Laying tracks for better health in Japan

This week I’m reporting from Tokyo and Yokohama.  It is the second time in as many years that I’ve been invited to speak at an industry event here in Japan.  Yesterday afternoon, it was my honor to provide a keynote for the 28th Joint Conference on Medical Informatics being held at the convention center in…

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Windows Mobile – Facilitating Care at Home

Home care is one of the fastest growing segments in the health industry. It is estimated that each year, about 2.5 percent of the American population receives some kind of home care service from a doctor, nurse, therapist, or home care aide. All of this amounts to more than 429 million visits a year, and…

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Video Gaming Graphics Supercharge Medical Imaging

Combine the graphics processing power of a contemporary video game with a CT scan, MRI or other medical image; wrap it up in a commodity-priced viewer, and what have you got?  You’ve got FiatLux Imaging. I first met up with FiatLux Imaging co-founder and CEO, Mary Frances Feider, a couple of years ago when the…

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News from the World of Health IT

I’m writing this entry from the World of Health IT (WOHIT) conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.  The conference got underway early Tuesday morning.  Yesterday, I was privileged to deliver the opening keynote at a Physician Symposium pre-conference that was held at nearby Herlev Hospital.   This 700 bed teaching hospital occupies the tallest building in Denmark.  At…

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