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Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor

Specialty: Radiology, Diagnostic
Columbia, South Carolina
I am an average Radiologist in an average practice in an average town in the South. When it came time to replace an aging PACS system, I tried my best to learn as much as I could about what's out there, and it has become an obsession ever since. Obviously, I am posting my own personal opinions and... Full Bio
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Phoneblocks...Predicted by Dalai by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Back in the day, I was a Treo fan. In fact, I had probably the first Treo 600 in the state if not the entire Southeast. I spent many an unproductive hour posting on the webs ... Read on »
Fuzzy PACS by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I constantly bemoan the joys of using disks from other sites, even when they actually work. Today, I've had to deal with one that didn't quite function properly, although th ... Read on »
Merge: Ferro Resigns As Pharaoh by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine From this morning's Merge email blast   Michael W. Ferro, Jr. Steps Down as Chairman of Merge Healthcare Dennis Brown Appointed New Chairman CHICAG ... Read on »
Demos Among Friends by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We got word, rather late in the game, that one of our referring clinician groups was thinking of changing their PACS. With a little nosing around, I was able to get myself ... Read on »
QR Me by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine QR codes have been around quite a while. You can read about their history HERE .  The code above is for this site, DoctorDalai.com. Just scan it with your smartphone and ... Read on »
LEAP Into PACS by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine From LeapMotion.com With a wave of a hand or lift of a finger, you’re about to use your computer in a whole new way. The Leap Motion Controller senses ho ... Read on »
A Message To Managers Everywhere, Especially Those In IT by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, penned the following piece over at healthsystemsCIO.com . It should be required reading for everyone who manages anyone, and particularly fo ... Read on »
No More Surges At Merge by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The PACS and HIT business can be volatile, and the nameplates on the corner-offices tend to change fairly rapidly. Merge's most recent Earnings Report and Earnings Call ... Read on »
PACS Memorabilia Contest! by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I'm just back from Canada, having taken Mrs. Dalai on a quick cruise of the St. Lawrence waterway, starting in Montreal, and ending in Boston. There is some truly pi ... Read on »
Bureau-Crazy by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Did you ever wonder why nothing gets done in IT? I happened to be part of an email thread that illustrates the touchy-feely aspects of life in the slow lame...Maybe if we ... Read on »
A View Of The DOMA Decision by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Dalai's Note: A close friend of mine, who happens to be gay and in a committed relationship, sent me this note on the recent Supreme Court decisions. I couldn't have sai ... Read on »
Nuclear Death by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A very sad tale from the Wall Street Journal Equipment Collapses, Killing Patient By TAMER EL-GHOBASHY and CHRISTOPHER WEAVER A patient at a veteran's hospital in the Bro ... Read on »
NEWS FLASH! TeraRecon Drops Taylor! by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Earlier this week, the Board of Directors of TeraRecon has decided to take a new direction, releasing longtime President Robert Taylor, Ph.D., according to several o ... Read on »
THIS Is What Happens When Patients Have Access To Their Reports by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine From Aunt Minnie's European Division : June 5, 2013 -- Earlier this year, two radiologists were physically attacked as they worked in their hospital in Belgium. One o ... Read on »
NEWS FLASH!!!! by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Please stand by for a Doctor Dalai Exclusive!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read on »
"The Patient Wants To Talk To You, Doctor..."A Manifesto About Image Sharing by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There are those who go into radiology because they don't want to have much interaction with patients, and fortunately they are few and far between. Personally, I like to tal ... Read on »
Naughty Curiosity!!! by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It seems that Curiosity, the Mars rover, thought no one was looking, so.... Read on »
Adding A Trackpad, or (Jail)Breaking iBad by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As a reward for surviving his operation in 2010, we gave Dalai, Jr. one of the original iPads. He never really took to it, preferring his laptop instead. Even so, in  those ... Read on »
The Final Four And Other Unfairness by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine While I'm not that much of a sports fan, Mrs. Dalai and I bid successfully on tickets for the Final Four offered by one of our favorite charities, Camperships For Nebagamon ... Read on »