Viewing DICOM (Medical) CDs on Windows 7

Some MRI & CT CDs don’t work on Win7 64-bit. Here are workarounds and a (short) list of alternative packages. […]

Information Design and Graphics

While unrelated to most of the content of this site, I’d like to call your attention to David McCandless’ blog Information Is Beautiful (about graphics and data visualization) and in particular to a very nice piece on What Makes Good Information Design? – in particular the key dimensions of Interestingness, Integrity, Function and Form. […]

Article on Open Source vs. Proprietary EMRs and Stimulus

The July issue of Washington Monthly has an interesting article on the relative merits of open source (specifically VistA) electronic medical records and proprietary / closed-source systems (including mentions of Cerner and Epic Systems). It covers some of the advantages of having a good EMR system in place, particularly for hospitals and hospital networks.