VMW Monthly - December 2005 - ISSN 1388-722X



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Contents December 2005 Issue

 
Cross-Atlantic state-of-the-art
 
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts leverages SOA-based suite to help increase efficiencies, reduce costs and deliver improved service
Achievable steps for development of RHIOs highlighted in report by Center for Health Transformation and IDX
Duke engineers developing ultrasound devices that combine 3D imaging with therapeutic heating
New directions in diabetes care project funded by Physicians' Foundation for Health Systems Excellence
American Samoa and VistA
 
Grid for Health
 
Edinburgh research team that created software used by scientists worldwide has received follow-on funding of GBP 1,86 million
Cisco Systems and GrangeNet enhance advanced collaboration and eResearch facilities through GrangeNet II
World Community Grid targets AIDS in giant research effort
PNNL collaborating with world-class research facilities via Biological Simulation Grid
IBM and i3 Archive give women access to world's largest digital mammography system
 
Healthcare compunetics
 
New Mexico's largest cardiology practice to automate with Allscripts
From pencils to PDAs: ITSPA sees evolution of wireless technology in health care
Large health care organisations are embracing RFID
Dragon NaturallySpeaking from Nuance strengthens foothold as standard speech recognition solution for health care industry
Sun helps fight drug counterfeiting with RFID technology
 
Industrial Chemist's Corner
 
microBIRD now works with Cedara's medical visualization tools
Organon speeds drug discovery with SGI technology
IsoRay Medical Inc. to expand Cesium-131 isotope production with opening of new facility in Richland
Tandberg teams with Cisco on advanced collaborative care solution using highly secure, real-time visual communication
Viatronix announces release of major enhancements to its existing 2D/3D clinical modules and partnership with QI
 
Planet Europe in Action
 
Sensors, a smart dose of medicine for cancer treatment
Lincor selects Kasenna VOD solution for major National Health Service patient power project roll-out
Kodak secures largest ever PACS and Information Management Solutions contract with National Services Scotland
Academy of Finland funds project to advance wireless biosensor technology
Robo-rodent gets touchy-feely
 
The 21st century hospital
 
ContextVision and Medirad Scandinavia sign a hospital distribution agreement for CT Dose Reduction product
Data Domain speeds back-ups for Children's Hospital Boston
Thomson Micromedex named preferred hospital supplier of human Atlas 3D animations and to deploy medication information solution for Catholic Healthcare West
Optio executive urges industry to address needs of rural and community hospitals
Parkview Health uses Fair Isaac's business rules technology with IDX Carecast to help improve health care services
 
Virtual snap shots
 
Application of computer technology and Internet in mental health care
Chindex International announces first Intuitive Surgical sale in China
Medic4All announces the release of five new telemedicine products
Skyscape introduces Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine, 2nd Edition for handheld devices
Robot-assisted stem cell therapy a first in Thailand
 
VMWC news bites
 
eMagin's award-winning Z800 3DVisor tapped for Virtually Better's stress-treatment applications
New Jersey Institute of Technology develops technology to help children with cerebral palsy
Troubled national health systems search for solutions: best practices identified in global health care report
Penn research permits first-ever visualization of psychological stress in the human brain
Brain morphing technology simplifies the surgical treatment for movement disorders
 

