing surgery to capture and trap blood clots that have the potential to cause embolisms.
Cisco extends Medical-Grade Network model with assessment tool and e-Radiology solution
Full ArticleCisco Systems Inc. has introduced two new additions to its Medical-Grade Network initiative to further help hospitals, physicians and clinics more easily collaborate to enhance patient care and improve operational efficiency. These include the Cisco Medical-Grade Network Assessment and Cisco e-Radiology solution. The Medical-Grade Network Assessment tool enables health care executives to objectively evaluate their network capacity and capabilities against the delivery of their current and future health care services and business objectives. The Cisco e-Radiology solution is a suite of Cisco-powered offerings that combines Picture Archival Communications Systems (PACS) applications with a converged network to help optimize the transfer, access and storage of medical images and patient data to enhance consultation, time to diagnosis and time to treatment.
Siemens Netherlands counts on Wireless Valley for complex wireless network design and management
Full ArticleSiemens Netherlands has purchased Wireless Valley Communications' LANPlanner software to model and deploy wireless LANs. The Siemens Group is one of the Netherlands' leading electrical engineering companies and one of the services it provides is design and implementation of wireless networks. For example, the organisation completed the design of a campus-wide wireless LAN for the Free University of Amsterdam (the VU). Siemens Project Manager Martin Slagt and his team now plan on using Wireless Valley software to improve wireless coverage at several large Dutch hospitals.
 
Planet Europe in Action
 
ATKOSoft's Frontis S/W Suite in the Top 10 Finalists at the OPN Innovation Award
Full ArticleOracle Corporation, for the second continuous year, organised the OPN Innovation Award, in order to encourage and reward proven or successful innovation by members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. ATKOSoft as OPN member, participated with the "Suite of Software Applications for Home Care Services Management - Frontis", which has been implemented with complete success to public and private organisations in Europe and in Greece.
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to develop smart solutions for Germany's next-generation e-health card
Full ArticleGermany is poised to introduce its next generation e-health card in 2006. The new version, set to replace the existing insurance card, holding only the patient's name, address and insurance number, will be the latest example of smart card technology to hit the market in Europe. It will be able to store prescription information and might even be used as the standard card for a digital signature, the key to modern eGovernment applications.
Ageing population and technological advances to boost European hip and knee replacements market
Full ArticleA combination of demographic factors and technological advances is poised to push the European hip and knee replacements market from an estimated USD 1,40 billion in 2004 to USD 1,83 billion in 2010. According to growth consultants Frost & Sullivan, the rapid graying of Europe's population with related increases in the incidence of musculoskeletal problems - particularly osteo-arthritis - is expected to be a key driver for orthopaedic prosthetic implant devices over the long term. At the same time, enhanced clinical outcomes and clinical efficacy are boosting the number of procedures carried out on patients in younger age groups.
French and Swedish enterprises win European Information Society Technology Prize 2005
Full ArticleTwo French firms and a Swedish company are the recipients of the Grand European Information Society Technology Prize 2005. This prize of 200.000 euro to each winner, is organised by the European Commission together with the European Council of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering. It is open each year to companies or organisations that present an innovative information technology product with a promising market potential. The winners of the 2005 Prize were selected by an independent jury from a total of 430 applicants from all over Europe. Most of the applicants, and also the three winners, are innovative small and medium-sized enterprises.
Newly founded Dutch company LifeSignal to start with heart monitoring tests
Full ArticleThe new Dutch company LifeSignal is launching a test for mobile heart monitoring in The Netherlands. LifeSignal aims not only to save lives but also to direct patients more efficiently to hospital emergency departments. The participating patients at risk will be receiving a device allowing them to make an ECG by pressing the device against their chest whenever they feel chest pain at home or on the road. The device is connected to a cell phone or PDA via Bluetooth.
 
The 21st century hospital
 
POH Medical Center in Pontiac goes live with Misys CPR system
Full ArticleMisys CPR enterprise-wide integrated computer-based patient record is live and in use at POH Medical Center, a premier osteopathic teaching hospital, in Pontiac, Michigan. Approximately 1000 POH Medical Center employees and associates - physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, student nurses, clinicians, IT analysts and clinical and non-clinical support staff - are using Misys CPR across the facility including nine inpatient units and two Emergency Departments at the 328-licensed bed hospital.
Varian's new Trilogy technology for image-guided radiosurgery used at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City
Full ArticleProvidence Medical Center in Kansas City has become the first cancer treatment centre in the Central United States to use the new Trilogy system from Varian Medical Systems for image-guided radiosurgery (IGRS), an ultra-precise treatment that uses new, real-time X-ray imaging capabilities to target cancer and neurological lesions. The Providence physicians used the new Trilogy system during its first six weeks of operation to treat six patients with image-guided radiosurgery.
Siemens Business Services, Intel and Fujitsu Siemens Computers are launching an RFID project at the Klinikum Saarbrücken
Full ArticleThe Klinikum Saarbrücken launched a pilot project for patient identification based on RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). The project, which covers some 1000 patients and is being run in collaboration with technology partners Siemens Business Services, Intel and Fujitsu Siemens Computers, aims to provide easier access to patient data. At the same time, deployment of the latest IT and RFID technology is expected to help improve safety in drug dosage and administration.
Wray Community Hospital selects Optio software to provide Electronic Health Record solution
Full ArticleWray Community Hospital, a 16-bed acute-care facility in Wray, Colorado, has selected the Optio QuickRecord and MedEx Suites to provide electronic health record and forms management solutions. Wray and Optio will begin a phased roll-out of Optio solutions this June. The systems are expected to be in full production by January 2006.
Surgeons at University of Illinois MC to perform first robotic complex liver surgery
Full ArticleSurgeons at the University of Illinois Medical Center (UIC) at Chicago have successfully performed the first robotic complex liver surgery in the United States. Surgeons at UIC performed the first robotic surgery in Illinois in 2000. Since then, they have performed more the 500 robotic surgeries for a variety of procedures including gall bladder removal, gastric bypass and Lap-Band for treatment of obesity, esophageal repair and kidney donation.
 
