Monthly Archives: September 2010

Cool Technology for Pharmacy – The Pill Timer

I came across a Tweet mentioning The Pill Timer from Med Time Technology, Inc quite a while back. I would like to give credit to the person that brought it to my attention, but several thousand Tweets have zoomed past my eyes since then. My plan was to purchase one, as they’re only $4.95, and play […]

Standardized Numerical Identifiers (SNIs), say what?

A couple of weeks ago a friend and colleague shot me an email asking me if I’d heard about the new “pedigree stuff on barcoding”. I consider myself pretty well informed for the most part, but I had no idea what she was talking about. Upon further inquiry she sent me a PDF document titled […]

A new laptop plus the cloud equals bliss

I recently started using a new Dell Latitude e6510 for all my computing needs. It’s a significant upgrade from my old Dell Latitude 520 laptop, which was showing its age. The new e6510 has an Intel Core-i7 processor, a backlit keyboard, 128 GB solid state hard drive, 4GB of RAM, a beautiful 15.6” wide screen […]

Top blog posts and searches from last week (38)

I always find it interesting to see what brings people to my website and what they decided to read once they get here. Most read posts over the past 7 days: Laser etched bar-code may help curb counterfeit drugs, among other uses Automated unit-dose packagers for acute care pharmacy Cool Technology for Pharmacy (June 18,2009 […]

Beyond the idea of a medical-alert bracelet with the use of text messaging

I stumbled across an article in The Wall Street Journal that discusses the use of advancing technologies to improve first responder access to important patient information. Anyone that has a severe allergy or that requires special treatment for a rare or life threatening medical condition is probably aware of medical alert bracelets. Order forms for […]

Cool Technology for Pharmacy – CareSpeak

Texting is a popular method of communication for nearly all walks of life nowadays. I fought the texting bug for a long time until I finally discovered that it was a quick and easy way to communicate with my wife and daughters throughout the day. It was only a matter of time before texting made […]

Conference note taking with a tablet PC

I took a trip to San Diego last Friday to visit with some colleagues. During one interesting conversation the subject of me using a tablet PC in place of almost any other type of computer came up. One of the things that has drawn me to tablet PCs is their functionality. They offer nearly everything […]

Top blog posts and searches from last week (37)

Top blog posts and searches from last week (37) I always find it interesting to see what brings people to my website and what they decided to read once they get here. Most read posts over the past 7 days: Best iPhone / iPod Touch Applications for Pharmacists Automated unit-dose packagers for acute care pharmacy […]

Siemens West Coast User Group Meeting

I spent all day Thursday at San Francisco General Hospital (SF General) attending the annual Siemens West Coast User Group Meeting. The meetings are generally low key with a couple of formal presentations from Siemens customers located on the west coast, updates on upcoming releases of Siemens Pharmacy and BCMA system (MAK) and of course […]

Dell Streak to be integrated into healthcare solutions, Yippee!

Dell announced today that it is going to integrate its Android-based mobile device, the Streak, into its healthcare solutions. The idea of a company the size of Dell working on something like this is truly exciting as it brings credibility to the Android platform in healthcare. In addition, you know the project is going to […]