“More than 110 major incidents have been reported by hospitals and GPs over the past four months, Computer Weekly magazine reports today.”
“…Ihis kind of unconscious transmission of tacit knowledge may be a key rationale for the practice of pair programming. Two programmers, working side by side, exchange tacit knowledge by osmosis.”
This does not inspire confidence – porting patient data.
blogging self help.
Out for my daily walk yesterday evening down to the seafront in Strandhill, listening to this episode of Distributing the Future, minding my own business. Car slows, guy pokes his head out and shouts what sounded to me like “I’m looking for a 15 tonne sperm whale called Sam – have you seen him around?“.
Part of this was the fact that I was wearing one of those ridiculous
but necessary luminous Sam Browne belts – semi rural walks in the
twilight, and with no footpaths, is not a safe thing. Anyway, I would
probably guess that wearers of luminous safety products all over the
world are familiar with with such insults.
Imagine then, seeing the news headlines – a whale did actually beach
itself yesterday morning at the mouth of Ballisodare bay. It died last
night – picture below is from the Irish Times this morning.
So back to Distributing the Future – I see Damien Conway was choosing not to drink the Web20 kool-aid at OSCON; this was really funny – would love to see the slides…
Former hospital worker + cousin arrested in florida for using over 1,000 real patients information as the basis for health insurance claims. The threat from within..
The basis for being able rid of multiple Excel & Access applications is to start using online services.
The guys at 37 Signals turn their thoughts to hospital design, where if you are lucky staff are involved in planning and design with the architects. More than just magnolia then?
Goes live in Bon Secours Private hospital in Cork.
Hospitals and secure wi-fi access
Nice to see an article in Information Week on wi-fi rollout in hospital settings. Columbus Regional Healthcare system have gone down the road of allowing hospital workers to use their own devices provided they are first registered with the computer department. Security software is loaded onto the devices which ensures compliance with internal as well as federal security measures such as HIPAA.
With more than 100 access points in patient areas, and dozens more accessible in lounges, conference centres and other office settings, it seems like a terrific model for others to follow. Would be nice to hear of some of the upkeep and maintenance issues associated with it however…