HealthLeaders Media IT - April 17, 2007 | School of Hard Knocks
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School of Hard Knocks
Gary Baldwin, Technology Editor

A few years ago, while recovering from surgery, Kelley Oliphint saw the light--if not the stars--about how technology can best serve patients. Navigating his small hospital room, Oliphint banged his head on the protruding television monitor. Oliphint promptly put the lesson learned to work at St. Mark's Medical Center, a 49-staffed-bed facility in LaGrange, TX, where he serves as president and chief executive officer. [Read More]
Gary Baldwin
April 17, 2007
Editor's Picks
Web-linked pillbox reminds patients to take meds
Patient-centric technology like this can only grow. File this story from The Tennessean under "telemedicine." [Read More]

Redirecting healthcare
Congressman Porter (R-NV) opines in the Washington Times on the value of EMRs, telling why Congress needs to understand their significance. Unanswered question: Where will any money come from? [Read More]

Communication is key to care
Interactive voice badges give clinicians at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children the ability to enhance communication while lowering the noise-level for patients. [Read More]

Hospital worker loses false arrest suit in medical privacy case
Confusion over the intent of HIPAA is at the heart of this Associated Press story. Can you imagine that? [Read More]

Kiosks facilitate triage of emergency room patients
A while back, I wrote about patient self-service technology. This article describes a similar technology in use at a Canadian hospital. [Read More]
Tech Headlines
Hawaii offers comparative data
Pacific Business News - Apr. 17, 2007

'Smart card' report details healthcare privacy benefits
Smart Card Alliance - Apr. 17, 2007

At Wayne Memorial, RFID pays for itself
RFID Journal, Apr. 17, 2007

The special needs of seniors seeking online health information
Washington Times, Apr. 17, 2007

Digital doctoring: Training is key, says Harvard dean
Boston Globe, Apr. 17, 2007

Hip surgery with a future
New York Times, Apr. 17, 2007
Events & Product News
West Virginia awards IT consulting contract to Oleen

Intermountain Healthcare eyes bar-coded bedside administration

SNM to highlight personalized medicine at 54th annual meeting

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network implements ED system

HIMSS releases IT survey data
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