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Software for the Healthcare industry has long been clunky, hard to use and in some cases hard on the eyes. Digital Physician EHR is the answer to the question “If i can access my bank account online, video conference with people around the world online, and even use DMV services online from anywhere, why can’t i do the same with my Medical Practice?”
ok maybe that question was just made up, but you get the point. It is time that Doctors attain a more flexible schedule, reduce costs, and gain insight on how they’re practice is doing.
With work-flows developed over the last 5 years, Digital Physician is easily adopted by Physicians and they’re staff. Our team has focused on performance, usability, and accessibility. No longer are you forced into adopting awkward software that has limitations. No more implementing one product to handle scheduling, another product to allow charting and yet another for document management. Digital Physician EHR is a complete package that provides these features and more. The easiest way for me to describe the product is to use the analogy of a Caddie. Sounds odd at first, but let me explain.
According to Wikipedia, In golf, a caddy (or caddie) is the person who carries a player’s bag and clubs, and gives insightful advice. A good caddy is aware of the challenges and obstacles of the golf course being played, along with the best strategy in playing it. This includes knowing overall yardage, pin placements and club selection.
So with that analogy in your mind, The product gives helpful advice, keeps you on schedule, and makes you aware of obstacles ahead. I would love to personally arrange a product briefing to show where we are, and where we are going. Providers who join during the introductory period will have a chance to shape the future of the product in a very direct way. We call this our “Founders Club”.
To find out more info, please stop by our launch page http://www.digitalphysician.com and enter your email address. We will contact you directly to answer any questions you have and setup a product briefing.
Check out our You Tube channel for more information http://youtu.be/-2Cd88GeHgA
Just read this article this am, It looks like Apple is attempting to compete with microsoft, by forming a division that sells directly to corporate customers. I know a company that already does this, Curtis Ziak http://www.linkedin.com/pub/curtis-z/5/166/768 .
When i was supporting Electric Visual, a purveyor of Sunglass and snowboarding goggles, i met Curtis as he deployed Apple systems for the art department and some of the owners. The personal touch and advice he gave, along with the technical support (he supported mixed pc and apple environments) he provided was something i do not believe apple will be providing. I believe there must be people like Curtis all over the country, and i would not want apple competing with them directly. Apple should create a business opportunity for true believers like travis and have them act as the Corporate equivient of the “Genius tech’s” in the apple store. Here is the excerpt from the article:
Microsoft’s corporate Windows business is losing ground to Apple.
Apple is hiring sales executives across the U.S. to get more of its products into Fortune 1000 companies.
Microsoft has traditionally dominated the corporate workplace and more than 85% of corporate computers still run some version of Windows software. But products based on Apple iOS operating system — including Macintosh computers, iPads and iPhones — are increasing in demand.
Apple declined to comment on its hiring moves. But Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillett said a rash of recent want-ads by Apple is “strong evidence that Apple is responding to the demands of companies for a direct, formal relationship” with the company rather than buying products from the Apple Store.
Feel free to comment and add your two cents
Read the full article over at Scientific American here: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=genetically-engineered-stomach-microbe-turns-seaweed-into-ethanol&page=2
A genetically modified strain of common gut bacteria may lead to a new technology for making biofuels that does not compete with food crops for arable acreage.
Researchers at Bio Architecture Lab, Inc., (BAL) and the University of Washington in Seattle have now taken the first step to exploit the natural advantages of seaweed. They have built a microbe capable of digesting it and converting it into ethanol or other fuels or chemicals. Synthetic biologist Yasuo Yoshikuni, a co-founder of BAL, and his colleagues took Escherichia coli, a gut bacterium most famous as a food contaminant, and made some genetic modifications that give it the ability to turn the sugars in an edible kelp called kombu into fuel. They report their findings in the January 20 issue of the journal Science.
The microbe could turn out to be useful for making molecules other than ethanol, such as isobutanol or even the precursors of plastics, Yoshikuni says. “Consider the microbe as the chassis with engineered functional modules,” or pathways to produce a specific molecule, Yoshikuni says. “If we integrate other pathways instead of the ethanol pathway, this microbe can be a platform for converting sugar into a variety of molecules.”
The fact that such a one-stop industrial microbe can turn seaweed into a variety of molecules has attracted the attention of outfits such as the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy, or ARPA–e, which has funded BAL work with DuPont to produce other molecules from such engineered microbes. “Because seaweed grows naturally in the ocean, it uses the two thirds of the planet that we don’t use for agriculture,” ARPA–e program director Jonathan Burbaum wrote in an e-mail. “ARPA–e is directing a small portion of the remaining funding toward an aquafarm experiment to measure area productivity and harvest efficiency.”
I think this is a brilliant idea. Even though i am more of a Diesel fanatic, i think that biofuel for Gasoline powered vehicles would hold promise if we found a way to make it from non foodstock items like Seeweed/Kelp. This would allow use of a resource that rots on beaches and is readily available. Read the publication in the Journal of Science here: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6066/308.abstract
It looks like this is a new extension on social search, alot of people are up in arms, i have not formed an opinion yet, however it looks cool at this point
see the page on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google%2B
Further design developments related to Google+ occurred in January 2012. On January 10, Google released “Search plus Your World”, which inserts content shared on Google+ profiles and brand pages under Web Search results. The feature, which is opt-in, was received with controversy over the emphasis of Google+ profiles over other social networking services’ user profiles (i.e., Facebook and Twitter). The feature builds upon the earlier “Social Search” feature which indexes content shared or published by authors; “Social Search”, however, relied partly upon returns from non-Google services, such as Twitter and Flickr.
