Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy New Year

And 2010 is starting with a bang, literally and figuratively.

The Haiti earthquake is creating a ripple effect on how people donate to charities as noted in this article on texting for a cause (from www.usatoday.com). Also in Haiti, Partners in Health is proving IT can make healthcare delivery possible, even in remote areas of the country without landlines (from www.healthcareitnews.com)

iPods and iPhones have become commonplace in everyday living, but in hospitals? Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, CA is bringing them to their hospital to end the clutter of multiple pagers and other devices nurses are required to carry. At the University of North Carolina, interpreters are using them as well to get rid of pagers.

Finally, since grad school will be starting again soon, I've been checking out a few things on SNOMED. Want to know more? Check out this page at the National Library of Medicine.

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