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Giants Among Us
Gary Baldwin, Technology Editor

From time to time, I'll dedicate a column to one or more of the people I have recently interviewed that made an indelible impression. The healthcare field is fortunate to have so many intelligent, dedicated people who have the ability to heal, lead and inspire. In reporting this month's HealthLeaders magazine feature on intra-operative MRI technology, I encountered two such leaders. I call them "giants among us." [Read More]
Gary Baldwin
June 26, 2007
Editor's Picks
Nonprofit is artery of info for doctors
The Indianapolis Star reports on how a local data exchange has grown into a major community presence. The exchange is now used by 5000 area physicians. [Read More]

Partnership in works to share medical data
The State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Wisconsin Health Information Exchange and the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership have joined to work on a system to secure and share medical information, reports the Milwaukee Business Journal. [Read More]

NHS IT chief warns contractors could seek compensation
Followers of our e-zine and magazine are aware of the major effort underway in England for a national electronic medical record system. In this update from ComputerworldUK, the outgoing head of the effort issues a caution about unhappy contractors. There are also multiple other links on related stories about the effort, which seems increasingly plagued. [Read More]

Two-way system will allow doctors to see patients during trip to hospital
A new live two-way video link between University Medical Center and the city's 17 paramedic units is expected to put Tucson at the cutting edge of medical technology when it goes online in August, according to the Arizona Daily Star. [Read More]

Call to action: How to accelerate medical technology in Illinois, beyond
A Chicago-area physician entrepreneur lays out a plan to spur technological innovation, reports MidWestBusiness.com, an online magazine. [Read More]
Tech Headlines
Firm tests 'smart cards' on New York patients
Philadelphia Inquirer - June 26, 2007

Spine robot goes commercial
Memphis Business Journal - June 26, 2007

Report urges RHIOs to enlist consumers, share best practices
Government Health IT - June 26, 2007

Valley Health Information Network uses state grant to assess eHealth network
HealthLeaders News Brief - June 26, 2007

RFID survey: IT companies ready, but not their customers
Health Imaging News - June 26, 2007
Events & Product News
CalRHIO receives $1 million grant from Sutter Health

Group forecasts healthcare and intelligence to drive growth in federal IT market

Pennsylvania RHIO to close

Kryptiq's contract manager implemented by Scott & White Health Plan
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HealthLeaders June 2007Brain Power
Intraoperative MRI technology is a powerful neurological tool-if you can afford it.[Read More]
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