Electronic Vindication

Dilbert by Scott Adams, courtesy www.dilbert.comMy very first blog post as Doctor Dalai went online on 1/29/2005, beginning with a rant about ScImage lifted from one of my early AuntMinnie.com entries. In the subsequent fourteen years, my writing has become slightly more sophisticated (emphasizeslightly), but my basic premise has not wavered: PACS interfaces by and large are not as user-friendly as they could be, in other words, theySUCK. Forgive the epithet, but that is a very accurate statement, and most would agree.Most, but not the vendors. In browsing through my years of navel-gazing, I came across several entries wherein the makers of some of these gawd-awful products pushed back. A2005 message from a long-defunct company called ITL stood out:We appreciated the time, albeit brief, that Dr. Dalai afforded us, and respect his radiology expertise. While we are disappointed and disagree with his conclusions, it underscores the traditional distinction between image management products and information system solutions. Given his experience with, and knowledge of, particular image management/storage systems this is not surprising. While we don ’t question the sincerity of his intentions, it does not provide license for him to make incorrect pronouncements as fact when commenting on RIS/PACS in general, and ITL in particular.One could argue that PACS is in its own way a boutique product; after all, according to theJACR, there are something like 32,000 radiologists in the ...
Source: Dalai's PACS Blog - Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs

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Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
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Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Grief and Loss Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Policy and Advocacy coronavirus COVID-19 Source Type: blogs
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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer feature Londontime Source Type: news
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