“The Dr.’s Tablet Will See You Now”

“The Dr.’s Tablet Will See You Now” Health care is as much about Information Management as it is about patient diagnostics. Whenever a patient interacts with a health care professional, there is a record made of the encounter. This benefits the patient, because his course of treatment is tracked and monitored, helping to ensure that no steps are missed or forgotten. The same benefit reaches to the Health Care professional as well, enabling them to…

Health Care Moving To The Cloud

Health Care Moving To The Cloud Modern Health Care is an exercise in information management as much as it is patient care. We can see this with a visit to the Administrative section of any modern hospital. The first thing we will see is a huge bank of filing cabinets containing patient records. Ideally, each folder will represent an individual patient, and each treatment and interaction between the patient, his doctor, and the hospital staff…

Death, Taxes, And The Cloud

Death, Taxes, And The Cloud There are a few inevitabilities left in the universe. They are not always pleasant, but they are a fact of life, and although we may be able to point to exceptions, the exceptions serve to solidify the truth of the inevitability. The most important seem to be death and taxes, and because this is a Technology related information site, we will add Moore’s Law; basically that computing power will double…

The Cloud Is Raining Smart Phones

The Cloud Is Raining Smart Phones I resisted getting my first cell phone for as long as I could, but finally broke down and got one for use while driving- at the time I was living and working in the Seattle area and my family was a six hour drive away in Eastern Oregon. When you are pulling that kind of mileage two or three times a month, you learn that pulling over to find…

Cloud Computing And Thin Clients

Cloud Computing and Thin Clients When I began looking at thin client applications, I was pretty darned sure that the weight loss industry had come up with yet another way to separate overweight people from their money. Introducing Thin Technology Thin clients have been around for as long as there have been computers tied together in networks. The concept is pretty simple; individual users do not need full access to a computer to do their…

Information Collection: Business Builds Big Data

Information Collection: Business Builds Big Data In the beginning there was the electronic computer. It was a tool for defending freedom, useful to use in breaking enemy communications codes and crunching equations for the Manhattan Project. Eventually it became the plaything of hobbyists and garage experimenters. In their garages, they eventually cobbled together machines that were useful and practical for real people. These earliest personal computers were essentially toys until the first “killer apps” were…

What Size Is The Box We Carry Big Data In?

What Size Is The Box We Carry Big Data In? In the world of Off Road Driving we can tell how a driver achieves his goal by looking at the size of his vehicle. A rig based on the military HMMV (Hummer) or a Ford F-350 pick-up will be huge, and will carry its driver over the course, no matter the obstacles, using sheer power. If an old flat-fender jeep is the base vehicle it…