VMW Monthly - May 2007 - ISSN 1388-722X



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Contents May 2007 Issue

 
Cross-Atlantic state-of-the-art
 
Providers and hospitals can now access consistent health insurance coverage information in seconds
Researchers use Cray XT3 supercomputer at PSC to break through drug-resistant bacteria's defenses
Nanoparticles acting as little lifesavers improve delivery of medicines and diagnostics
Exercise science principles strengthen swallowing rehabilitation
Province of British Columbia selects Sun to build and implement provincial Electronic Health Record system
 
Grid for Health
 
Transition of Grid computing from education to life sciences brings immense opportunities
MEDICUS Project wins Internet2 Idea award
Albany Molecular Research Inc. leads European CancerGrid research project
Fraunhofer to sign major research collaboration agreement with Portuguese government
MIDAS Project researchers will use TeraGrid to help predict spread of disease
 
Healthcare compunetics
 
Hospira introduces advanced wireless security platform for infusion devices
Foetal monitoring: a revolution in the monitoring of unborn babies
Aerotel Medical Systems reveals innovative mobile monitoring solutions at Med-e-Tel 2007
Patent for Mobile Aspects augments leadership role for health care RFID solutions
Dutch RFID project in health care completed
 
Industrial Chemist's Corner
 
Zandar HD MultiViewer in medical and educational Flypack for Worldwide Satellite Communications
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene selects eClinicalWorks unified EMR/PM solution
Confirma Inc. and Guardian Techologies International Inc. sign collaboration and strategic alliance agreement
Immersion Medical expands endovascular medical simulation capabilities
B-Line Medical releases SimCube, a comprehensive solution for capturing and assessing simulation encounters
 
Planet Europe in Action
 
New report on eHealth priorities and strategies in 32 European countries
New network launches to keep United Kingdom at forefront of stem cell science
German Council Presidency gives fresh impetus to co-operation on cross-border electronic health services
Wellcome Trust and GlaxoSmithKline announce partnership to target drug-resistant hospital infections
Robosoft unveils ESTELE, worldwide first health care robot for tele-echography
 
The 21st century hospital
 
HP helps University of Utah Health Care improve patient care and lower costs through IT consolidation
InterComponentWare networks Heidelberg University Hospital with partner hospitals
Cardiac expertise is just a heartbeat away at ValleyCare Medical Center
WebVMC's telehealth system helps Piedmont Hospital reduce heart patient re-admissions by 23 percent
Mayo Clinic and IBM score significant advance in real-time medical imaging
 
Virtual snap shots
 
Greenway Medical Technologies' integrated EHR solution, PrimeSuite, becomes a registered solution of the Highmark eHealth Collaborative
SRIT to launch ACTchange, a framework enabling health care collaboration
U.S. Army selects Cogon Systems to develop advanced clinical decision support tools for handheld computers
VTT developed a software tool for integrating and analysing complex medical data
NIST measuring device aims to heighten hip operation success
 
VMWC news bites
 
Robotic surgeon to team up with doctors and astronauts on NASA mission
World's first image-guided surgical robot to enhance accuracy and safety of brain surgery
Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 team delivers first DARPA limb prototype
Study shows hope for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
First Consulting Group issues report on Telemedicine in the Ambulatory Setting
 