Leads December 2005 Issue

 
Cross-Atlantic state-of-the-art
 
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts leverages SOA-based suite to help increase efficiencies, reduce costs and deliver improved service
Full ArticleDemonstrating its ongoing commitment to promoting equal access to quality health care, Sun Microsystems Inc., the creator and advocate of Java technology, is showcasing its solutions at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) 2005 Blue Health IT Symposium, held in November in Orlando, Florida. Sponsored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, the 2005 Health IT Symposium will focus on strategic health informatics through integration of administrative and clinical data, including internal systems and work flows, national and regional interoperability, quality and performance analytics, enterprise architecture and related areas.
Achievable steps for development of RHIOs highlighted in report by Center for Health Transformation and IDX
Full ArticleA report released by the Center for Health Transformation (CHT) and IDX Systems Corporation outlines achievable recommendations to spur the adoption of electronic health records and regional health information organisations (RHIOs), based on the best practices of successful health data exchanges. Drawn from discussions among technology experts, public policy analysts, and leaders of thriving regional networks at the CHT Connectivity Conference, held October 18, 2005, the white paper, "Accelerating Transformation through Health Information Technology", highlights proven and practical strategies for health care providers, federal and state policymakers and other stakeholders.
Duke engineers developing ultrasound devices that combine 3D imaging with therapeutic heating
Full ArticleDuke University engineers are developing technology that may enable physicians to someday use high frequency ultrasound waves both to visualize the heart's interior in three dimensions and then selectively destroy heart tissue with heat to correct arrhythmias.
New directions in diabetes care project funded by Physicians' Foundation for Health Systems Excellence
Full ArticleThe California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (CAFP-F) is the recipient of a three-year, $500.000 grant from Physicians' Foundation for Health Systems Excellence. CAFP-F will conduct a chronic illness care and practice improvement project, New Directions in Diabetes Care (NDCC). The project will feature on-line learning systems and "collaboratories", a learning concept that utilizes intensive in-person and virtual training experiences for 15-20 teams of small family physician practices (1-8 physicians and support staff) over 18 months.
American Samoa and VistA
Full ArticleThe Lyndon Baines Johnston (LBJ) Tropical Medical Center in American Samoa recently completed a highly successful collaborative project involving the acquisition and implementation of VistA, an electronic health record (EHR) system developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). LBJ Tropical Medical Center is located in Pago Pago and is the only medical facility in American Samoa. The facility is a 160-bed hospital that provides health care to approximately 70,000 people. It has services such as laboratory, pharmacy, dietetics, radiology, dialysis, and mental health services. Before they implemented the Veterans Health Administration Information Systems & Technology Architecture (VistA) system, LBJ had no computer system at all and all record keeping was paper-based, which resulted in a loss of revenue and duplication of many medical services.
 
Grid for Health
 
Edinburgh research team that created software used by scientists worldwide has received follow-on funding of GBP 1,86 million
Full ArticleThe OGSA-DAI project, based in the University of Edinburgh, is driving forward the complex area of scientific data access and integration, which in the future could provide us with better ways of screening for cancer or predicting destructive weather events. Since 2002, OGSA-DAI has been engaged in developing "Grid middleware", the software that supports the pooling of very large digital data collections and large-scale computing resources held at different sites across the globe. This is known as e-science. OGSA-DAI middleware is now used worldwide to support a whole raft of e-science projects. The project's development and research team are based at EPCC and NeSC, at the University of Edinburgh.
Cisco Systems and GrangeNet enhance advanced collaboration and eResearch facilities through GrangeNet II
Full ArticleGrangeNet (GRid and Next GEneration Network) is working with Cisco Systems to significantly enhance the range of services the organisation provides to Australian researchers through the recently commissioned GrangeNet II upgrade. Based on Cisco optical networking technology, GrangeNet II is the second phase of the development of Australia’s advanced networking capability. This phase will provide a significant communications improvement for higher education and research organisations in Australia that participate in astronomy, supercomputing, telemedicine and other disciplines including social sciences.
World Community Grid targets AIDS in giant research effort
Full ArticleIBM has launched a new research effort to help battle AIDS using the massive computational power of World Community Grid, a global community of computer users who have joined the philanthropic technology initiative by simply donating unused time on their personal computers. With computational power already placing it among the top 10 supercomputers in the world, World Community Grid will be the first virtual supercomputer devoted specifically to AIDS research.
PNNL collaborating with world-class research facilities via Biological Simulation Grid
Full ArticleIn a bid to facilitate collaboration among other biomolecular researchers, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has become the first institution outside the United Kingdom to join the Biological Simulation Grid Consortium of Great Britain. The BioSimGrid was organised to support research at the universities of Oxford, Southampton, Bristol, Birkbeck, Nottingham and York. Researchers are seeking to learn more about some of the most fundamental building blocks of life.
IBM and i3 Archive give women access to world's largest digital mammography system
Full Articlei3 Archive Inc. has put the power of managing health care and fighting breast cancer into the hands of women around the country by launching MyNDMA, a personal health management portal linked directly to i3's National Digital Medical Archive (NDMA), the world's largest archive of digital mammography images and related data.
 
