Each day I roll into work ready for another exciting day of pharmacy technology. Iâ€™m usually bright-eyed and ready for a new challenge because Iâ€™ve spent the previous night scouring the web and reading about all the incredible technology being put into place all over the world; tablet pcs, electronic paper and ink, advanced nanoparticles, automated dispensing devices, mobile phones, advances in social networking, and so on ad infinitum. Then there are days like today when I have something land in my lap that just makes me shake my head and wonder if healthcare will ever catch up to the rest of the world.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has created quite a flutter of activity in healthcare during the past several months. I canâ€™t remember a time when something was such a popular topic. Everywhere you look, Twitter, Facebook, personal blogs, professional blogs, and so on are talking about how to demonstrate â€œmeaningful useâ€ and get … Read more
This mornings opening session for Siemens Innovations ’09 was delivered by Janet Dillione, CEO of Health Services Siemens Healthcare. Not surprisingly, the opening speech was focused on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and healthcare reform. Healthcare information technology took center stage from about an hour. Some items of interest to me were: Based … Read more