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TECH TERMS - TELERADIOLOGY

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Definition: A system that transmits images over a distance, using leased or switched transmission lines.




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TECH TERMS - TELERADIOLOGY

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Definition: A system that transmits images over a distance, using leased or switched transmission lines.




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TECH TERMS - WINDOWING

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What is Windowing?

Definition: A software manipulation technique, using mathematical algorithms, to compensate for a teleradiology monitor's inability to provide the same contrast and bit depth as the original hardcopy X-ray.

Pixels within a certain range of bit-depth values are assigned the full range of possible grayscale values, while those outside that range are either white or black.

This allows emphasis of contrast for those structures that lie within the grayscale "window."




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TECH TERMS - WINDOWING

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What is Windowing?

Definition: A software manipulation technique, using mathematical algorithms, to compensate for a teleradiology monitor's inability to provide the same contrast and bit depth as the original hardcopy X-ray.

Pixels within a certain range of bit-depth values are assigned the full range of possible grayscale values, while those outside that range are either white or black.

This allows emphasis of contrast for those structures that lie within the grayscale "window."




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POLITICS OF HEALTH CARE & TECHNOLOGY

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The politics of rising health care costs and technology are addressed in this interesting article:

Is Obama right that technology can lower health care costs?


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POLITICS OF HEALTH CARE & TECHNOLOGY

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The politics of rising health care costs and technology are addressed in this interesting article:

Is Obama right that technology can lower health care costs?


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SENOIR SENSORS

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Living on their own is a very big issue for most Senior citizens.  Looks like technology is being created to help make live easier and safer for them.

 

Check out this article on how: High-tech sensors help seniors live independently




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SENOIR SENSORS

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Living on their own is a very big issue for most Senior citizens.  Looks like technology is being created to help make live easier and safer for them.

 

Check out this article on how: High-tech sensors help seniors live independently




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TELEMEDICINE - DIABETES

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Found this interesting story about a telemedicine pilot project for Kids with Diabetes.

Check out:  Diabetes center 'sees' local students online




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TELEMEDICINE - DIABETES

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Found this interesting story about a telemedicine pilot project for Kids with Diabetes.

Check out:  Diabetes center 'sees' local students online




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TECH TERMS - GLOBAL E-HEALTH

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What is Global e-Health?

 

Definition: The sustainable global integration of information and communications technologies into the practice of protecting and promoting health across geo-political, temporal, social, and cultural barriers - including research and education - to facilitate health, public and community health, health systems development, and epidemiology.



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TECH TERMS - GLOBAL E-HEALTH

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What is Global e-Health?

 

Definition: The sustainable global integration of information and communications technologies into the practice of protecting and promoting health across geo-political, temporal, social, and cultural barriers - including research and education - to facilitate health, public and community health, health systems development, and epidemiology.



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RED OR BLUE PILL?

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Would you take it?

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Edible technology relays medical data from inside the body


Which pill do you take . . . the
RED one or the BLUE one?  :-)



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RED OR BLUE PILL?

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Would you take it?

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Which pill do you take . . . the
RED one or the BLUE one?  :-)



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TECHNOLOGY & MEDICAL PRIVACY

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Concerns over privacy and security are big issues as personal health care data becomes digital.  These are real issues that will have to be addressed.

The implications both politically and technologically are enormous.

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Privacy Issue Complicates Push to Link Medical Data





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TECHNOLOGY & MEDICAL PRIVACY

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Concerns over privacy and security are big issues as personal health care data becomes digital.  These are real issues that will have to be addressed.

The implications both politically and technologically are enormous.

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Privacy Issue Complicates Push to Link Medical Data





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MR. PRESIDENT

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CONGRATULATIONS . . .
MR. PRESIDENT




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MR. PRESIDENT

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CONGRATULATIONS . . .
MR. PRESIDENT




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HISTORIC DAY FOR AMERICA

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Enjoy this day of American History.



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HISTORIC DAY FOR AMERICA

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Enjoy this day of American History.



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HAPPY MLK DAY!!!

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The Dream Lives on . . .


