Hacking Healthcare

Reading notes: Chp 1. Introduction “When you’ve seen one medical practice, you’ve seen one medical practice.” Chp 2. An Anatomy of Medical Practice There is an important distinction between inpatient and outpatient terms. Inpatient facilities we define as those that treat patients primarily in 24-hour cycles or fractions therefor. Outpatient facilities we define as treating … Read moreHacking Healthcare

DICOM data encoding

DICOM is a standard for medical imaging exchanges, originally in radiology, but later expanded into other departments where mass imaging data are acquired, such as cardiology. One part of the DICOM standard defines how to lay out the data without providing any official code implementation. It is up to each vendor to implement their application … Read moreDICOM data encoding

The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age

Reading notes: In healthcare, radiology is a successful sub-field that went digital without federal incentives, with a minimum of fuss and bother, and about a decade before the rest of healthcare did. Radiology’s experience over the past 15 years offers a crystal ball for the rest of the healthcare system. The speed with which computerization … Read moreThe Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age