VA, DoD moving toward SOA as iEHR takes shape

The Scan Man sees the move towards standards that will be immediately utilized in a significant manner as a big leap forward for integrated health records.  There are many issues yet to be solved, however their is no way to deny that these integrated health records will improve patient outcomes.  From the pages of Goverment Health IT:

Military badgesALEXANDRIA, VA – The Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments are much more alike in the healthcare services they deliver than they are different. That is critical as they build the components of their integrated electronic health record (iEHR), which will be based on common services applications instead of a large proprietary technology system, said Mark Goodge, chief technology officer of the Military Health System. Continue reading

The iPad saves lives from above

The Scan Man is friendly with a Virginia Air Rescue helicopter pilot, and yesterday we were comparing iPad apps.  I did not realize that rescue pilots have already ditched the paper charts in favor of the iPad for quicker, more accurate response to emergency.  Here’s a couple of interesting apps:

Flight Guide iEFB

Flight Guide iEFB

Airguide Publications is proud to offer a powerful application for Apple’s revolutionary iPad—Flight Guide iEFB. Special Data Plans are available for both VFR & IFR pilots. Continue reading

Email slips as ediscovery target says Symantec

When the Scan Man works with local eDiscovery firms on legal cases, I think it is unusual to find the really good stuff in the email, however the email often points to a document with the goods.  Read this interesting article from the pages of Image & Data Manager:

ediscoveryWhat is the first that your opposing party will target in an ediscovery request? If you answered email, that is wrong according respondents to to a new survey from Symantec who selected files and documents (67 percent), and database or application data (61 percent) ahead of email (58 percent). Continue reading