Monday, September 29, 2008


The big I is becoming more and more important for patients and healthcare staff. If you want to see a glimpse of the enormity of the discussions on this topic, search Google or your favorite search engine. The results for a recent search I did netted about 300,000 or so articles, from vendors, industry organizations and even ANSI sponsored groups, such as HITSP.

Interoperability of computer systems trickles down from the systems level, into the daily lives of a variety of personnel, including nurses. Most recently, the DOD (US Department of Defense) and VA (Veterans Administration) are working on this very issue to provide seamless healthcare to active military personnel and veterans.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A good iPhone read

If you love your iPhone, but wonder about what they left out, check out this article, Ten Features Still Missing from iPhone at

InformIT is a great information technology resource that delves into security, certification and other business issues related to IT.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Need help? Just talk

That's what many LTC facilities are now doing to manage charting, paging and care plan use. Vocollect Healthcare has a product called AccuNurse which helps staff document and do their jobs more efficiently through voice technology.

If you are an LTC nurse and want to sell this product, they are looking for you, too. (See this job listing.)