VMW Monthly - October 2005 - ISSN 1388-722X



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Contents October 2005 Issue

 
Cross-Atlantic state-of-the-art
 
MINPHIS: Nigeria's experience using VistA, MUSTI, and other technologies in building their own national health information system
NASA uses unique undersea lab to prepare for future exploration
NIH awards grant to Stanford to launch Biomedical Computation Center
Sun Microsystems and InstantDx to provide first physician-based national health record
Internet-based stroke examination speeds treatment in rural areas
 
Grid for Health
 
Medi-Grid: a Grid for biomedical applications
ClearCube and United Devices partner to create first PC Blade Grid solution for hospitals and researchers
Science on the Grid: e-Science projects deliver for science, industry and engineering
Acxiom and NDCHealth announce strategic technology infrastructure agreement
InforSense and United States National Cancer Institute enter five-year agreement
 
Healthcare compunetics
 
Genomic Information Systems and Electronic Health Records (EHR)
Precision Dynamics Corporation forms partnership with Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific to deliver health care RFID wristband solutions
Health care leaders outline strategies for 21st-century care delivery at Fourth Annual IDX Healthcare Executive Summit
Rapid response system to pandemics, plant and animal disease, and catastrophic events built by ScoringSystem Inc.
instaCare Corporation plans to extend the focus of its wireless technologies beyond the scope of its pharmaceutical business
 
Industrial Chemist's Corner
 
Thomson Micromedex partners with Local Images to offer visual diagnostic software
TeraRecon Inc. establishes luminary relationship with Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Polycom's latest VSX video systems are now being customized for health care
IBM Systems creates server solution for Byram Healthcare
Cedara Software introduces advanced clinical applications at the 2005 Breast Imaging Conference (BIC) in Orlando
 
Planet Europe in Action
 
Software agents could help unmask reality of disease clusters
Medical Augmented Reality navigation system awarded second Eurographics 2005 Medical Prize
From aircraft aerodynamics to improved heart implants
Exceptional customer value of Echo Blaster underlines JS Company Telemed's receipt of Frost and Sullivan Award
Tracking cancer with micro-bubbles
 
The 21st century hospital
 
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center implements IBM storage solution to help transform patient care
Bluegate selected as IT outsourcing partner for new Houston Town and Country Hospital and secure ISP for physician professional building
Radianse announces new active-RFID IPS installations at Yale-New Haven Hospital, PinnacleHealth Hospitals and St. Vincent's Hospital
Greenwich-based Orthopaedics Center introduces computer-assisted knee surgery
Georgetown University Medical Center selects Sun Microsystems and InstantDx for RHIO initiative and new integrated learning laboratory
 
Virtual snap shots
 
American RFID Solutions and RFID Global Solution become Partners in Training
MDanywhere Technologies introduces new MDAOrbit medical practice management system
Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine (MDC) creates map of human protein interactions
Tangent announces VITA all-in-one flat panel touch screen LCD PC for the health care industry
Failure to block out inappropriate sensory stimulation activity in Alzheimer disease
 
VMWC news bites
 
Space Cycle tests artificial gravity as solution to muscle loss
Primary-User Group established to advance PiGalileo computer-assisted surgery technology
Simulator can help stroke patients drive again
Real-time MRI helps doctors assess beating heart in foetus
Clinical studies demonstrate effectiveness of Siemens 64-slice computed tomography in cardiac care
 