Leads May 2007 Issue

 
Cross-Atlantic state-of-the-art
 
Providers and hospitals can now access consistent health insurance coverage information in seconds
Full ArticleHealth care providers and hospitals can now access in seconds consistent eligibility and benefits information required to verify patient health insurance coverage thanks to new standard business rules developed by the CAQH Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE). Currently, provider practice staffs often spend hours researching and making follow-up calls at significant cost to obtain and verify insurance information. The CORE rules, which build on the HIPAA eligibility (X12 270/271) transaction, make electronic administrative data communications seamless, streamlined and predictable, regardless of the technology - in many cases eliminating the need for practice staff phone calls.
Researchers use Cray XT3 supercomputer at PSC to break through drug-resistant bacteria's defenses
Full ArticleResearchers using a Cray XT3 supercomputer at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) have succeeded in uncovering vital information about how bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics. Nicknamed BigBen, PSC's Cray XT3 system is being employed by biophysicists to create complex simulations that help explain how certain enzymes produced by bacteria prevent antibiotic medicines such as penicillin and its derivatives from curing infections.
Nanoparticles acting as little lifesavers improve delivery of medicines and diagnostics
Full ArticleTiny, biodegradable particles filled with medicine may also contain answers to some of the biggest human health problems, including cancer and tuberculosis. The secret is the size of the package. Using an innovative technique they invented, a Princeton University-led research team has created particles that can deliver medicine deep into the lungs or infiltrate cancer cells while leaving normal ones alone. Only 100 to 300 nanometers wide - more than 100 times thinner than a human hair - the particles can be loaded with medicines or imaging agents, like gold and magnetite, that will enhance the detection capabilities of CT scans and MRIs.
Exercise science principles strengthen swallowing rehabilitation
Full ArticleJust thinking about swallowing makes it harder to do. Head and neck cancer, a stroke, brain tumour, brain injury or even a tracheostomy tube and mechanical ventilation needed to sustain life can make it impossible. Dysphagia, or swallowing problems, can also result from aging and accompanying loss of muscle strength.
Province of British Columbia selects Sun to build and implement provincial Electronic Health Record system
Full ArticleThe government of British Columbia (B.C.) has selected Sun Microsystems (B.C.) Inc., a subsidiary of Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc., and a consortium of partners to develop and implement a comprehensive electronic health care solution that will transform the way laboratory results and other essential patient information is securely shared amongst health care practitioners across the province. The systems will provide faster access to patient information, reducing wait times for procedures and saving health care costs by reducing the occurrence of re-tests.
 
Grid for Health
 
Transition of Grid computing from education to life sciences brings immense opportunities
Full ArticleResearch and Markets has added the Frost & Sullivan report: "European Markets for Grid Computing in Life Sciences R&D" to their offering. This Frost & Sullivan research service provides a detailed analysis, including the challenges faced by the Grid computing industry, market drivers, restraints, geographic and technology trends, and strategic recommendations.
MEDICUS Project wins Internet2 Idea award
Full ArticleAt its April 24 Spring Member Meeting, Internet2 announced the 2007 winners of its Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) Awards programme which seeks to recognize leading innovators who have created and deployed advanced network applications that have enabled transformational progress in research, teaching and learning. The 2007 winners are the Globus MEDICUS and UltraLight projects. These projects are being recognized for their potential to significantly increase the impact of next-generation networks around the world.
Albany Molecular Research Inc. leads European CancerGrid research project
Full ArticleAlbany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI) has launched the CancerGrid Project, a three-year multi-disciplinary research programme funded by the European Commission in which ten life sciences companies and academic centres will work together to discover and develop novel anti-cancer agents.
Fraunhofer to sign major research collaboration agreement with Portuguese government
Full ArticleA Portuguese-German research co-operation agreement was signed in the city of Porto. The Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates, the Minister of Science, the German Secretary of State for Education and Research, Professor Frieder Meyer-Krahmer, senior Fraunhofer officials, industrial leaders and Portuguese academic partners all attended the event. The new collaboration will significantly expand applied research on emerging technologies, exploring mutual interests in science and technology oriented towards social well-being, economic growth and quality of life. The ultimate goal of the agreement is to establish a collaborative framework to promote continuous and systematic co-operative actions between Fraunhofer Institutes and R&D institutions in Portugal.
MIDAS Project researchers will use TeraGrid to help predict spread of disease
Full ArticleAs part of an effort to develop computer-modelling techniques to assist officials in responding to infectious disease outbreaks, RTI International and the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory (NDSSL), part of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, will use the TeraGrid, the world's largest cyber-infrastructure, to develop models projecting the spread of infectious disease. The National Science Foundation, which funds the TeraGrid, awarded RTI and NDSSL use of the TeraGrid for a two-year period, during which they will develop new methods for mapping large-scale disease models.
 
