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Inspired, And Inspiring, Technology
Gary Baldwin, Technology Editor

During a recent trip to the grocery store near my condo in downtown Chicago, I encountered a man weighing a critical decision--which package of chicken to buy. He figured it out, but had trouble reaching into the refrigerator case, and called out for some help. My fellow shopper, you see, was partially paralyzed. But despite his physical limitations, he was able to navigate the store by himself quite easily in a motorized wheelchair, his shopping basket propped on his lap. [Read More]
Gary Baldwin
September 11, 2007
Editor's Picks
Robotic help at heart of hospital's initiative
Here's a story from my own backyard. The University of Chicago Medical Center has launched a major effort to make robotic bypass surgery more widely available. It has hired the nation's foremost master of robotic bypass surgery. [Read More]

Kolodner says U.S. will reach Pres. Bush's 2014 EHR goal
"We're making good progress and we've aligned our programs to have success in the future," national coordinator for health information technology Robert Kolodner tells Digital HealthCare & Productivity. To paraphrase the old Missouri saw: "Show me the data!" What evidence is there that a majority of Americans will have access to an electronic medical record system within seven years? [Read More]

House and Senate $10 million apart on health IT budget
President Bush's proposed budget for the coming year calls for spending $117.9 million on health IT, up sharply from this year's $61.3 million, reports Government Health IT. However, neither house of congress seems ready to spend that much. The House bill would hold 2008 spending at this year's level, while the Senate Appropriations Committee bill would increase spending. In other words, if the industry is to finance clinical IT, it will have to dig deep into its own pockets. [Read More]

State looks at limiting scanning technology
Privacy experts challenge RFID in California, according to this report from the San Diego Union Tribune. [Read More]

New York City hospitals to make data public
Here's another entry, from the New York Times, in a growing file of hospitals publishing "report cards" on their performance. My only question: Can consumers understand this stuff? [Read More]
Tech Headlines
New study: Drug-coated stents not so bad
AP/Yahoo News - September 11, 2007

Prescription data firm sues over doctor confidentiality laws
AP/Boston Globe - September 11, 2007

Shortage of health-IT workers is limiting progress
Digital HealthCare & Productivity - September 11, 2007

Baltimore hospital's computer, data back
Baltimore Sun - September 11, 2007
Events & Product News
Columbia University Medical Center physicians select Allscripts

Novant Health selects Microsoft

Siemens makes new product introductions
Sponsored Headlines From AT&T
RHIO: Electronic health records could save as much as $78 billion.

Transition to Digital: More and more hospitals are going paperless.

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

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

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