Posts Tagged ‘Disease’

An interesting article and report! This is how information technology is helping transform healthcare systems: “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

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.


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 BetaMozilla Firefox 4 BetaWebKit nightlyOther

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“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”

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Medic Mobile is out! I gotta say that I’m loving this great tool and platform and can definitely see the potential for it in rural and developing parts of the world. I would love to get my hands on a project to implement this. Here’s is what the development team has to say about it:

“Our approach is about tools that can be appropriated and adapted by health workers all over the globe, many of whom have little support from professional IT staff.

Mobile phones play an increasingly integral role in daily life in the developing world and some of our greatest global health challenges can be addressed through connectivity. Medic is seizing this opportunity by developing software, hardware, implementation strategies and impact analysis in mobile health.

The same team of FrontlineSMS with the same open source tools, have re-branded FrontlineSMS:Medic in their unique approach to mHealth.

Oh and it gets even better with providing a simple interface for an EHR, and it’s called PatientView


Big Shoutout to the team! You all are AWESOME 🙂

with the many complications of Diabetes and other related chronic conditions, blindness may occur without proper diagnosis and treatment! The good news is that this is preventable with proper follow-up and diagnosis, Kuwait has the Topcon NW-200 devices across Kuwait in their Primary Care clinics, and the services are free to citizens and approx $3 for expatriates!! The bad news is that these devices are not networked in anyway and some lack the financial resources to buy ink-jet prtiner ink!!! This is really sad 😦

With the many Clinical Informatics project we have underway at Dasman Diabetes Institute, I plan to roll-out a solution that will solve this problem once and for all hopefully! Osirix came in highly recommended by my buddies at the Division of Clinical Informatics at Harvard’s Beth Isreal Deconoss Medical Center. I’m meeting with the device reseller here in Kuwait to discuss their plans that they are involved in with the Ministry of Health’s Public Health Department. There might be a possibility of cooperation! SO EXCITED!

Anyone interested to help out? Please do drop me a line if you know how to get a hold of me or leave a comment with your contact details!! Let’s prevent blindness in Kuwait, Let help diabetics and future generations 🙂