Tag Results for medical technology (17)

  1. Google Earth for the Body: The Story Continues

    A year ago January, I wrote a story for Spectrum on the work researchers at IBMâ''s Zurich Research Lab were doing in visualizing electronic health records (EHR) using an approach which they termed as "Google-Earth for the Body." At the time, the IBM researchers had demonstrated a prototype system to allow doctors to view their patientsâ'' EHRs using three-dimensional images of the human body. Called the Anatomic and Symbolic Mapper Engine, the system maps the information in a patientâ''s EHR to a 3-D image of …

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  2. Daschle Likely to Find Electronic Health Record Adoption Hard Going

    chosen former Senator Tom Daschle to be the new Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Sen. Daschle, a former Senate majority leader from South Dakota, is expected to aggressively pursue ways to expand health care coverage for uninsured and under-insured Americans as well as to reduce the costs of medical care. One of the approaches Sen. Daschle favors to achieve the latter is the increased use of electronic health records (EHRs), a subject that I have blogged and written about many times for IEEE Spectrum …

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