Healthcare compunetics
 
New Mexico's largest cardiology practice to automate with Allscripts
Full ArticleNew Mexico Heart Institute (NMHI) will deploy the TouchWorks Electronic Health Record from Allscripts to connect physicians across 18 locations in New Mexico and Southern Colorado. As the leading cardiovascular centre in New Mexico, New Mexico Heart Institute conducted an extensive evaluation of electronic health record (EHR) systems before selecting Allscripts. The 45 cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists of NMHI were looking for a solution that would improve access to patient information in order to improve the quality of care.
From pencils to PDAs: ITSPA sees evolution of wireless technology in health care
Full ArticleWith an increasing volume of patient data, the health care industry is driving the next generation of wireless innovation, using technology to enhance patient care, avoid errors and increase connectivity for medical staff. Representing more than 300 technology consultants around the nation, the Information Technology Solution Providers Alliance (ITSPA) has identified health care organisations as the industry responsible for revolutionizing wireless technology.
Large health care organisations are embracing RFID
Full ArticleLarge health care organisations are moving ahead faster and with bigger RFID deployments than the industry overall, according to a new study by BearingPoint Inc., a global management and technology consulting firm, and The National Alliance for Health Information Technology. However, industry-wide spending on RFID is poised to dramatically increase beginning in 2007, driven by senior executives who view the technology as critical to helping achieve their organisations' business goals, especially improved patient safety.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking from Nuance strengthens foothold as standard speech recognition solution for health care industry
Full ArticleThe Dragon Dictation Solutions family, made available by Nuance Communications Inc., formerly ScanSoft Inc., a provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world, has become the standard in speech recognition technology for the health care sector. Already in use at thousands of health care facilities worldwide, Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical, Dragon NaturallySpeaking SDK (software developer kit), and the Dragon MT Workflow System can save health care organisations thousands of dollars per doctor each year in reduced or eliminated manual transcription costs by converting speech into text at up to twice the speed of the spoken word, automating the clinical documentation process and eliminating the high cost and long turnaround time associated with the manual transcription of patient notes.
Sun helps fight drug counterfeiting with RFID technology
Full ArticleSun Microsystems Inc. has made available the Sun RFID Industry Solution for Drug Authentication, a combination of software, hardware and services to address the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical industry. The Sun RFID Industry Solution for Drug Authentication helps to combat drug counterfeiting by verifying and certifying the authenticity of drugs using Electronic Product Codes (EPC) or electronic pedigrees across the supply chain.
 
