Archive for the ‘User Interface’ Category

Intel takes steps to improve patient health by gaining FDA approval for the “Intel Health Guide”, an 8 lb. unit that operates as a personal health management system at home and runs the equivalent of portal software to access various functions. Patients interface with the unit via a touch screen interface. Its goal is to […]

So I jumped the gun and downloaded the iPhone restore firmware (iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw) from Apple and upgraded my phone using a Windows XP desktop I have in my home office.   Here are the steps I took to install the firmware and configure Exchange to work with my hosting provider Sherweb. How to upgrade to the 2.0 […]

Having just sent my Macbook off for repair this past Sunday …l was left in a quandry as I had a very important meeting with the CIO of a Academic Medical Center on the east coast.  My data was tucked safely away on my network drive however the only laptop I had was one running […]

On the eve of what is anticipated to be another triumph for Apple I show you that there are some roads Apple would prefer not to venture down again. So here, for your edification, are some of Apple’s more memorable failures. At least they learned from them… read more

Apple is very innovative with the iPhone but that gap won’t last long with features like this taking hold in mobile devices and an army of open source developers providing the catalyst for new and interesting features.

Programming Itch

26, May 2008

I’ve got the programming itch again… For years I’ve done development on and off mostly for personal use. I created my first official application for an academic medical center in Houston a couple of years ago. It cleaned up a pharmacy database inside the EMR and updated the entries with a third party catalog of […]

I’m starting to sound like a real fanboy but I keep coming across these great sites for the iPhone.  Google is not the first name that comes to mind when I think good design.  Matter-of-fact it is probably one of the last but they have made great strides in making some very friendly interfaces for […]

Apple’s iPhone certainly has one of the best mobile web browsing experience on the market today.  What does having a mobile version of Safari in your pocket mean to web developers?  Despite Apple’s best efforts in providing an uncompromising solution for mobile web browsing it means having yet another development platform to deal with.   Much […]

What makes a patient portal successful? Is it really worth the time and effort involved in integrating multiple systems into one cohesive view? Should you allow patients to view their medical records online? Will patients sign-up and use such features? Is the workflow change for my staff worth the effort? These are common questions I […]

Like most people who have used computers in the past 15 years I am very familiar with Microsoft’s products. Office 2007, which was made available to the general public on January 30, 2007 had some profound user interface enhancements; many of which I like. The ribbon interface is one of the more innovative features to […]


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