Leads October 2005 Issue

 
Cross-Atlantic state-of-the-art
 
MINPHIS: Nigeria's experience using VistA, MUSTI, and other technologies in building their own national health information system
Full ArticleThe important role of Information Technology (IT) in Africa's development has recently been recognized by several international agencies, including the United Nations, World Bank, USAID, and International Development Research Centre. Health care is one of the highest-priority areas where IT should be applied for public health benefits (Mandil et al., 1993). However, appropriate software packages for African hospitals and health centres off-the-shelf cannot generally be found - they must be developed locally. However, there is one significant exception, the "Made-In-Nigeria Primary Healthcare and Hospital Information System (MINPHIS)".
NASA uses unique undersea lab to prepare for future exploration
Full ArticleNASA is sending three astronauts and a Cincinnati doctor to test new space medicine concepts and extravehicular techniques in a unique underwater laboratory off the Florida coast. NASA astronaut Lee Morin leads the crew on an 18-day undersea mission October 3 to 20 aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Aquarius Underwater Laboratory. Astronauts Nicole Stott and Ron Garan, and Dr. Tim Broderick of the University of Cincinnati, round out the crew. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is a back-up crew member and Canadian physician-astronaut Dave Williams is a science investigator. Jim Buckley and Joe Marsh of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington will provide engineering support.
NIH awards grant to Stanford to launch Biomedical Computation Center
Full ArticleThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) have awarded the Stanford University School of Medicine a grant of $18,8 million to develop a National Center for Biomedical Ontology along with several other collaborating institutions. The goal of the centre is to design and implement a new generation of computer systems that will enable researchers to share, compare and analyse data gathered from large biomedical experiments. The centre will be led by Mark Musen, MD, PhD, professor of medicine (medical informatics), whose Stanford research group created Protege, the most widely used ontology-development software in the world.
Sun Microsystems and InstantDx to provide first physician-based national health record
Full ArticleSun Microsystems Inc., the creator and advocate of Java technology, and InstantDx, a pioneer in electronic prescribing or e-prescribing services - the OnCallData system - for physicians, hospitals and health care organisations, have launched an initiative to jointly provide a revolutionary new physician-based electronic health record (EHR). This initiative is designed in support of the goals publicly declared by the United States Department of Health & Human Services to adopt a nationwide interoperable health information network to create electronic health records for all Americans.
Internet-based stroke examination speeds treatment in rural areas
Full ArticleAn Internet-based examination system enables stroke patients to be treated as rapidly in rural communities as they are in bigger hospitals with stroke teams, researchers have found. A study of 194 stroke patients in eight rural Georgia hospitals seen via the REACH system by stroke team members at an academic medical centre showed most patients got clot-dissolving tPA in less than two hours, according to Dr. David Hess, chair of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Department of Neurology and lead author on the study published in the September issue of Stroke.
 
Grid for Health
 
Medi-Grid: a Grid for biomedical applications
Full ArticleThe German Ministry of Education and Research - Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) - has awarded 17 million euro for D-Grid. One of the projects is Medi-Grid. The project will be managed by Telematikplattform für medizinische Forschungsnetze (TMF) and will support medical researches with Grid technology to improve collaboration amongst researchers.
ClearCube and United Devices partner to create first PC Blade Grid solution for hospitals and researchers
Full ArticleClearCube Technology and United Devices have signed a collaboration that combines blade and Grid technologies to advance the security, speed and accuracy of modelling for medical researchers, creating a solution that is the first of its kind in the pharmaceutical market.
Science on the Grid: e-Science projects deliver for science, industry and engineering
Full ArticleSix major projects to ensure that new e-Science technologies meet the needs of real scientific users are now finishing. Their achievements include the discovery of new genes; a quiet revolution in the way new drugs are discovered; the largest simulation of materials at the molecular level ever undertaken; the streamlining of a chemical service; an efficient way of pooling engineering design expertise; and the demonstration of new ways of keeping tabs on aircraft maintenance.
Acxiom and NDCHealth announce strategic technology infrastructure agreement
Full ArticleNDCHealth Corporation and Acxiom Corporation have signed a long-term strategic initiative whereby Acxiom will transform and manage the technology infrastructure of NDCHealth's Information Management business unit. The collaborative project will create a proprietary data factory for NDCHealth utilizing Acxiom's automated Grid-enabled information management platform.
InforSense and United States National Cancer Institute enter five-year agreement
Full ArticleThe National Cancer Institute (NCI), the United States Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research, has chosen InforSense technology for high-throughput genetic data analysis in cancer research. Investigators at the Core Genotyping Facility (CGF) of the NCI, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, will use InforSense's work flow-based integrative analytics platform, InforSense KDE, for rapid application development for their own research and also plan to publish cutting-edge analysis methods via a Web portal to the wider research community.
 