Industrial Chemist's Corner
 
microBIRD now works with Cedara's medical visualization tools
Full ArticleAscension Technology, developer of 3D guidance devices for minimally invasive procedures, and Cedara Software, a Merge Healthcare company and medical software provider, have integrated their hardware and software products into a powerful new imaging platform. The result is ideally suited for clinicians engaged in research in interventional radiology and for companies developing new interventional procedures.
Organon speeds drug discovery with SGI technology
Full ArticleTo accelerate research and reduce time to discovery, pharmaceutical company Organon International, the human health care business unit of conglomerate Akzo Nobel, purchased a variety of Silicon Graphics technology to substantially upgrade their primary research centre in Oss, The Netherlands. Organon is a global expert in the development of prescription medicines in the areas of contraception, fertility, hormone therapy, mental health, and anaesthesia, with sales to over 100 countries. The migration to a high-speed SGI InfiniteStorage storage area network (SAN) began in October 2004, with Organon selecting SGI Professional Services to design an accelerated work flow with a variety of existing systems in mind. Integration of the new SGI storage area network (SAN) and legacy hardware, including older SGI servers and storage, was completed in March of this year.
IsoRay Medical Inc. to expand Cesium-131 isotope production with opening of new facility in Richland
Full ArticleIsoRay Medical Inc., the sole manufacturer and distributor of Cesium-131 isotope seeds used in brachytherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer, will be expanding its production capabilities with the opening of a new facility in Richland. The new production line with custom packaging capabilities is expected to increase seed output and enhance delivery systems offered by the company, a wholly owned subsidiary of a public company, IsoRay Inc.
Tandberg teams with Cisco on advanced collaborative care solution using highly secure, real-time visual communication
Full ArticleTandberg, a global expert in visual communication, has teamed with Cisco Systems Inc. on its new Clinical Connection Suite to speed the time to diagnosis and treatment. Based on the Cisco Medical-Grade Network, the Cisco Clinical Connection Suite provides real-time communications, monitoring, collaboration, and resource tracking, delivered as a four-part, integrated clinical solution. Integrating Tandberg's video technology with Cisco's Medical-Grade Network, health care providers improve patient care by bringing the patient and critical information together with the right caregiver or specialist from any location.
Viatronix announces release of major enhancements to its existing 2D/3D clinical modules and partnership with QI
Full ArticleViatronix Incorporated, a Stony Brook, New York-based expert in 2D/3D clinical solutions, has signed a worldwide CAD integration partnership with Quantitative Imaging (QI), an innovator of CAD solutions based in San Bruno, California. Under the agreement, Viatronix will integrate QI's colon CAD engine, PolypPoint, with its clinically proven V3D-Colon workstation. Viatronix also continues to exceed industry demands by delivering leading edge medical imaging software with improved work flow, diagnostic efficiency, CAD tools and PACS connectivity, for today's radiology department.
 
Planet Europe in Action
 
Sensors, a smart dose of medicine for cancer treatment
Full ArticleNew sensor systems being developed will help treat cancer and improve the accuracy and reliability of existing radiation treatments. They should help improve patient care and outcomes. The results will go straight to commercialisation when finalised next year. The IST programme-funded INVORAD project developed systems for real-time radiation monitoring for patient dosimetry in Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT). IMRT is a radiation therapy for cancers that improves clinical outcomes by more accurately targeting tumours and minimising the amount of radiation absorbed by healthy tissue.
Lincor selects Kasenna VOD solution for major National Health Service patient power project roll-out
Full ArticleKasenna has been chosen by Lincor Solutions, a specialist in the delivery and management of integrated digital on-demand entertainment and communication services for the health care sector, to provide its IP video streaming solutions for Lincor's MEDIVista solution. The MEDIVista product, in conjunction with Lincor's exclusive UK partner Premier Telesolutions, is set to make on-demand services for patient entertainment and clinical services available directly to patient's beds in British National Health Service (NHS) hospitals where Premier operates services.
Kodak secures largest ever PACS and Information Management Solutions contract with National Services Scotland
Full ArticleEastman Kodak Company's Health Group has signed its largest ever contract for Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) and Information Management Solutions (IMS). The multi-million-dollar agreement with National Services Scotland (NSS) positions Kodak as the leading supplier to the NSS-led Scotland National PACS e-health project. This initiative will create a platform to enable the seamless acquisition, storage, retrieval and display of digital patient images within and between clinical sites across Scotland.
Academy of Finland funds project to advance wireless biosensor technology
Full ArticleLed by Professor Jukka Lekkala, the Wireless research project is developing miniscule subcutaneous sensors, which can be used to monitor, for example, the function of the heart or prosthetic joints even over long periods of time. The Academy of Finland is funding the project, whose goal is to provide the more accurate prediction of changes in patient condition and, in turn, even save lives.
Robo-rodent gets touchy-feely
Full ArticleRobots that "feel" objects and their texture could soon become a reality thanks to the innovative and interdisciplinary research of the AMouse, or artificial mouse, project. But even more important, perhaps, are the lessons researchers learned about robot design and artificial intelligence. The project funded by the Future and Emerging Technologies initiative of the IST programme even developed new insights into biological brain function.
 