Healthcare compunetics
 
Hospira introduces advanced wireless security platform for infusion devices
Full ArticleHospira Inc., a global hospital products company, has introduced a new wireless platform for its medication infusion devices that incorporates leading-edge authentication standards and encryption protocols to assist hospitals in securely transferring data and complying with patient confidentiality regulations. The new technology also provides the first three-in-one wireless multi-band module for an infusion system, enabling hospitals to select any of three frequency modes for communication.
Foetal monitoring: a revolution in the monitoring of unborn babies
Full ArticleNew technology, the size of a mobile phone, which could save the life of an unborn child, has been developed by scientists from the University of Nottingham. The device monitors the baby's heart for signs of potential danger. It is small and easy to use so that mother's-to-be can keep a regular check on their baby's heart beat without having to go into hospital and be attached to a machine. No other technology allows them to do this.
Aerotel Medical Systems reveals innovative mobile monitoring solutions at Med-e-Tel 2007
Full ArticleAerotel Medical Systems, a manufacturer of advanced telemedicine and remote monitoring solutions for telemedicine and telecare, is presenting its portfolio of telemedicine solutions at the Med-e-Tel International Educational and Networking Forum for eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT.
Patent for Mobile Aspects augments leadership role for health care RFID solutions
Full ArticleMobile Aspects, a provider of RFID-enabled solutions to improve medical device and supply management for hospitals, has received a patent for its award-winning iRISupply clinical resource management solution. Implemented in clinical areas such as interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, and surgical specialities such as cardiovascular surgery and endovascular surgery, the cabinet-based iRISupply system enables the provision of real-time information to effectively store, track, and manage the high-cost inventories used in surgical procedures.
Dutch RFID project in health care completed
Full ArticleThe University Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam, Capgemini, Geodan, Intel and Oracle have successfully completed their joint project "RFID in Health Care". Between September 2005 and January 2007, the project partners in different pilots have been testing the usability of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) within a hospital environment. In this research it has become clear that RFID in health care can constitute an added value for patient safety, and efficiency and transparency in logistics. The project has been carried out by order of the Dutch Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sports and has been co-supported financially by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.
 
Industrial Chemist's Corner
 
Zandar HD MultiViewer in medical and educational Flypack for Worldwide Satellite Communications
Full ArticleA Zandar Predator HD12 MultiViewer is being used in a HD/SD SDI Flypack System for USA-based Worldwide Satellite Communications. The Flypack is used for compact, convenient, flexible programme production intended for a medical audience and as an educational and teaching tool. Jim Caldwell was the main engineer for the project, responsible for system redesign and completion, working with media and communications company, Firestone Communications. The sale was arranged through VideoTex Systems of Dallas, a Zandar value-added systems integrator.
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene selects eClinicalWorks unified EMR/PM solution
Full ArticleThe New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has chosen eClinicalWorks unified electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management (PM) in a $19,8 million deal as part of its Primary Care Information Project (PCIP) initiative. Initially, 1300 physicians serving the City's neediest communities are implementing eClinicalWorks EMR/PM, with the potential of expanding to additional providers. Participating physicians will also have access to eClinicalWorks Patient Portal to engage City physicians and their patients in more effective medical management.
Confirma Inc. and Guardian Techologies International Inc. sign collaboration and strategic alliance agreement
Full ArticleGuardian Technologies International Inc., a provider of high-performance security and health care imaging solutions, has signed a collaboration and strategic alliance agreement with Confirma Inc., specialized in computer-aided-detection (CAD) for magnetic resonance imaging. The parties have agreed to collaborate on the design, development and commercialization of radiology imaging solutions for new clinical applications.
Immersion Medical expands endovascular medical simulation capabilities
Full ArticleImmersion Medical has updated its endovascular platform with features that allow it to simulate a wider range of procedures. The new platform, now called the CathLabVR system, allows surgical simulation with as many as four devices or tools and for procedures involving more regions of the body. In addition, Immersion Medical's physics-based medical simulation software, haptic - force feedback - technology, and medical graphics expertise allow the company to produce specialized surgical simulations to meet a wide range of medical virtual reality training needs for device manufacturers and teaching institutions.
B-Line Medical releases SimCube, a comprehensive solution for capturing and assessing simulation encounters
Full ArticleB-Line Medical LLC has released an exciting new product targeted towards the medical simulation space. Continuing to build on their expertise in the clinical assessment domain, and drawing upon extensive feedback from their user base of top-ranked medical schools, hospitals and nursing programmes, B-Line Medical has developed SimCube, a portable, low cost complement to the already successful centre-wide SimCenter solution.
 
