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Some you may have missed – 23 October 2009

An overdue post in our irregular round-ups of health and biomedical informatics news items culled from a range of sources.  (All links are for information only, and do not imply any IMIA endorsement of any item or view expressed).

Automated external defibrillator (AED) and augmented reality – Lucien Engelen from the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands launched AED4EU – users can add places where AEDs are located and the database can be accessed through a new application, AED4EU, on mobile phones (eg Android via Layar reality browser) or on Twitter. 20 October on Berci Mesko’s Scienceroll.

HIMSS Launches HIMSS Facebook Fan Page – The newly launched HIMSS Facebook Fan Page (which will replace the HIMSS Facebook Group) will allow users to get direct news and event updates to their Facebook Walls, as well as other features, including event groups, photos, discussions, links and more. 15 October on HIMSS News.

Trendsmap in Medicine= Google Maps + Twitter TrendsTrendsmap, the combination of Google Maps and Twitter trends, provides possibilities for tracking diseases through an interactive map by using the information uploaded by people from around the world. 04 October on Berci Mesko’s Scienceroll.

EHI celebrates 400th newsletterE-Health Insider has issued the 400th edition of its weekly healthcare IT newsletter; distributed to more than 24,000 people, including policy makers, suppliers, IT teams, clinicians and others with an interest in healthcare IT and the use of information in the (mainly UK) health services. 22 October, from E-Health Insider.

NIH Awards New Grants To Build Capacity In Informatics In Global Health – The Fogarty International Center, part of the National Institutes of Health, announced it will award more than $9.23 million to eight global health informatics programs over the next five years to increase informatics expertise in low- and middle-income countries by training scientists to design information systems and apply computer-supported management and analysis to biomedical research. 16 October on Medical News Today.  Note also the Informatics Training for Global Health (ITGH) website >>>

12 iPhone : EMR , PHR and Patient Trackers applications – A blog post summarising a range of currently available applications. 12 October on Goomedic Informatics Portal.

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