I wrote a while back about the Globus MEDICUS work being done in LA. They've now won an Internet2 IDEA Award. Stephan Erberich, project leader and Director Functional Imaging and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Southern California, writes:
Today we routinely expect information to be available on the Internet, but this is still not the case with medical information. We believe that making it available, in a secure fashion, is crucial: it has the potential to deliver better, more informed care at reduced cost. We believe that our Globus MEDICUS project takes important first steps toward this goal. Our system lets doctors and patients utilize the power of high-speed Internet to easily and securely share information. Much remains to be done, but we are gratified by the benefits that are already apparent.