For the past few weeks, I’ve been working on transferring papers I wrote in college 15+ years ago from my collection of Mac-format backup disks to a modern format that I can use to transmit electronically to apply for graduate school.
The adventure began with a visit to my parents’ basement to rescue my first Mac from a non-life of quiet, damp darkness and being used as a litter box for mice. After some mild cussing and digging through a box of parts, I left my parents’ place armed with the LCII, the monitor that went with it, a chunky 1990s Apple keyboard, two mice (the electronic kind, not the fuzzies that so kindly left their excrement behind) and a Color StyleWriter 4100 with a power brick.
An article on SlashDot today references a study at Harvard that claims that electronic systems in hospitals are not in fact, saving them any money. The post on SlashDot is short and doesn’t really delve into the issues. The actual article that reviews the study in ComputerWorld does however hit the real problem right on the nose: most systems are not designed with health care practitioners in mind.
One of the challenges of working with a pre-purchased template is that it can be a ‘black box’ that a developer knows little to nothing about from a code perspective and this can cause serious development problems for the unwary.
In an August 28th article, eWeek covers some of the recent changes and upcoming challenges facing Google Apps including Google Docs.
One of the most exciting statements from the lead product manager for collaboration states that: “…Google wants to make sure that Apps users can not only pull into Docs and Sites any document created in Office, but that they can also push those documents from Apps back to Office, all without losing formatting fidelity.”
AFHCAN » ATA 2009.
I’m currently enrolled in a Master’s of Health Administration, Informatics program with the University of Phoenix. Our assignment this week was to analyze a trend in healthcare and given my specialization within the degree, I chose telemedicine as my topic.
Through the course of my research for the paper, I found an article referencing AFHCAN and the implementation of mobile telemedicine carts for widespread use in Alaska outside of urban centers. What I found most interesting in this article, was the creativity of the networking solution that was put into place to provide remote locations with large volumes of information, including x-rays and graphics.