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  • “Waiting for Godot” or why Apple’s rumoured tablet won’t transform health care today

    In a little over 24 hours, the technology world will be dissecting the announcements made by Apple at its special event. While everyone is expecting a tablet computer that will upend … something, I’ve been trying to hold my expectations in check. In my reading, I was surprised to come across an article titled “The […]

  • Disruptors of the decade – not the time for health care

    A recent blog post by Scott Anthony reported the results of a poll he ran to identify the “disruptors of the decade”. The results weren’t that surprising in terms of naming the companies from the technology and “emerging” categories. What was surprising to me were the companies in the established non high-technology companies category: Wal-Mart, […]

  • The tablet revisited

    Yesterday, I wrote about how Apple may potentially release a tablet with a few solutions for the health care market in mind. This blog post explores some possible uses for an Apple-based tablet. The author reports: It makes sense for Apple to test the waters in non-consumer markets where tablets have found some purchase in […]

  • Is Apple Inc. making its first foray into the health care space?

    An interesting piece about Apple Inc. purportedly visiting Cedars-Sinai Hospital in California to gauge the interesting and application of tablet computers within health care settings. If true, then this would indicate the first (to the best of my knowledge) company sponsored move toward health care solutions for the company. Apple has traditionally focused on the […]

  • Another experience at the ER

    Unfortunately, I had another experience with the health care system recently – well, not me, specifically, but my dad. He was taken to the ER and so I spent a few hours waiting with him. The interesting thing was to see Credit Valley Hospital’s new ER. As always, they had the mobile computer stations, but […]

  • WHO definition of health

    For your information: a link to the WHO definition of health. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Reference info: Preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization as adopted by the International Health Conference, New York, 19-22 June, 1946; signed […]

  • When ehealth is not ehealth

    Now that I’ve had a few weeks under my belt in my ‘industry role’, I’ve been able to do some more thinking about my previous post.  Here are some of my thoughts: ehealth is NOT ehealth:  Industry and government operate using a completely different definition of ehealth than what was used in the academic circles […]