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da Vinci Robot

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Thursday, 30 May 2013 23:02

New and improved technology is being developed every day. It seems almost impossible to keep up with the latest gadgets and devices with the most up-to-date features that you just have to have. Every aspect of the world, from business to recreation, is being affected by the latest and greatest technology we have to offer. So what do these advancements have to offer the medical field? In this article I would like to focus on one device which sparked my interest, the Da Vinci Surgical Robot which is provided by Intuitive Surgical. It looks about like what you have pictured in your head: a giant robotic octopus with mechanical arms that are controlled by a surgeon. However, its capabilities are tremendous! The Da Vinci robot is an entire system, from the robotic arms performing the surgery to the surgeon’s controls directing the orchestra of devices. This system provides a third viable option for surgery besides the typical open surgery and laparoscopic surgery.

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Brain Mapping... the Next Big Thing

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Thursday, 30 May 2013 22:58

“Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy.”  Obama

When I first heard that statement my reaction was to fact check...in other words... Google it! Perhaps that statement from the President during the State of the Union was not 100% accurate depending on how you look at the numbers but there is no denying that the Human Genome Project has been a great investment. Will brain mapping be the same?

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The Importance of Interoperability in the Future When Implementing an EHR

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Monday, 01 April 2013 14:33

Interoperability in the Health IT industry is progressing every day.  With all of the growth, it is important to understand that older EHR systems may not be fully compatible with newer products that are being developed.  The standards for interoperability are changing, and older tools may not be growing with these new developments.  Although it may be easy to push your interoperability needs to the back burner, this can become a costly and dangerous decision as the laws keep pushing interoperability forward.

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Interoperability and Health Information Exchange

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Monday, 01 April 2013 14:27

One of the hottest trends in the implementation of EHR systems these days is the idea  of interoperability.  It is all the talk, but what is it and why is it so important to the success of Health Information Exchange.

 

Defining Interoperability

 

Quite simply the IEEE Standard Computer Dictionary defines interoperability as “the ability of two or more systems or components to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged.”

 

Note the two key words highlighted in the definition above; exchange and use.  Exchange is a prerequisite for interoperability, but it is only part of it.

 

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HIE Interview with Deb Hemler

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Thursday, 28 February 2013 16:48

If a patient goes to the ER and forgets to mention important medical information, then a doctor cannot provide the best possible care.  The Health Information Exchanges (HIE) enables doctors and healthcare providers to receive medical information quickly and accurately to provide better medical care for patients. CoreTech is proud to work with the nation’s largest HIE—the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), where we recently had the pleasure of interviewing one of their key resources, Deb Hemler, INPC Product Manager.

“Healthcare is hard, but it doesn’t have to be. We can pull it all together.  The point is to discover the pain point for the healthcare provider and start to build from there,” said Hemler.

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