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Today's Debate: Can kiosks save healthcare?

Galvanon's MediKiosk can handle check-in, appointments, consent forms, co-pay collections via credit card, and can even be programmed to help people get to the right room in your hospital.

August 16, 2007 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Singapore innovating in assistive technology

On the surface it's an iPod knock-off, with an FM radio and talking clock. But it also has a scanner and digital recorder. All the buttons are voice-activated, telling you what they do when you press them. It comes with 20 RFID labels which you can program (and re-program) to describe, say, the medicine bottle in a cabinet.

August 16, 2007 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Health care roils search engine rankings

For the online health care revolution to really get going we don't need prototypes, and we don't need search. We need better privacy laws, against Big Brother, Little Brother, and everyone else, a HIPAA for the 21st century.

August 15, 2007 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Today's Debate: Should doctors rent a CIO?

Many medical offices are in a blind spot of the IT market. They're too big for do-it-yourself solutions, but too small to hire a full-time IT professional.One suggestion from John Avellanet, co-founder of compliance experts Cerulean Associates, is to hire a part-time CIO.

August 14, 2007 by Dana Blankenhorn

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