Wednesday, September 19, 2007

National Clinician eHealth Support Network | A peer-to-peer initiative launched to Share e-health Experiences

Physicians, nurses and pharmacists from across Canada who are considering using e-health will soon benefit from the expertise of a network of colleagues, experienced in e-health, who will provide mentorship and help navigate barriers.

Clinicians (physicians, nurses and pharmacists) from nine provinces came together on September 15 to launch the Clinician eHealth Support Network: A peer-to-peer initiative, a group of health care providers who will provide hands-on support to colleagues in their respective jurisdictions to help them address challenges and uncover the opportunities and efficiencies that are associated with e-health.

"With more and more clinicians recognizing there are benefits emerging as a result of the use of e-health, the Clinician eHealth Support Network will connect peers to help answer questions and share experiences from a perspective they can relate to," said Richard Alvarez, President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway, the federally funded, independent not-for-profit organization which invests with public sector partners to accelerate electronic health records across Canada. "I commend the clinicians whose e-health leadership will benefit their peers by transferring the knowledge they've acquired. These peer leaders are paving the way for increased use of e-health among clinicians throughout Canada."

Members of the Clinician eHealth Support Network: A peer-to-peer initiative will support their clinician colleagues who are contemplating the use of electronic health record solutions by providing:
• Individual demonstrations of electronic health records technology
• Ongoing support and mentoring
• Assistance in goal setting, prioritizing
• Support offered on-site and remotely.

More information on the National Clinician eHealth Support Network.

Original Post from Canada Health Infoway | September 19, 2007, Toronto

Thinking Systems Corporation Releases Plug-in for Philips iSite PACS

St. Petersburg, FL (November 20, 2006)  - For Immediate Release

Thinking Systems Corporation, recognized as one of the nation’s most innovative medical imaging software developers and for its broad product portfolio that supports the spectrum of modalities, today announced the company’s release of its new plug-in for Philips/Stentor’s iSite PACS.

This plug-in was independently developed utilizing iSite’s open API (Application Interface). The new offering will provide comprehensive 3rd party PACS solutions to iSite users for all modalities, including PET/SPECT-CT fusion, nuclear cardiology processing and quantification analysis, general nuclear medicine processing and review, PET cardiac analysis, PET brain analysis, 3D/MPR, calcium scoring, cardiac CTA, orthopedic templating, echocardiography, general ultrasound, cardiac catheterization and angiography. The integrated platform enables enterprise-wide access to these modalities with cutting edge clinical applications.

“What makes this plug-in different from a generic iSite plug-in is that instead of being a passive plug-in, Thinking Systems provides comprehensive solutions, from interfacing to modality scanners, data conversion, data verification, HIS/RIS validation, data distribution, to image fusion, image reconstruction and quantification analysis,” said Xiaoyi Wang, president and co-chairman, Thinking Systems Corporation.           

“Key to this plug-in is Thinking Systems’ ModalityBrokerTM, which bridges the modalities to iSite and powers Thinking Systems’ cutting edge clinical applications that can be invoked by both iSite Radiology and iSite Enterprise.”

THINKING SYSTEMS solutions are installed at over twenty sites across Canada and are proudly distributed by Alliance Distribution Network (ADN) Canada. For more information please contact your local ADN Canada sales consultant Toll-Free in Canada at 877-434-5311 or e-mail.  

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