HAPPY MLK DAY!!!

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The Dream Lives on . . .


TECH TERMS - Health Level 7 (HL7)

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What is Health Level 7 (HL7)?

Definition: A standard interface between hospital information systems. The HL7 standard defines the format for interchange of text files between health care databases.





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TECH TERMS - Health Level 7 (HL7)

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What is Health Level 7 (HL7)?

Definition: A standard interface between hospital information systems. The HL7 standard defines the format for interchange of text files between health care databases.





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MEDICARE & TELEMEDICINE

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Check out this interesting story from Minnesota:

 

"Medicare will now pay for nursing home patients to be treated by telemedicine"

 

If you have a family member or love one in a nursing home this story would be of interest to you.



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MEDICARE & TELEMEDICINE

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Check out this interesting story from Minnesota:

 

"Medicare will now pay for nursing home patients to be treated by telemedicine"

 

If you have a family member or love one in a nursing home this story would be of interest to you.



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TECH TERMS - TELEMEDICINE

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Definition: Telemedicine is often used interchangeably with telehealth, however, the term telemedicine generally implies a physician mediated interaction with patients, and is used more in the USA.




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TECH TERMS - TELEMEDICINE

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Definition: Telemedicine is often used interchangeably with telehealth, however, the term telemedicine generally implies a physician mediated interaction with patients, and is used more in the USA.




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HEALTH CARE TECH & OBAMA

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It's very clear that the President-elect and his new health care team understands the need to use technology to help improve the quality of our nation's health care system.


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Obama ups the ante for national health IT




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HEALTH CARE TECH & OBAMA

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It's very clear that the President-elect and his new health care team understands the need to use technology to help improve the quality of our nation's health care system.


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ALOHA DOC! . . . ONLINE

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This month in Hawaii a new service will allow folks to see a doctor on the internet.

 

The company behind this service, American Well, plans to expand into other states as well.  Check out this article on their efforts in Hawaii:

 

Doctors Will Make Web Calls in Hawaii


 

Aloha Doc!  :-)




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ALOHA DOC! . . . ONLINE

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This month in Hawaii a new service will allow folks to see a doctor on the internet.

 

The company behind this service, American Well, plans to expand into other states as well.  Check out this article on their efforts in Hawaii:

 

Doctors Will Make Web Calls in Hawaii


 

Aloha Doc!  :-)




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TECH TERMS - e-HEALTH

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Definition: 'e-Health' was first introduced as a term that distinguished web-based telehealth activities from the use of videoconferencing.

It is now gaining in popularity as an over-arching term for the use of information and communications technology in health care.


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TECH TERMS - e-HEALTH

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Definition: 'e-Health' was first introduced as a term that distinguished web-based telehealth activities from the use of videoconferencing.

It is now gaining in popularity as an over-arching term for the use of information and communications technology in health care.


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HEALTH COMPUTERS

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WEB SITE - SENIOR HEALTH

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Just found this site and I thought it would be of interest:

NIH Senior Health




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WEB SITE - SENIOR HEALTH

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NIH Senior Health




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TECH TERMS - TELEMEDICINE

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What is Telemedicine?

Definition:  Telemedicine refers to the use of various telecommunications by physicians and medical institutions that provide health care to their patients through electronic or digital means.

Telemedicine employs technology that makes it possible for heath care providers to care for their patients in the patients' homes or in other remote areas.

Telemedicine affords caregivers the ability to collect and transfer medical data, still images, and live audio and video transmissions.  Some of the common methods used are ordinary telephone lines, the Internet, and satellites, although any means of transmission can be used.

Telemedicine is used in a variety of medical fields; for example, cardiology, radiology, psychiatry, and oncology.

Diagnoses, treatments which include telesurgery, physician and patient education, and medical administration video conferencing between healthcare providers are all possible with telemedicine.

Telemedicine has a surprisingly long history that began with the advent of the telephone.

In 1906, Einthoven first investigated the use of electrocardiogram (EKG) transmission over telephone lines.

In the 1920s, ship radios were used to link physicians with sailors to assist during medical emergencies at sea.