The 21st century hospital
 
ContextVision and Medirad Scandinavia sign a hospital distribution agreement for CT Dose Reduction product
Full ArticleContextVision has established a distribution agreement for its Computer Tomography (CT) Dose Reduction product with Medirad Scandinavia. The CT Dose Reduction product will first be supplied to Norwegian hospitals. CT is an increasingly popular diagnostic procedure within medical imaging. During a CT scan, a series of x-ray images are taken, providing the physician with detailed, multi-layered and thus comprehensive visualization of the anatomy in question. The increased diagnostic content associated with the CT scan comes, however, at the "cost" of exposing the patient to an increased radiation dose, as multiple X-ray images are taken. As this diagnostic modality is gaining popularity worldwide, also for general screening purposes, the potentially harmful radiation exposure is becoming a concern to health care providers globally.
Data Domain speeds back-ups for Children's Hospital Boston
Full ArticleChildren's Hospital Boston, the nation's premier paediatric medical centre, has selected Data Domain appliances and Veritas software for back-up and recovery. Children's Hospital Boston is one of the largest paediatric medical centres in the United States, and is also the primary paediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
Thomson Micromedex named preferred hospital supplier of human Atlas 3D animations and to deploy medication information solution for Catholic Healthcare West
Full ArticleBlausen Medical Communications Inc., a global resource for scientific and medical illustrations in Houston, Texas, has contracted Micromedex as the preferred global hospital market supplier of its medical animation products. Micromedex will offer Human Atlas, a collection of 3D animations that help clinicians educate patients on adverse health conditions and treatment options. In addition, Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the eighth largest United States health system based in San Francisco, will implement Micromedex' comprehensive medication information solution suite throughout their 40-hospital system. The Web-based product deployment will promote more informed and safer treatment decisions at the point of care. Micromedex is a part of The Thomson Corporation, specialized in enterprise-wide clinical knowledge solutions for scientific and health care professionals.
Optio executive urges industry to address needs of rural and community hospitals
Full ArticleCommunity hospitals could be largely left behind in the push to adopt digital medical records if the health care industry doesn't do more to make electronic health record (EHR) systems more accessible and affordable to smaller institutions.
Parkview Health uses Fair Isaac's business rules technology with IDX Carecast to help improve health care services
Full ArticleParkview Health is using an integrated solution that combines Fair Isaac Blaze Advisor rules management technology with IDX Carecast enterprise clinical system to deliver sophisticated decision management support for health care providers across the organisation. The combined solution has enabled Parkview, a not-for-profit, community-owned network of eight north-eastern Indiana hospitals, to develop a series of expert business rules that improve the efficiency and safety of medication ordering and administration. Parkview has improved medication turnaround time by an average of 43 minutes and is providing its clinicians with valuable tools that support patient safety and help prevent adverse drug events.
 
