Anyone that knows me personally or has read this site must realize that I like technology and think that the cloud is the future for a great many things. While I donâ€™t necessarily think the cloud is ready for primetime for everyone, I believe that we have yet to realize the full power of moving away from the desktop storage model.
Google recently unveiled the availability of its Chromebook, a laptop â€œoptimized for the webâ€. I havenâ€™t had an opportunity to see one in person, but I have every intention to purchase one of these machines and give the concept a shot. Based on internet chatter it may be easier said than done as I believe the Chromebook will be a hot commodity when it becomes available.
As usual there were a lot of things that happened over the past week, and not all of it was related to pharmacy automation and technology. Here are some of the things I found interesting.
Continue reading â€œWhatâ€™d I miss?â€ â€“ Week of January 30, 2011
Medgadget: â€œYet on the whole, playing with the CR-48 is like peeking into the future – the far, far away future. And though it’s hard to fill in all the details now, there’s a lot of potential for Chrome OS in the world of medicine.â€ â€“ The author does a great job of covering why the Chrome OS, and a CR-48 like device, would be good for healthcare. Reasons include disposability in which â€œthe ultimate machine for the medical world is the one in which the doctor, nurse, patient, etc, cares the least about if it’s dropped, lost, or brokenâ€; interchangeability by allowing any user to simply log into any CR-48 and have their information instantly available; security; and hardware customizability. Itâ€™s a refreshing change to see someone thinking outside the box when it comes to computing in healthcare.
Continue reading Chrome OS for healthcare? At least someone thinks so