Archive for May, 2008

Health is wealth, goes the old adage and it fits well with any generation. In the recent times we have a lot of engagements that make taking care of ourselves difficult to manage. We take our health for granted. Even when cough and fever catch up on people, they think it is a part and […]

Sometimes you come across a company that doesn’t take the time to understand it’s users fully. I’ll admit not being an MD can make it difficult to understand the details of a doctors day but this article offers an interesting perspective of patient and physician communication and trust. Says Dr. Rifkin, “As a resident, I […]

Travel Assistant

27, May 2008

I’ve been traveling a number of years and the Internet has certainly proven a convenience not only to me but to my employers pocket book as the ability to find specials and better deals have increased tremendously. The only problem is keeping all your travel arragements in order. I’ve come across a site called Tripit […]

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 […]

Thank you!

26, May 2008

As I spend this Memorial day with my family I wanted to thank all the men and women in the armed forces who serve our country so bravely and help protect the freedoms we hold so dear. So to those who are currently serving and those who are no longer with us I say “Thank […]

Microsoft today broke from its tradition of primarily endorsing in-house formats by revealing that it will add support to Office for a number of universal standards outside of its own. Office 2007 Service Pack 2 will support the Open Document Format (ODF) touted by OpenOffice, Sun’s StarOffice, and other third-party tools. read more

Cell phone are increasingly becoming a more integrated part of our daily lives. We use them to stay connected with friends, family, and business associates. The increased use of text messaging has even become an option in many of the requirements I design for our clients patient portals. As we come to absorb more of […]

Worth an estimated $11.6 billion in 2007, the market is forecast to increase to $12.7 billion in 2008, reaching a value over double this amount in the next five years at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.3%. read more

Now a record breaking winner of six coveted Black Pencil awards for excellent design, Apples Senior VP of Industrial Design, Jonathan Ive appears to be a logical successor to Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs’ unique personality and approach is certiainly unique however as we see Bill Gates make his departue it is not unforseeable to think […]

Gen Y is taking over. The generation of young adults that’s compromised of the children of Boomers, Generation Jones, and even some Gen X’ers, is the biggest generation since the Baby Boomers and three times the size of Gen X. read more | digg story