Planet Europe in Action
 
New report on eHealth priorities and strategies in 32 European countries
Full ArticleAll European countries undertake great efforts to improve access, quality and efficiency of their health services through innovative information technology-based solutions. And together they move towards a common eHealth agenda in Europe. This is the key message of a newly published European Commission report entitled "eHealth priorities and strategies in European countries". It provides eHealth fact sheets on national activities not only for the 27 European Union Member States but also five other European countries. It is an important milestone in the development of eHealth in the European Union.
New network launches to keep United Kingdom at forefront of stem cell science
Full ArticleA new network to co-ordinate and promote the United Kingdom's stem cell science effort has been launched. The United Kingdom National Stem Cell Network (UKNSCN) aims to bring new co-ordination and coherence to national and regional stem cell research efforts. By improving the co-ordination of research across the various disciplines of United Kingdom stem cell research, and by acting as a focus and a voice for the United Kingdom stem cell research community, the UKNSCN aims to enhance basic research and to help speed its translation into clinical applications.
German Council Presidency gives fresh impetus to co-operation on cross-border electronic health services
Full ArticleAt the 2007 eHealth Conference, representatives of European Union Member States and members of the European Economic Area adopted a common Declaration. The representatives agreed to pursue close interaction and collaboration in the area of cross-border electronic health services throughout Europe. This year's eHealth Conference had "From Strategies to Applications" as its guiding theme, thus focusing on the implementation of electronic health service applications and infrastructures.
Wellcome Trust and GlaxoSmithKline announce partnership to target drug-resistant hospital infections
Full ArticleThe Wellcome Trust and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have signed a collaboration to develop a new class of antibacterials to combat the rise of certain drug-resistant hospital-acquired infections, including those that lead to pneumonia. The collaboration is part of the Wellcome Trust's Seeding Drug Discovery initiative, aimed at tackling unmet medical needs.
Robosoft unveils ESTELE, worldwide first health care robot for tele-echography
Full ArticleESTELE is officialy launched at Med-e-Tel, the International Educational and Networking Forum for eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT, held in Luxembourg, April 18-20. ESTELE is a tele-operated robotic system allowing any expert clinician to remotely perform echographic diagnosis as if he was "on site". ESTELE allows hospital staff to perform an echography without a physician expert on site; hospitals and health care centres to easily share their specialists and to strengthen their emergency capabilities and availability; and expert physicians to double and secure any difficult diagnosis.
 
The 21st century hospital
 
HP helps University of Utah Health Care improve patient care and lower costs through IT consolidation
Full ArticleHewlett Packard (HP) customer University of Utah Health Care is realizing patient care goals and holding flat staff increases through an IT consolidation project that helped improve its overall business technology. With an HP BladeSystem IT Consolidation Solution in place, the centre is cutting desktop support costs by 100 percent and achieving 11 times improvement in server team productivity.
InterComponentWare networks Heidelberg University Hospital with partner hospitals
Full ArticleHeidelberg University Hospital, Germany, and its partner hospitals of the Health Centers Rhein-Neckar GmbH will be able to jointly access their patients' medical data. Using the Professional Suite of the international eHealth specialist, InterComponentWare AG (ICW), this co-operation will enable those involved in a patient's treatment to access medical data via an interfacility medical record.
Cardiac expertise is just a heartbeat away at ValleyCare Medical Center
Full ArticleValleyCare Health System has installed Digital Union's new Surgical Data Network (SDN) at ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton, California. SDN is a specially designed application for operating and exam rooms enabling attending physicians and surgeons to contact colleagues outside the hospital and consult on patient care in real time.
WebVMC's telehealth system helps Piedmont Hospital reduce heart patient re-admissions by 23 percent
Full ArticleThe Fuqua Heart Center of Atlanta at Piedmont Hospital, a recognized expert in cardiovascular care, has achieved a dramatic improvement in patient outcomes and reduced hospital re-admissions as a result of their utilization of the RemoteNurse mobile technology system from WebVMC, a provider of telehealth technology.
Mayo Clinic and IBM score significant advance in real-time medical imaging
Full ArticleCollaborators from Mayo Clinic and IBM have exploited parallel computer architecture and memory bandwidth to dramatically speed the processing of 3D medical images. The advance significantly aids image registration - the computer-enhanced alignment in three-dimensional space of two medical images obtained at different dates or by using different imaging devices. With the images properly aligned over one another, a radiologist can more easily detect structural changes such as the growth or shrinkage of tumours.
 
