Tag Archives: Techonology

IPad Use In The Kitchen

Technology.  Household items.

Multipurposing an IPad.

So papa, how do you like the iPad we got you?

June 28, 2012

Vintage Electronic Medical Records

The push to make electronic medical records goes back a very long time.  Notice what the speaker of Akron General Hospital in 1966 states as the underlying motivation of working together with the International Business Machines, Corporation (IBM).

the need to eliminate the paperwork, or at least part of the paperwork, which has burdened the nurses and the doctors in hospitals…

As advanced as computers have become today, they have yet to eliminate or reduce the workload of nurse and doctors today.

If anything, they have made it even more voluminous and onerous.  A way to document tidbits to justify reimbursements.  But just as well, building a gold mine of useless information someone can have a field day picking through sometime.  Nurses and doctors are now glorified scribes.

EMR Is Destroying The Nursing Profession.  Great Z’s.

When we implemented our new EMR a few months ago, it brought a dramatic slowdown in admission of patients into our outpatient surgery center.

The EMR was forcing the nurses to ask their patients many nonessential questions that delayed admissions but had no practical implications for the patient’ hospital stay.

As you can imagine, many of the nurses were appalled by the new rules. They had just been demoted to being computer entry clerks. The job of the preop nurses was no longer to evaluate the patient for appropriateness for surgery. Instead they’re supposed to find out if the patient had gone to the bathroom that morning and enter it into the computer. Everything else squandered too much time to be bothered with.

How sad for our nurses and the nursing profession.

An Unforeseen Complication of Electronic Medical Records.  NYT.

But there is often so much information available — some of which requires a direct and immediate response from the physician — that “some doctors liken the presence of EMR to having a 2-year-old in the exam room.”

1961 electronic medical records

 January 7, 2008

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Lizard Tries To Score

Trying to score on a game.  Electronically?  Or are there ant snacks in there somewhere?

A Lizard Playing a Phone Game

March 2, 2012

Dogs Use Doorbell

Dogs can use a doorbell too.  Beats doorman service!

Use a simple hand/paw chime, or let them use the real doorbell.  Doggie doorbell also available ground level.

Daniel ringing TellBells

February 5, 2010

FUNNY DOG RINGING DOORBELL american bulldog

Feb 22, 2011

Lydia rings the doorbell

July 11, 2010

 

Cats Use Doorbell

When waiting for your cat at the door becomes inconvenient.  Train them with a doorbell.  Technology beats a scratched up door or screen.

Cat uses doorbell to get owner to open doors!

October 23, 2011

Kassu the cat rings doorbell when coming home from outdoors 

October 28, 2011

Cell Phone Signal Booster

Calling Mars can be a challenge

But not anymore.


“Can you hear me now?”
Image courtesy of http://www.lolpix.com/pictures/2/Funny_Pictures_1298.htm.

Airplane Recycling

Ever wonder wat happens to airplanes when they die?

They just don’t go to the graveyard.  They get stripped and  recycled.

How Do They Do It? – Airplane Recycling

August 15, 2009

Making Toothpicks From Start To Finish

Interesting.  How toothpicks are made.  Lots more to it that just whittling down some wood.  Skip the intro and start watching at 1:34.  Interesting. 

From Discovery.

How It’s Made: Toothpicks

 January 18, 2009

Owl Coming In For A Landing

Amazing the world technology has brought us.  An owl capturen in slow motion.

Beware the talons!

Eagle owl in flight high speed camera AMAZING slow motion camera

Novemebr 24, 2009

Watch The Hard Drive Go For A Spin

Ever wonder how the brain inside the computer actually works?

Check out a hard drive demo. 

Computer hard-drive seeking demonstration

June 1, 2007