Posts Tagged ‘Biomedical Informatics’

Working on a major and vital clinical and healthcare informatics project for Kuwait can and is challenging and demanding. It is hectic and messy at times, but it’s all good fun and great¬†experience.

Having to deal with Network design/re-engineering is one heck of a task I must admit, but when there’s a will, there’s a way ūüôā Having said that, what we do may not be the optimal¬†solution, but it will get us by until the end of the day and to drive home a point that it can be done.

We were faced with a problem trying to connect PCs at a hospital to our software hosted at our institute where we had a gateway and a private tunnel to our H.Q. While users enjoyed access to the “WWW” on a separate network in the hospital and wanted to get onto our network, it was challenging, but the¬†solution¬†was to add static routes on two different interfaces (ethernet for our application and wLAN for Internet access) and so far so good!

Let’s see how sustainable that is!

An¬†interesting¬†article and report! This is how information technology is helping transform healthcare systems: http://goo.gl/hYpr6. “The report was the result of three meetings held in the summer and fall of 2010, bringing together researchers, computer scientists, privacy experts, clinicians, healthcare administrators, health IT professionals, representatives of patient advocacy groups, healthcare policymakers, and other stakeholders.”

The goal is to bring about the “emergence of a digital infrastructure that allows data collected during activities in various settings — clinical, research, and public health — to be integrated, analyzed, and broadly applied (‘collect once, use for multiple purposes’) to inform and improve clinical care decisions, promote patient education and self-management, design public health strategies, and support research and knowledge development efforts in a timely manner.” –¬†Anthony Guerra, InformationWeek

Hope this won’t be the case with our new clinical EMR systems that we’re working on setting up ūüôā

WHOAA! Microsoft has majorly upgraded the surface 2.0 experience it seems. I was over excited when I saw it had medical applications in the clinical informatics domain allowing for clinical staff to share and view information amgost them or even when communicating with patients. Boy do I love to have a demo version of this at work and try it out with our new clinical informatics projects.

Microsoft: PLEASEEEEEEE ūüôā

Salem: Thanks for sharing bro

“Google Body is a detailed 3D model of the human body. You can peel back anatomical layers,
zoom in, click to identify anatomy, or search for muscles, organs, bones and more. You can also
share the exact scene you are viewing by copying and pasting the URL.” – Google

WOW! Way to go Google! This is awesome. Check it out, but be warned that you You need a Web browser that supports WebGL: Google Chrome Beta | Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta | WebKit nightly | Other

Check it out at: http://bodybrowser.googlelabs.com/

“A team of researchers at the Human Connectome Project (HCP) have been carving up mice brains like Christmas hams to find out how we store memories, personality traits, and skills …” –¬†Christopher Trout, Engadget

An article my big boss at work wrote about how information technology and eLearning are shaping the future of medicine and healthcare.

“The first ten years of this century has seen dramatic changes in the approachto healthcare brought about largely by the introduction of technology”

Read the full article at: http://healthg20.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/103-108-Behbehani-Beales_2010.pdf