• The opportunities for the Digital Patient

    Many participants in the consultation process are excited about the possible opportunities provided by the Digital Patient initiative, based on their own personal experience. Many of these opportunities are quite novel, and indicate the potential of the Digital Patient on the clinical, research and industrial sectors.
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  • First DISCIPULUS consultation meeting a success

    The first consultation meeting of the project took place in Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona on the 30th of March. The meeting was convened to try to answer the question: “How can specific clinical scenarios be improved using commercially viable Digital Patient Technologies?”
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  • VPH Institute: Call for supporting members

    Each member of the VPH Institute is welcome to express their interest to become supporting member for the YR 2012/2013. The dead-line expires on April 22nd, 2012.
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  • The case for open computer programs

    This paper, recently published in Nature –vol. 482, Feb 23rd, 2012– by Darrel C. Ince, Leslie Hatton & John Graham-Cumming gives voice to a debate that has interested the scientific community for a while: linking data and models to publications. The authors argue that, with some exceptions, anything less than the release of source programs is intolerable for results that depend on computation.
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  • VPH paper in the most downloaded and cited articles of Royal Society

    The Royal Society has recently published the list of the ten most cited paper for its journals, and in the listing of Interface Focus we are happy to see a VPH paper!
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  • HAMAM: successful outcome for project to improve breast cancer diagnosis through integrated clinical workstation

    Wednesday, February 29 saw the official end of the ambitious HAMAM (Highly Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnosis through Integration of Biological Knowledge, Novel Imaging Modalities, and Modelling) project, which has culminated in the successful development of a prototype clinical workstation, combining the various technologies and information required to characterise and classify suspicious breast tissue.
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