Healthcare compunetics
 
Genomic Information Systems and Electronic Health Records (EHR)
Full Article

This is a time of great opportunity for organizations in the public and private sector to work together on mutually beneficial ventures to construct an Electronic Health Record (EHR) of the future that will unify clinical record and genomic information systems.

It is becoming clear that genomic information will become a standard component of a person's medical record in the coming years. Much of the work being done in this area involves collaboration between public and private sector organizations with a heavy emphasis on standards and "open source" solutions.

By integrating computerized patient records with genomic biorepositories, bioinformaticists will be able to begin development of sophisticated applications that will truly transform health care delivery in the 21st century.

Precision Dynamics Corporation forms partnership with Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific to deliver health care RFID wristband solutions
Full ArticlePrecision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global expert in automatic wristband identification, has partnered with Hewlett-Packard (HP) Asia Pacific to help implement radio frequency identification (RFID) wristband solutions in the Asia Pacific health care market. Under the agreement and effective immediately, HP Asia Pacific is granted an exclusive license to offer PDC RFID Wristbands, including Smart Band, SuperBand, ScanBand, CompuBand and Smart AgeBand, as part of its health care IT offering to hospitals in Asia Pacific.
Health care leaders outline strategies for 21st-century care delivery at Fourth Annual IDX Healthcare Executive Summit
Full ArticleMore than 130 health care industry executives and experts recently gathered at the 2005 IDX Healthcare Executive Summit to discuss strategies for creating digital health systems that deliver safe, efficient and cost-effective patient care. The fourth annual summit focused on challenges and solutions for implementing electronic health records (EHRs) across organisations, regions and nations, including the challenges of connecting numerous providers, co-ordinating care and pro-actively managing patient health across disparate geographic locations. Key executives and clinicians, including CEOs, CIOs, and chief medical and nursing officers, from health care organisations throughout North America and the United Kingdom attended the event, held September 22-25 in Dana Point, California.
Rapid response system to pandemics, plant and animal disease, and catastrophic events built by ScoringSystem Inc.
Full ArticleA new secure rapid response communications system has been developed by ScoringSystem Inc. as a unique records application feature of the company's secure Web-based ScoringAg database. A Web-based emergency response system is an essential tool for rapidly and accurately reporting critical disease outbreaks and disaster situations. This effective rapid response system can focus attention on emergencies early enough to identify the exact critical nature of the situation and speed necessary services to the site. Quick responses can minimize or even eliminate the large loss of life that is often associated with the usual inaccurate, inadequate, and late response experienced when an emergency response system is not used.
instaCare Corporation plans to extend the focus of its wireless technologies beyond the scope of its pharmaceutical business
Full ArticleinstaCare Corporation, a Wi-Fi PDA technology provider to the lodging and satellite media industries, the developer of patent-pending technologies for e-health and EMR applications and the distributor of life-saving prescription drugs, has provided additional details of its proprietary e-health technology portfolio, including information on how the company's digital, wireless, data collection and analysis capabilities could significantly contribute to ongoing industry-wide efforts to streamline processes and reduce expenses.
 
