Will Electronic Medical Records on Mobile Devices Be Private?

There have been a few recent and public events involving security breaches of electronic medical records (EMR) and other patient data in hospitals. The unfortunate event in Tucson, Arizona where a Congresswoman was shot, led to the firing of three curious clinical...

US Could Save $627 Billion with EMR Adoption

I was happy to find this data regarding the amount of money that can be saved by implementing and using Electronic Medical Records (EMR). The interactive graphics show numerically what we already know; the healthcare industry is extremely inefficient and many...

How Can Healthcare IT Help Lower Concussion Rates?

The NFL season has been over for more than a week now, and I looked back on the stories of the season and one topic seemed to dominate the headlines every Monday morning: concussions. Week after week, more players’ heads absorbed huge hits and the NFL announced...

HIMSS 2011 Observations

Its been exciting keeping up with all the events and exhibits at the HIMSS 2011 Conference in Orlando, FL. I have to say that social media has made it so much easier to keep track of all the innovation in information technology and everything else companies and...

Surgeons Using Video Games for Better Healthcare

I came across an article about some Toronto doctors using the Microsoft Xbox Kinect video game console to manipulate and view images while still at the operating table. Typically, surgeons have to step out of the operating room, scrub out, and view the images outside...