Weekly Wireless Roundup: Japanese doc uses iPad during surgery

June 7, 2010 by MassDevice

A Japanese surgeon uses an iPad to review abdominal CT images during surgery; Dell, Practice Fusion team up on EMR offering; Duke Medical School adopts virtual reality medical simulator; and a "Disney-esque" laparoscopy surgical training game.

Weekly Wireless Roundup: Japanese doc uses iPad during surgery

Japanese doc uses iPad during surgery: A Japanese surgeon at Kobe University used an iPad to review abdominal CT images during surgery. The iPad is carefully wrapped in plastic, yet the touchscreen still seems to respond very well even to gloved fingers.

Dell, Practice Fusion team up on EMR offering: Dell teamed up with Practice Fusion to offer small physician practices packaged electronic medical record systems. Just like ordering any other Dell products, you can easily outfit your office with Dell machines already running Practice Fusion's free and popular EMR package. Our friends at MedGadget have been impressed with Practice Fusion's free offering, which uses an advertising-supported business model, because "it competes handily with the pricey big boys out there," they say.

Duke Medical School adopts virtual reality medical simulator: Duke University School of Medicine is teaming up with Virtual Heroes, a software simulation company out of Raleigh, N.C., to utilize the firm's HumanSim package as a tool for "healthcare team communication training; medical device and pharma product education; patient education; medical recertification; clinical trial education; CME courses; and healthcare quality assurance training."

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