Virtual snap shots
 
Greenway Medical Technologies' integrated EHR solution, PrimeSuite, becomes a registered solution of the Highmark eHealth Collaborative
Full ArticleGreenway Medical Technologies Inc.'s flagship Electronic Health Record solution (EHR), PrimeSuite, is a registered solution of the Highmark eHealth Collaborative. Greenway now offers physicians in Central and Western Pennsylvania a state-of-the-art EHR solution capable of streamlining the clinical, financial and administrative work flow of their practices.
SRIT to launch ACTchange, a framework enabling health care collaboration
Full ArticleSobha Renaissance Information Technology (SRIT) is introducing, for the first time, at Med-e-tel 2007, Luxembourg 18-20 April 2007, its rapidly progressing Integrated Health Care Exchange (iHCx) framework. The framework called ACTchange, will be driven by patient-centric health care service rules. Its core value proposition lies in the elimination of the care provider's dependency on an ever-changing technology landscape in owning, building, maintaining and operating a health ICT infrastructure.
U.S. Army selects Cogon Systems to develop advanced clinical decision support tools for handheld computers
Full ArticleCogon Systems Inc. has been awarded a Research, Development, Test and Evaluation contract by the United States Army's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) to develop advanced clinical decision support tools for handheld computer use. The primary goal of the project is to determine if using mobile technology in an inpatient setting to deliver clinical decision support through rapid retrieval of clinical data, intelligently filtered clinical knowledge, and appropriately generated alerts and reminders, will positively impact patient care while concurrently achieving physician's acceptance, efficiency and education.
VTT developed a software tool for integrating and analysing complex medical data
Full ArticleVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed a new software tool megNet for integration and visualization of complex life science and biomedical data. The new tool can be applied in understanding complex relations in living organisms, and characterizing various diseases, such as cardiac diseases and diabetes.
NIST measuring device aims to heighten hip operation success
Full ArticleResearchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are developing state-of-the-art measuring techniques, similar to those used in making aerospace components fit together precisely, that soon could improve success rates for hip replacement surgery. At the request of a group of prominent orthopaedic surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the NIST researchers are working to improve calibrations and operating room testing of the Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) tracking instruments surgeons use to plan the delicate, highly complex operation.
 
VMWC news bites
 
Robotic surgeon to team up with doctors and astronauts on NASA mission
Full ArticleRaven, the mobile surgical robot developed by the University of Washington, leaves for the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. The University of Washington will participate in NASA's mission to submerge a surgeon and robotic gear in a simulated spaceship. For 12 days the surgical robotic system will be put through its paces in an underwater capsule that mimics conditions in a space shuttle. Surgeons back in Seattle will guide its movements.
World's first image-guided surgical robot to enhance accuracy and safety of brain surgery
Full ArticleSurgery is about to change with the introduction of a new surgical robotic system at the University of Calgary/Calgary Health Region. NeuroArm aims to revolutionize neurosurgery and other branches of operative medicine by liberating them from the constraints of the human hand. The world's first MRI-compatible surgical robot is the creation of neurosurgeon Dr. Garnette Sutherland and his team. Dr. Sutherland has spent the last six years leading a team of Canadian scientists, in co-operation with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), to design a machine "that represents a milestone in medical technology".
Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 team delivers first DARPA limb prototype
Full ArticleAn international team led by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, has developed a prototype of the first fully integrated prosthetic arm that can be controlled naturally, provide sensory feedback and allows for eight degrees of freedom - a level of control far beyond the current state of the art for prosthetic limbs. Proto 1, developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Revolutionizing Prosthetics Programme, is a complete limb system that also includes a virtual environment used for patient training, clinical configuration, and to record limb movements and control signals during clinical investigations.
Study shows hope for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
Full ArticleResearch by faculty and staff at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey; the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; and Drexel University may lead to better diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer's disease. In a $1,1-million National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute on Aging study that team members conducted during the last three years, they determined early Alzheimer's could be diagnosed with a high rate of accuracy evaluating electro-encephalogram (EEG) signals. The study may lead to an earlier diagnosis, and therefore earlier treatment and improved quality of life, for people at the earliest stages of the disease.
First Consulting Group issues report on Telemedicine in the Ambulatory Setting
Full ArticleFirst Consulting Group (FCG), a United States health care IT consulting firm, has published new research that describes in detail how telemedicine can help expand the patient capacity of health care providers and cut costs for both patients and care providers. Key findings in this FCG white paper state that experts have predicted that the United States will face a shortage of over 100.000 doctors by 2020 and that remote consultations can save time and money for both patients and practitioners, and can be conducted using widely available consumer technology such as digital cameras and webcams. According to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, more than half of 8000 home care agencies that accept Medicare already use remote monitoring technology. The report also points out that during a study of telemedicine in Arkansas, 94 percent of the patients were saved a trip of over 70 miles to reach their physician.
 

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