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Thursday, October 07, 2004

Px: IT Slowly but surely, health-oriented

Px: IT Slowly but surely, health-oriented: "In a busy section of the Ottawa Hospital, nurses and doctors are studying patients' information, comparing lab results, talking a mile a minute, monitoring several situations at once. This is how hospitals have always been: controlled chaos.
But something has changed.
Instead of bending over clipboards and light tables, the medical staff are logging into patient records and image databases on flat-screen monitors. Instead of intercom paging, some staff carry special wireless phones. Rolling carts carry wireless computer stations."


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