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Falling in the Hospital

Most seniors fear falling more than disease. Hospitals fear falls also. Between 700,000 and 1 million patients fall in hospitals each year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.[i] Most patients who fall are not seriously injured, but the cost of one-third of falls resulting in a serious fall-related injury is more than […]

Community Open Forum: Date Change

If you are in Florida next month, consider dropping in to Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast. Hosted by Bill Tol, Planned Giving Coordinator, the Community Open Forum series offers lectures on a range of topics. I will be there on March 23 to talk about “Healthcare in the Era of the Cloud”. The first 50 attendees to […]

Nurses Trade in Clipboards for iPads

My 4-year-old granddaughter announced recently she plans to be a nurse, like her aunt and grandmom. I wonder if there will be any clipboards in use in healthcare when she starts working. I hope not. Greater Seattle Memorial Hospital announced plans to replace its clipboard nurses with iPAD nurses (see the full story here). Senior-level […]

Health Attitude Meets the Docs

Have questions about the book or what doctors think of our healthcare system? Come to the Danbury Hospital auditorium on Tuesday, May 5, at 6:30 PM. The evening will be part of the monthly meeting of the Danbury Area Computer Society (DACS). After a short presentation about Health Attitude, I will introduce a panel of experts from the […]

A Universally Connected World… everything and everybody (2012)

The MIT Technology Review this week had a nice story about how GE is promoting the idea of an “industrial Internet”. This is a really good idea. A number of us at IBM have been talking about “millions of businesses, billions of people, and trillions of things” connected to the Internet for quite a few […]