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Gary Baldwin, Technology Editor

If nothing else, last week's Healthcare Facilities Symposium speaks to the breadth of the industry. This event, which assembles speakers from the design, construction and operations side of the industry, has one of the more diverse vendor halls you will see. Lots of nuts and bolts stuff here, including flooring, paneling, lighting, furniture, sinks, and signage. A central theme is how the modern hospital looks very little like its predecessors. So little that some of them might be confused for a resort or hotel. [Read More]
Gary Baldwin
October 9, 2007
Editor's Picks
For these start-ups, patients are a virtue
In an effort to connect patients and help them navigate the growing amount of online medical information, healthcare startups are modeling themselves after YouTube and social networking sites such as MySpace. These start-ups remind me of the rash of online companies that appeared during the dot-com boom. The question then, and now, remains the same: What is the business model? [Read More]

Hospitals add remote monitoring services to improve ICUs
Some community hospitals are turning to eICUs as they try to provide the highest level of care. The eICUs combine physicians and advanced technology to treat patients via a camera and computer. We covered this technology in depth back in May. [Read More]

Cleveland Clinic unveils top medical innovations
As part of an annual innovation summit at the facility, Cleveland Clinic doctors have pared down a list of about 100 medical innovations to what they believe will be the most important in the coming year. This year's list is topped out by robotic catheter technology. The "top 10" could easily serve as an editorial calendar, so I will be on the lookout for practical applications in the months ahead. [Read More]

Program melds biology, technology
Arizona State University launches a new academic program, reports the Arizona Republic out of Phoenix. [Read More]
Tech Headlines
Study finds benefits with drug-coated stents
HealthDay/Washington Post - October 9, 2007

Women drive online health traffic, but use varies
Washington Post - October 9, 2007

Hospitals spruce up designs to help patients, families
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - October 9, 2007

Funding, security keys to Indiana health records system
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly - October 9, 2007
Events & Product News
Denver Health expands RFID to 1.5 million square feet

Misys debuts new version of homecare software

Pennsylvania Hospital selects eWebHealth
Sponsored Headlines From AT&T
Transition to Digital: More and more hospitals are going paperless.

RHIO: Electronic health records could save as much as $78 billion.

Improving the View: New videoconferencing technologies will benefit the enterprise.

RFID: Business Revolution: Advancements in RFID are causing big changes.

AHA Endorses AT&T: Hospitals need secure, digital databases--AT&T can help.
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