The folks at MedGadget asked for Medical Blog Awards nominations and about 6 different readers nominated this blog for an award. I’m flattered, and I thank all of you who thought about me :-).
It is very common for networked medical applications that need to work consistently even when momentarily disconnected. I ran across an interesting technology at IBM called FluidSync. It seems to be helpful in those situations when a user needs to use an application across several… Read More
I spoke with the BizDev manager of Fortis TCS today. They are an interesting company that focuses on the tax side of technology. That is, if you spend money on R&D and would like to get tax credits (refunds of what you’ve already paid in… Read More
HISTalk mentioned a recent Cerner vs. Epic discussion on their forum. It’s a wonderful example of what an end-user or customer view of a product comparison should look like. I like the idea of forums to ask questions publicly (I get emails asking questions often… Read More
A reader sent in an email asking “Is there an online health record that is open source or one that I can private label?” The answer is generally yes. Here are just some of the options for open source health records management: OpenEMR ClearHealth MirrorMed… Read More
Over at Microsoft, reports HealthBlog, they are using their tried and true “eat your own dogfood” approach to open the lines of communication between docs and patients by getting their own employees to be the early users of the system. Dr. Crounse writes: …we learned… Read More
Peter Coffee, one of my favorite writers because he actually knows what he’s talking about, wrote a column entitled A Healthy IT Outlook in which he opines that the medical sector holds the key to innovation and growth. Specifically, he says: Health care technology and… Read More
Healthcare Informatics has a good article on Healthcare Customer Service using kiosks, portals, and bedside carts. The move towards treating the patient as a true customer which has to be won over and catered is requiring new techniques and technologies; the old model of a… Read More
Medgadget just announced the call for nominations for The 2005 Medical Weblog Awards.
It’s time to add a new acronym to the long list of medical records-related acronyms: the DHR. The disaster-time health record is similar to a personal health record (PHR) except it’s meant to maintain an electronic record that is concise and simple enough to be… Read More