HealthLeaders Media IT - June 19, 2007 | Magnetic Appeal
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Gary Baldwin, Technology Editor

In this month's technology section in our print edition, you can read about how MRI technology can be used during surgery. For patients with tumors, this technology can be a godsend, enabling surgeons to get a real-time picture during a difficult procedure. But using magnetic resonance during surgery poses all sorts of challenges, including surgical instrumentation, patient safety and equipment installation. After interviewing experts at Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and Cook Children's Health Care System, I was inspired. What a tribute to human ingenuity. It left me wondering: How else can MRI advance the cause of medicine? [Read More]
Gary Baldwin
June 19, 2007
Editor's Picks
Hospital network launches Web-based health records
Kettering Health Network in Ohio has announced a new Web-based individual health record pilot program. Called DaytonHealthKonnect, the project makes an individual record, complete with information from various doctors, labs and hospitals, available to patients and their physicians through the Web. [Read More]

Pennsylvania RHIO to close
A data sharing effort in Pennsylvania is closing down, reports Government Health IT. I often wonder about which of the scores of data collaboratives will survive, given the demise of the high-profile effort in Santa Barbara. [Read More]

Company's system keeps medication errors, paperwork, in check
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on a nursing home that has created a pharmacy tracking system. The technology tracks drugs from the time doctors prescribe them to the instant patients ingest them, documenting each step in real time, with warnings to prevent various errors, including drug incompatibility. RHIOs may falter, but the drive to distribute and share clinical data on the local level continues apace. [Read More]

DOD reaches first milestone with system's deployment
It's taken two years, but the Defense Department has completed the first phase of a global deployment of its electronic health records system, an ambitious project for giving DOD's doctors and nurses immediate access to medical information about patients regardless of their location, reports Federal Computer Week. The military has long been an EMR pioneer, first with teleradiology, now with patient records. [Read More]

Tech Headlines
House passes bill to bolster health IT expertise in work force
Health Imaging News - June 19, 2007

Dallas hospital's kiosks speed check-in
Dallas Morning News - June 19, 2007

Using gaming technology to save lives
Virtual Medical Worlds Monthly - June 19, 2007

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana launches new Web tools
HealthLeaders News Brief - June 19, 2007

AHIMA launches Website to promote careers
HealthLeaders News Brief - June 19, 2007
Events & Product News
Device interoperability conference set

Bethesda Memorial Hospital selects Eclipsys

MRI inventor recognized for patented innovation

Siemens partners with Partners

MeritCare Health System signs with Kryptiq
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