According to an article on Information Week
New agreement means Redmond now gets revenue from 70% of all Google-based smartphones sold in the U.S.
Microsoft is making some smart moves in the mobile space and i would really like to see how much revenue they get from Android and Apple.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
Microsoft said Thursday that it has reached a deal with LG under which the South Korean electronics manufacturer will pay license fees in exchange for Microsoft’s pledge not to sue it for using Google’s Android and Chrome OS software in its products.
Financial details of the agreement were not revealed. Microsoft has long maintained that certain components of Android and Chrome OS violate its patents, and has struck licensing deals with numerous vendors that use the Google mobile and desktop software in their gadgets.
“We are pleased to have built upon our longstanding relationship with LG to reach a mutually beneficial agreement,” said Microsoft deputy general counsel Horacio Gutierrez, in a statement.
Microsoft said the deal with LG means that 70% of Android-based smartphones sold in the U.S. are now covered by its licensing program. “We are proud of the continued success of our program in resolving the IP issues surrounding Android and Chrome OS,” said Gutierrez.
Microsoft launched its IP licensing program in 2003, and to date has struck more than 1,100 deals. Other companies that are paying Microsoft for the right to use Android or Chrome in their products without fear of a lawsuit from Redmond include HTC, Samsung, and Acer.
Read this article to get a quick idea about the possibilities and see the video they posted.
sorry it took me so long to post more about this. i have been a little taxed for time lately, my apologies.
i read an article that expanded a bit more on this over on the BYTE blog on information week. http://www.informationweek.com/byte/reviews/personal-tech/peripherals/231300111
Here is a link to the company whose technology was shown: http://www.tobii.com/
apparently you can see this at 2012 CES January 10 – 13. if you are there, please let me know what you think.
and this link is for the reader who contacted me on skype to ask more about the product:
when i have some time, i may contact the company to see what applications it has for Healthcare IT.
About Tobii Technology
Tobii Technology is the world leader in eye tracking and eye control technology, which makes it possible for computers to know exactly where users are looking. Implemented in comprehensive solutions for research and communication, Tobii’s leading eye tracking technology has already transformed research in many fields and has enabled communication for thousands of people with special needs. Tobii delivers market-leading eye tracking technology and OEM components to applications such as computers, gaming and vehicle safety systems. Founded in 2001, Tobii continues to achieve rapid annual growth and receive awards and recognition for its accomplishments. Based in Sweden, Tobii has a global presence, with offices in the U.S., China, Germany, Japan and Norway, as well as a worldwide network of resellers and partners.
I received this in an email on the 29th of December: http://app.en25.com/e/es.aspx?s=2580&e=21873&elq=632ae2cdc0414364b170127ab46617ec
in case the link is broken, here is the text:
ALERT: Microsoft Releases Patch for HashDos Vulnerability
December 29, 2011
Happy almost New Year! In response to some recent developments around a known vulnerability targeting .NET, Microsoft made the bold decision to issue an out-of-band patch to address the issue. We’ve provided a quick look at the bulletin below. For an in-depth look at the background of this flaw as well as the up to date version of Retina you can use to identify if you have vulnerable systems, you’ll want to check out the eEye Blog. We’ll be providing updates on this development for as long as we need to ensure the security community stays informed.
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-100
Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2638420)
eEye Recommendation: Patch Immediately
Interestingly, this patch covers not only the publicly disclosed “HashDos” vulnerability, but an additional three privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft .NET Framework. They all carry the potential for privilege escalation. As mentioned before, this is the first time in 2011 that Microsoft has released a patch outside of their typical Patch Tuesday release cycle. One could assume that this patch was to be part of an upcoming release cycle, and publicly disclosed attack methods being discussed online in the last few days may have forced their hand.
Stay Up to Date on This Issue
Be sure to check back in at the eEye Blog for new developments around this vulnerability and security bulletin, as well as updated product information on identifying and protecting vulnerable systems.
here are some other links for your reading pleasure:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-100 – Critical
Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2638420)
Deployment guidance for security update 2638420, as described in MS11-100
As a side note, it looks like Microsoft is taking this seriously, we received a call directly from Microsoft to our CIO to let us know of the patches availability. If i were you, i would get it installed. The patches are already in Windows Update, so it is not longer a out of band patch.
It has been awhile since i had a real Vacation. This christmas we are spending time with family in the dallas fort worth area. We drove here straight , only stopping for fuel and food. Total drive time was around 23 hours. It wasnt too hard since we decided to leave early and switch drivers ever fillup. My first night out we ate at Babe’s. if you havent been there, you should try the fried chicken.. Im guessing they use lard instead of oil. It tastes magical.
Since the there are a couple of ipad’s here i have had a chance to play with digital physician and i think the mobile version works pretty seamlessly, the added animations on the apple platform just make the experence seem cooler. I still like my kindle since it is smaller, but the keyboard is more usable. Hopefully the update for the kindle fixes the keyboard.
The kids are having a blast with theyre cousins. I am really glad they have a chance to see them. Hopefully we can visit on a more regular basis.
I am looking forward to going skeet shooting and eating a ton of great food.
ok, my all time favorite car is the 1970′s 240z from Nissan. I found this video tonight where some guy put a mercedes diesel dohc engine (om606) into an old Z. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RghY0For0Q
I also found where an LD28 diesel motor out of a Nissan Maxima was swapped in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=fvwp&v=wLbN45c44Q8
sorry that the last one has bad audio (it bugs me too)