Archive for April, 2005
The latest issue of Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox column discusses the usability of automated hospital systems.
A new tool from the Department of Health and Human Services, Hospital Compare allows users to compare how well hospitals provide care for a variety of medical conditions.
Searching can be done by geographic place or hospital name.
The Creighton University Medical Center Clinic Pharmacy is addressing language and literacy barriers by offering pharmacy patients “Rex-The Talking Bottle” for their prescriptions. The talking prescription bottles from Wizzard Software and MedivoxRx Technologies, represent the next generation in technology for pharmacy patient care. With Rex – The Talking Bottle, the pharmacist verbally identifies bottle contents and proper dosage information into a recorder, which can be played back by patients.
BioMed Central has begun a directory of online biomedical databases. From the site:
“We are maintaining a catalog of the numerous databases that are available online. So far, we have more than 1100 sites listed covering a wide range of biomedical topics from Alzheimer disease to zebrafish anatomy. Some of the databases contain experimental data; others provide synopses of published information. Most of the databases are freely accessible and should be of interest to researchers, teachers and students. Use the links in the menu on the left to read more about the catalog and to start exploring it.”
Also, a new biology image library is coming soon: http://images.biomedcentral.com/
Cites & Insights 5:6 (April 2005) is now available.
Some of the topics covered:
- Net media Perspective: Google and Gorman: More thoughts on Google Print, and a retrospective on the recent unpleasantness
- Trends & Quick Takes: four trends, eight quick takes