Industrial Chemist's Corner
 
Thomson Micromedex partners with Local Images to offer visual diagnostic software
Full ArticleThomson Micromedex has signed a strategic partnership with Logical Images to provide hospitals and other health care organisations with access to VisualDx, a point-of-care clinical decision support software system for visual diagnosis. Micromedex is a part of The Thomson Corporation, specialized in enterprise-wide clinical knowledge solutions for scientific and health care professionals. Logical Images is a proprietary diagnostic software provider based in Rochester, New York.
TeraRecon Inc. establishes luminary relationship with Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Full ArticleWake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has become a luminary site for TeraRecon Inc., adopting its Aquarius products for processing CT, MR, and PET images. Radiologists and clinicians, as well as researchers in Wake Forest's Center for Biomolecular Imaging (CBI), now use TeraRecon systems routinely to visualize, analyse, and edit complex three-dimensional image data. CBI serves the ever-increasing demand of basic science researchers for imaging technologies to aid in their imaging research activities including its work in regenerative medicine, the research of "growing" human organs. TeraRecon's product platform serves as CBI's manipulation platform for clinical and basic science image analysis and image reconstruction.
Polycom's latest VSX video systems are now being customized for health care
Full ArticlePolycom Inc., a provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, has outlined specific benefits for medical and health care applications delivered by the recently announced VSX 7000s, VSX 7000e and VSX 5000 systems and VSX Release 8.0 software. The new systems are compatible with Polycom's telemedicine solutions, the MedLink Cart and the Polycom Practitioner Cart, as well as medical devices from leading vendors including AMD and RNK Products, among others, giving health care professionals the quality and performance of Polycom technology with different cost and configuration options to best suit their specific needs.
IBM Systems creates server solution for Byram Healthcare
Full ArticleByram Healthcare, a specialized provider of medical supplies to customers in their homes, has transformed its custom-built, Informix-based distribution and billing system, by upgrading its technology platform to run on IBM's POWER5 microprocessor architecture.
Cedara Software introduces advanced clinical applications at the 2005 Breast Imaging Conference (BIC) in Orlando
Full ArticleCedara Software Corporations, a Merge Healthcare company has showcased Medipattern's B-CAD among a variety of advanced clinical software solutions at the Breast Imaging Conference (BIC) held in September in Orlando, Florida. The Medipattern Corporation is a developer of computer-aided detection (CAD) software applications for medical imaging. Medipattern's core technology is a software platform designed to analyse and automate the processing of medical digital images. The company's initial clinical application is CAD for breast ultrasound (B-CAD). B-CAD uses pattern recognition technology to assist radiologists in their efforts to classify and characterize lesions in ultrasound images of the breast.
 
Planet Europe in Action
 
Software agents could help unmask reality of disease clusters
Full ArticleConcerns over the privacy of patients could be hampering efforts to spot disease clusters and monitor the health effects of environmental pollution, according to researchers in the latest edition of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics. Data made available to research groups investigating everything from cancer clusters to the risk of living near to hazardous waste sites is often restricted, altered or aggregated in order to protect the identity of individual patients.
Medical Augmented Reality navigation system awarded second Eurographics 2005 Medical Prize
Full ArticleIf a surgeon would be able to superpose data from the medical modalities directly on the patient, without having to carry special devices such as a head mounted display or a camera, nor be hampered by restrictive cables that limit his liberty of action, his interventional task would become substantially easier. The MEDical Augmented Reality for PAtients (MEDARPA) project has succeeded in developing a navigation system based on virtual and augmented reality (AR) which consists of an AR supported workstation with specific tools for interventional measures. Clinical testing of the MEDARPA system showed such promising results that the innovative workstation has won the second prize in the bi-annual Eurographics 2005 Medical Prize Contest.
From aircraft aerodynamics to improved heart implants
Full ArticleAt first glance airplane wings and human hearts have little in common, but, say a team of European researchers, a technology used to measure airflow over wings can now be used to help keep hearts in working order. The researchers from Italy, Germany and Greece have optimised a Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) system of the kind traditionally used to improve the aerodynamics of aircraft wings to make it capable of accurately measuring the effects of medical implants on blood flow. On the one hand their work will allow medical device manufacturers to improve the design of devices such as heart valves and pumps, while on the other it will provide doctors with a way to detect - and ultimately correct - the side-effects that commonly afflict patients who receive implants.
Exceptional customer value of Echo Blaster underlines JS Company Telemed's receipt of Frost and Sullivan Award
Full ArticleThe 2005 Frost and Sullivan Customer Value Award is presented to Lithuania-based JS Company Telemed for its Echo Blaster PC-based ultrasound system offering. This innovative, clinically competent, excellently priced, ultrasound system offers exceptional customer value to financially constrained Eastern European health care providers. The Echo Blaster, and the higher specification Echo Blaster 128, are therefore set to power Telemed's growth in the Eastern and also Western European medical imaging modality market of entry level ultrasound equipment.
Tracking cancer with micro-bubbles
Full ArticleUsing a completely new generation of ultrasound contrast media, also known as micro-bubbles, Siemens Medical Solutions is now tracking cancer and metastases with ultrasound diagnostics as well. The bubbles are microscopically small gas bubbles that are injected into the patient's vein from where they circulate around the body and start to concentrate in characteristic patterns in especially suspicious areas. The agent can even highlight areas not previously detected. Using a new ultrasound technology, developed especially for this purpose by Siemens, the so-called Cadence Contrast Pulse Sequencing Technology or CPS, the physician is able to detect the concentration of bubbles safely and quickly, solving problems, and meeting the prerequisites for satisfactory diagnosis. The new, patient-sparing method is used to date in several European hospitals with the focus on diagnosing liver cancer and other liver lesions. Additional medical fields of application are currently in the research phase.
 
