New information technologies to tackle isolation on campus

Integrating new location-aware computer networks with old-fashioned human networks, researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have developed an innovative solution to the problem of isolation that faces women in the academic science and engineering workforce.

Healthcare :: Intermountain Healthcare and GE Healthcare Form Alliance for Clinical Content Development

GE Healthcare, a division of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) today announced that it has expanded its alliance with Intermountain Healthcare to include the development of standardized terminology, clinical knowledge management technology and clinical process content as part of their multi-year project for the development of an ?enterprise clinical information system? built on GE?s Centricity? Enterprise Solution. Together, GE Healthcare and Intermountain are working to help enhance patient care by accelerating the adoption of electronic health records and the use of evidence-based medicine and other forms of best practice among health systems in the United States.

New McKesson Automation Technology Makes Hospital Pharmacy Shelves ‘Smart’

McKesson, the world’s largest healthcare services, automation and information technology company, today announced the general availability of the IntelliShelf-Rx? system for hospital pharmacies. Powered by the same advanced workflow software found in McKesson?s market-leading ROBOT-Rx?, IntelliShelf-Rx is equipped with radio frequency identification (RFID) and bar-coding technologies to that enable hospitals to automate existing medication dispensing processes without reengineering the entire pharmacy. The highly scalable solution is yet another advanced automation offering from McKesson designed to reduce medication dispensing errors, simplify manual tasks, and automate inventory control and management.

Health :: IT can boost disease-data exchanges

The Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau should make more use of information technology to speed up the exchange of data regarding pandemics, says Secretary for Health, Welfare & Food Dr York Chow.

Eyes :: Visual impairment fund seeks applications

The Social Welfare Department is seeking applications for funding to acquire advanced Chinese screen readers and Braille displays to help people with visual impairment access information technology and meet their study or employment needs.

Health :: Limited Use of Electronic Medical Records

Less than a third of the nation?s hospital emergency and outpatient departments use electronic medical records, and even fewer doctors? offices do, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).