In 1955, the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute was one of the first facilities to use closed-circuit television for healthcare purposes.

In the 1970s, paramedics in remote Alaskan and Canadian villages were able to perform lifesaving techniques while linked with hospitals in distant towns via satellite.

Today, telemedicine is beginning to exponentially mature with progressive advances in technology.

The use of telemedicine is generally considered positive for both patients and the economy.

Through remote heath monitoring, telemedicine may allow countless numbers of people to avoid nursing homes and hospitals, allowing them to remain productive, stay home longer, and consequently incur less health care costs.

The economy also benefits from the diminished need to transport patients to other facilities when a health care specialist is needed.


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TECH TERMS - TELEMEDICINE

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What is Telemedicine?

Definition:  Telemedicine refers to the use of various telecommunications by physicians and medical institutions that provide health care to their patients through electronic or digital means.

Telemedicine employs technology that makes it possible for heath care providers to care for their patients in the patients' homes or in other remote areas.

Telemedicine affords caregivers the ability to collect and transfer medical data, still images, and live audio and video transmissions.  Some of the common methods used are ordinary telephone lines, the Internet, and satellites, although any means of transmission can be used.

Telemedicine is used in a variety of medical fields; for example, cardiology, radiology, psychiatry, and oncology.

Diagnoses, treatments which include telesurgery, physician and patient education, and medical administration video conferencing between healthcare providers are all possible with telemedicine.

Telemedicine has a surprisingly long history that began with the advent of the telephone.

In 1906, Einthoven first investigated the use of electrocardiogram (EKG) transmission over telephone lines.

In the 1920s, ship radios were used to link physicians with sailors to assist during medical emergencies at sea.

In 1955, the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute was one of the first facilities to use closed-circuit television for healthcare purposes.

In the 1970s, paramedics in remote Alaskan and Canadian villages were able to perform lifesaving techniques while linked with hospitals in distant towns via satellite.

Today, telemedicine is beginning to exponentially mature with progressive advances in technology.

The use of telemedicine is generally considered positive for both patients and the economy.

Through remote heath monitoring, telemedicine may allow countless numbers of people to avoid nursing homes and hospitals, allowing them to remain productive, stay home longer, and consequently incur less health care costs.

The economy also benefits from the diminished need to transport patients to other facilities when a health care specialist is needed.


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TAKING CARE OF "BIG" LEROY

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This holiday season was very interesting for me and my family.   We have all begun to realize that the man who we all considered invincible is finally slowing down.  My father, Leroy Jones, Sr. or "Big" Leroy is dealing with the health issues of getting older. 

 

Making sure that he is both healthy and comfortable is very important.  I am thankful that we live in a world that is beginning to use technology to address some of these issues.  So get ready to explore the world of Telemedicine and what it means for me and my family and you too.

 

I will be reaching out to folks and looking for your feedback and experiences as many of us begin dealing with this issue of the heart.



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TAKING CARE OF "BIG" LEROY

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This holiday season was very interesting for me and my family.   We have all begun to realize that the man who we all considered invincible is finally slowing down.  My father, Leroy Jones, Sr. or "Big" Leroy is dealing with the health issues of getting older. 

 

Making sure that he is both healthy and comfortable is very important.  I am thankful that we live in a world that is beginning to use technology to address some of these issues.  So get ready to explore the world of Telemedicine and what it means for me and my family and you too.

 

I will be reaching out to folks and looking for your feedback and experiences as many of us begin dealing with this issue of the heart.



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TECH TERMS - PIXEL

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What is a Pixel?

Definition: Short for Picture Element. It is the smallest discrete unit of a computer or TV tube that can be assigned a specific color, the "dots" that make up TV and computer screen pictures.



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TECH TERMS - PIXEL

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What is a Pixel?

Definition: Short for Picture Element. It is the smallest discrete unit of a computer or TV tube that can be assigned a specific color, the "dots" that make up TV and computer screen pictures.



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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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January 1, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Wishing you and yours a safe and prosperous New Year!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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January 1, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Wishing you and yours a safe and prosperous New Year!


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