Virtual snap shots
 
Cybernet Medical adds Interactive Voice Response to the MedStar system for enhanced patient information collection
Full ArticleCybernet Medical's MedStar Disease Management Data Collection System now offers Interactive Voice Response (IVR) features. The MedStar's IVR application, an automatic telephony technology that enables an electronic dialogue via a touch-tone telephone, can be used to further support the remote care of chronic disease patients. Through the IVR feature, subjective questions can be used in conjunction with the MedStar's collection and transmission of a patient's physiological data to assist in the development of a more detailed clinical assessment.
Intuitive Surgical receives FDA clearance for gynaecological laparoscopic procedures
Full ArticleFDA clearance has been granted for use of Intuitive Surgical Inc.'s da Vinci Surgical System to perform gynaecological laparoscopic procedures. The clearance allows United States surgeons to use the da Vinci System in procedures such as hysterectomy or removal of the uterus and myomectomy or removal of uterine fibroids. These procedures are usually performed through large abdominal incisions resulting in significant postoperative convalescence, pain, blood loss and scarring. With the use of the da Vinci System, patients may benefit from a faster recovery time, a shorter hospital stay, less pain, less scarring and a quicker return to normal activities.
Robotic arm could help stroke survivors regain range of motion
Full ArticleA robotic arm that can be worn at home is being developed to help stroke survivors regain the ability to reach and grasp objects and perform basic tasks such as feed themselves. The device, built by a research team, led by biomedical engineer Jiping He, Ph.D., and his colleagues at Arizona State University and Kinetic Muscles Inc., a start-up biotech company, can also assess the effectiveness of the physical therapy so adjustments can be made to the regimen if necessary. Jiping He will present a paper on the robotic arm this summer at the 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics in Chicago.
University of South Alabama Health System purchases $1,2 million Misys Laboratory Suite
Full ArticleThe University of South Alabama (USA) Health System in Mobile, Alabama, has signed a $1,2 million agreement to purchase the Misys Laboratory comprehensive information management solution suite. Under terms of the contract, USA Health System purchased Misys Laboratory and Blood Bank and Microbiology Modules, CoPathPlus from Misys anatomic pathology system, and expanded outreach functions.
Omnicell Marketing Executive outlines new RFID medical-surgical supply chain management technology
Full ArticleRadio frequency identification (RFID) has the potential to become a powerful medical-surgical supply chain management tool, Ken Perez, vice president of marketing for Omnicell Inc., told executives at the Supply-Chain World - North America 2005 Conference.
 
VMWC news bites
 
Clinicians use 4D image-guided radiotherapy and respiratory gating to treat intestinal cancer
Full ArticleEmory University School of Medicine's Department of Radiation Oncology has become one of the first cancer treatment centres in the world to use a unique combination of imaging and treatment technologies from Varian Medical Systems to treat a case of gall bladder cancer with highly precise image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT). Their approach was designed to compensate for tumour motion due to the patient's normal breathing during treatment, often a barrier to using radiotherapy in the treatment of thoracic cancers.
Ophthalmologists and physicists at Stanford University team up to design a bionic eye
Full ArticleStanford physicists and eye doctors have teamed up to design a "bionic eye", of sorts. On February 22 in the Journal of Neural Engineering, Daniel Palanker, Alexander Vankov and Phil Huie from the Department of Ophthalmology and the Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory and Stephen Baccus from the Department of Neurobiology published a design of an opto-electronic retinal prosthesis system that can stimulate the retina with resolution corresponding to a visual acuity of 20/80, sharp enough to orient yourself toward objects, recognize faces, read large fonts, watch TV and, perhaps most important, lead an independent life. The researchers hope their device may someday bring artificial vision to those blind due to retinal degeneration. They are testing their system in rats, but human trials are at least three years away.
Evaluating virtual reality therapy for treating acute post traumatic stress disorder
Full ArticleThe Office of Naval Research (ONR) is funding three projects to evaluate virtual reality therapy for treatment of acute post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The three-year, approximately $4-million programme will examine how virtual reality can be used by therapists to treat PTSD in military personnel before the disorder disrupts their lives and careers.
New University of South California system images and differentiates soft tissue with unprecedented detail and precision
Full ArticleResearchers at the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering have successfully demonstrated a novel "High-resolution Ultrasonic Transmission Tomography" (HUTT) system that offers 3D images of soft tissue that are superior to those produced by existing commercial X-ray, ultrasound or MRI units. Vasilis Marmarelis, a professor of biomedical engineering at the Viterbi School, presented HUTT images of animal organ tissue in San Diego at the 28th International Acoustical Imaging Symposium on March 21st.
Turbo Squid releases Zygote Male 3D Human Anatomy collection
Full ArticleTurbo Squid, home of the Web's largest collection of royalty free 3D products available for download, has launched the Male 3D Human Anatomy 2.0 collection from Zygote Media Group, especially designed for professionals to use in medical animation and illustration.
 

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