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Even ICUs are Subjected to Virus Attacks

Intensive Care Units (ICU) are areas at hospitals where people in need of special care are admitted. Those people need continuous monitoring for their condition. These units are normally equipped with high tech patient monitor machines, ECGs, and ventilators.Furthermore, ICUs … Continue reading

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GB Networks and PACS Workstation Performance.

As existing networks are being expanded and sometimes replaced, it is common for gigabit network (Gb network) to be used as a replacement alternative to connect PACS workstation (its availability in server rooms has been common for many years) over … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life Of An Imaging IT Professional

Tools, tricks, and lessons learned from those who support radiology, cardiology, and other imaging specialties throughout medical enterprises. Gb networks and PACS workstation performance. As existing networks are being expanded and sometimes replaced, it is common for gigabit network (Gb … Continue reading

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Tips from a Road Warrior (12): Check Your Connections

The majority of my travel stories deal with my travels to India, as this country, despite its high tech image, still has so many infrastructure problems and issues that I typically characterize it as operating in “controlled chaos.” Yes there … Continue reading

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Tips from a Road Warrior (10): Keep Your Eyes Wide Open.

One of my never-ending fears is that I forget something when going through the security check points in airports. I try to have a system for collecting my things after passing through the screen, i.e. first I retrieve my computer … Continue reading

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Tips From A Road Warrior (9): Always Go To The Source.

India is a very interesting country that I characterize as being under a constant state of semi-controlled chaos. As a matter of fact, even though on average I only travel there once a year, my “interesting” travel experiences in India … Continue reading

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HIMSS2011 Recap: It’s All About Integration

The 50th HIMSS meeting held in Orlando, FL, drew more than 30,000 attendees, with large representations from outside the USA. For example, the Dutch arrived with a group of 250 people, which is quite a large contingent considering they have … Continue reading

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Tips From A Road Warrior (7): Make Sure You Are Not At The Bleeding Edge

During the past several years, I have had my share of luggage handling woes, although to be honest, it has not really be too bad. Most of the issues occurred when I had tight connections returning home, and my luggage … Continue reading

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HIMSS2011: what’s keeping the CIO awake at night?

There are many new requirements that cause sleepless nights for a hospital CIO. The first one is obviously the requirement to implement electronic health records in a meaningful manner. This is not as easy as it sounds, as there are … Continue reading

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Hot from HIMSS2011: Meaningful Use of EHR’s Unnecessarily Complex.

Dr. Anita Karcz, the chief medical officer of Health Metrics summed it up during the Meaningful Use symposium, which preceded the 50th annual HIMSS meeting in Orlando Florida this week. In addition to being unnecessarily complex, the information about Meaningful … Continue reading

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