Virtual snap shots
 
Application of computer technology and Internet in mental health care
Full ArticleIn the Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics Vol. 74, No. 6, 2005, Dr. Paul M.G. Emmelkamp from the Department of Clinical Psychology at the University of Amsterdam reviews the application of computer technology and the use of the Internet in mental health care. A number of on-line screening devices have been developed for anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and substance abuse disorders, with great potential for clinical practice. On-line assessment is generally equivalent to clinical assessment.
Chindex International announces first Intuitive Surgical sale in China
Full ArticleChindex International Inc., an independent American provider of western health care products and services in the People's Republic of China, has concluded its first sale in China of the da Vinci Surgical System, manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, the innovator and market leader in surgical robotics. The system was purchased by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and was installed at the Prince of Wales Hospital under the management of the CUHK Jockey Club Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills (MISS) Centre, one of the comprehensive multi-disciplinary surgical skills centres in the Asia Pacific region.
Medic4All announces the release of five new telemedicine products
Full ArticleMedic4All completed work on five new telemedicine software and hardware products to enhance its wireless medical monitoring solution. The five products are the MiniClinic Event Recorder Wrist Unit; the Measurement Remote Access Server; the MedicGate Data; the Monitoring Center Application; and the Minigate Application.
Skyscape introduces Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine, 2nd Edition for handheld devices
Full ArticleSkyscape Inc., specialized in trusted mobile health and medical information solutions, has released an important Emergency Medicine reference - Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine - formatted specially for use by health care providers on PDAs and smart phones. Published by Oxford University Press Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine is authored by Punit Ramrakha and Kevin Moore. The Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine is an up-to-date, practical and comprehensive guide to the management of the acutely ill patient.
Robot-assisted stem cell therapy a first in Thailand
Full ArticleIn a historic operation, surgeons at Bangkok Heart Hospital performed Thailand's first robot-assisted cardiac stem cell implantation on October 27, 2005. Utilizing Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci Surgical System and VesCell adult stem cell therapy for heart disease from TheraVitae Ltd., surgeons treated a no-option, ischemic cardiomyopathy patient from Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.
 
VMWC news bites
 
eMagin's award-winning Z800 3DVisor tapped for Virtually Better's stress-treatment applications
Full ArticleeMagin Corporation, an expert in virtual imaging technology, has been selected to provide the imaging device for Virtually Better's custom Virtual Iraq environment. eMagin's Z800 3DVisor is the world's first combination of high resolution OLED-based stereovision, advanced 360 degree headtracker and stereo sound for a 3D experience that puts viewers inside games or movies. With funding from the Naval Research Office, Virtually Better designed "Virtual Iraq" to support exposure therapy of anxiety disorders resulting from the high-stress environment. The treatment involves exposing the patient to a virtual environment containing the feared situation rather than taking the patient into the actual environment or having the patient imagine the stimulus.
New Jersey Institute of Technology develops technology to help children with cerebral palsy
Full ArticleBiomedical engineers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will use new technology to help children with cerebral palsy improve their movements, reduce stiffness in their joints and live fuller and more independent lives. Small robots mounted on wheelchairs, interactive video games and a robotic arm that can be programmed to guide and aid human motion: these are just a few of the technologies the engineers will use to help these children improve their muscular control and movements.
Troubled national health systems search for solutions: best practices identified in global health care report
Full ArticleFaced with rising costs, diminished resources and growing demands, health systems around the world are under siege and many will be unsustainable within 15 years unless fundamental change occurs. The crisis is prompting health care organisations and policymakers to seek urgent solutions in unlikely places, outside their own borders. In a groundbreaking report, PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute identifies best practices and unveils the result of surveys and interviews with 700 health leaders in 27 countries.
Penn research permits first-ever visualization of psychological stress in the human brain
Full ArticleUsing a novel application of a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technique, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have, for the first time, visualized the effects of everyday psychological stress in a healthy human brain. Their work, performed at Penn's Center for Functional Neuroimaging, provides a neuro-imaging marker of psychological stress, which will pave the way for the development of improved strategies for preventing or correcting the long-term health consequences of chronic stress. The researchers' study appears in the November 21 on-line edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Brain morphing technology simplifies the surgical treatment for movement disorders
Full ArticleA system that morphs brain images can significantly simplify a neurosurgical technique called deep brain stimulation (DBS) that is gaining popularity in the treatment of movement disorders, including tremor, rigidity, stiffness and slowed movement, caused by a variety of neurological conditions ranging Parkinson's to dystonia to multiple sclerosis to obsessive-compulsive disease.
 

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