Osirix launches radiological image viewer for iPad: Osirix is one of the finest radiological (DICOM) image viewers out there, and best of all it is free and open source. Now you can also enjoy that goodness on your Apple Inc. iPad, with Osirix HD. A (paid) iPhone version has been out for a while, but of course the iPad screen lends itself much better for image viewing than the small iPhone screen. Osirix HD was released just a few days ago as a universal app for iPhone and iPad, and costs $29.99. It can display images from all common imaging modalities, such as ultrasound, CT, MRI or PET scans.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working on a new public health alert system with General Electric Co.’s (NYSE:GE) healthcare business.
The CDC is collaborating with GE Healthcare to test an electronic medical record-based health alert system for doctors, the company said.
Nuance Communications Inc. (NSDQ:NUAN) signed a deal with the nonprofit Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement for the company’s decision support system.
Nuance Communications releases mobile medical search app: Nuance released its Dragon Medical Mobile Search iPhone application today in Apple’s app store. The smartphone app shows medical reference and web-based information simultaneously from a variety search engines, including IMO, Medline, Drugs.mobi, Medscape and Google. The app also uses voice-search functionality, providing doctors with an almost hands-free interface.
Nuance Communications Inc. (NSDQ:NUAN) tapped the former CEO of Siemens Health Services, Janet Dillione, to be executive vice president and general manager of its healthcare business.
The Burlington, Mass.-based speech and imaging software provider is looking to increase its penetration into the healthcare provider market with its clinical documentation offerings. The speech recognition software is designed to transcribe doctors’ oral remarks into medical records. Dillione will report to Nuance chairman and CEO Paul Ricci, according to a press release.