The 21st century hospital
 
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center implements IBM storage solution to help transform patient care
Full ArticleSt. Joseph's Hospital Health Center has deployed IBM technology to help improve patient care while reaping significant cost savings and increased performance and utilization rates through its storage, server and software system. The IBM solution is helping to support access to more than two terabytes of critical patient data, and has improved storage capacity by more than five times its original technology solution, all designed to help deliver both information and capacity on demand.
Bluegate selected as IT outsourcing partner for new Houston Town and Country Hospital and secure ISP for physician professional building
Full ArticleBluegate, a provider of IT outsourcing and managed security solutions for all points in the health care network, has been retained by GP Medical Ventures' Houston Town & Country Hospital as its IT outsourcing partner, as well as the secure Internet service provider for the hospital's adjacent physician professional building. Bluegate's open-ended contract with the hospital, which is slated to open in November 2005, includes implementing directory services using Microsoft's Active Directory and a groupware and collaboration solution using Exchange 2003.
Radianse announces new active-RFID IPS installations at Yale-New Haven Hospital, PinnacleHealth Hospitals and St. Vincent's Hospital
Full ArticleA sign of increasing recognition from the health care community for its distinction in performance and payback, Radianse Inc. has introduced four new installations of its active-RFID indoor positioning solution (IPS), each expected to increase efficiencies, enhance safety and reduce costs.
Greenwich-based Orthopaedics Center introduces computer-assisted knee surgery
Full ArticleOrthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists, PC (ONS) has recently joined the handful of medical centres in the United States that offer computer-assisted total knee replacement surgery. This groundbreaking technique uses computerized surgical navigation in order to more precisely align the joint during joint replacement surgery. Used successfully in Europe since the late 1990s, the technology and surgical procedure have only recently been introduced in the United States.
Georgetown University Medical Center selects Sun Microsystems and InstantDx for RHIO initiative and new integrated learning laboratory
Full ArticleGeorgetown University Medical Center, specialized in health care technology research and physician education, has selected Sun and InstantDx, a pioneer in e-prescribing, for its regional health information network (RHIO) initiative. This initiative is designed to support the goals and objectives publicly declared by the United States Department of Health & Human Services to help adopt a nationwide interoperable health information network to create electronic health records for all Americans.
 
