Hacking Healthcare

Loominous reading notes from glowinghunch.com 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 … Read moreHacking Healthcare

DICOM data encoding

DICOM is a standing for medical imaging exchanges. 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 and declare what parts of DICOM standard they are compliant to in their individual conformance statement. Therefore it is common that different … Read moreDICOM data encoding

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

Loominous reading notes from glowinghunch.com 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 … Read moreThe Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age