Virtual snap shots
 
American RFID Solutions and RFID Global Solution become Partners in Training
Full ArticleAmerican RFID Solutions (ARS) and RFID Global Solution (RFIDGS) have established their "Partners in Training" Alliance. RFIDGS will offer American RFID Solutions RFID training and certification programmes. American RFID Solutions is the only RFID training company to currently offer the recognized and accredited RFIDSCM (RFID Supply Chain Manager) Certification, administered by the ISCEA and 4.6 CEU's. American RFID Solutions courseware will also assist students in passing the CompTIA RFID+ certification.
MDanywhere Technologies introduces new MDAOrbit medical practice management system
Full ArticleMDanywhere Technologies Inc., an award winning medical software development company and a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Emerging Technology Incubator, announces the release of their new Medical Practice Management System MDAOrbit. This new fully integrated clinical software system includes the most up-to-date technologies and tools for the delivery of health services by physicians, at the point-of-care.
Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine (MDC) creates map of human protein interactions
Full ArticleWho works together with whom? This is the question scientists at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch have investigated with regard to human proteins. The answer can be found within a map, the first one in international research, showing 3186 interactions between 1705 human proteins. Among them, 531 previously unknown interactions involving 195 disease proteins, highly relevant for medical research.
Tangent announces VITA all-in-one flat panel touch screen LCD PC for the health care industry
Full ArticleTangent Inc. has launched VITA, a space saving and low power consumption all-in-one LCD PC that integrates a flat panel 17-inch LCD touch screen display into a slim, attractive aluminum chassis that fits ergonomically into any health care practitioner's office or a hospital environment. The Tangent VITA has been designed with many features to benefit the health care and therapy industries, which include a space saving design, rugged sanitary aluminum enclosure, low power consumption, cordless keyboard and mouse, built-in-speakers, and WIFI LAN capabilities.
Failure to block out inappropriate sensory stimulation activity in Alzheimer disease
Full ArticleSome people close their eyes when they listen to music, others wear earplugs when they read in noisy places. Both serve to block out inappropriate sensory stimulation, something that happens automatically when we concentrate. A study by Alexander Drzezga and colleagues of the Technical University Munich in Germany to be published in the international open access journal PLoS Medicine now shows that this focusing process is defective in people with Alzheimer disease (AD).
 
VMWC news bites
 
Space Cycle tests artificial gravity as solution to muscle loss
Full ArticleA bike-like centrifuge that creates artificial gravity may help astronauts combat muscle atrophy in space. Through a study at the University of California, Irvine, the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) is exploring the concept of a Space Cycle for inflight resistance-training exercise.
Primary-User Group established to advance PiGalileo computer-assisted surgery technology
Full ArticlePLUS Orthopedics USA Inc., a distributor of total joint replacement systems and innovative Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery technology, has established a Primary-User Group for its PiGalileo Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery System. The group's primary role is to educate other orthopaedic surgeons about the use and clinical benefits of this technology, as well as collaborate with company engineers to define and develop future products and features that meet the needs of the orthopaedic surgical market.
Simulator can help stroke patients drive again
Full ArticleA high-fidelity simulator that allows people to practise driving on a computer-generated course can help stroke patients learn to drive again, researchers have found. Patients who received simulator training were also almost twice as likely as stroke patients without the training to pass an official driving test at the end of a five-week training period, according to Dr. Abiodun Akinwuntan, a Medical College of Georgia physical therapy instructor and the lead researcher on the study published in the September 27 issue of Neurology.
Real-time MRI helps doctors assess beating heart in foetus
Full ArticleMagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques can provide real-time measurements of volume in a foetal heart, and may better enable physicians to plan care for infants with heart defects, according to a new study. By producing three-dimensional measurements, functional MRIs may represent an advance over the current technology, foetal echocardiography.
Clinical studies demonstrate effectiveness of Siemens 64-slice computed tomography in cardiac care
Full ArticleEngaging in intensive research during the past twelve months, Siemens' clinical collaborators continue to lead the scientific community in studies focusing on the validation of multi-slice computed tomography (CT) systems in cardiac imaging. More than 80 percent of clinical research published to date on cardiac CT has involved Siemens CT technology, with three 64-slice studies published in peer-reviewed, internationally renowned medical journals. Siemens Medical Solutions SOMATOM Sensation 64 CT system is the most successful 64-slice CT system with more than 350 installations worldwide. Over 40 percent of these installations include the SOMATOM Sensation Cardiac 64, which specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
 

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