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Tuesday, February 24, 2004

The 'Smart' Hospital of the Future
In this article, the San Francisco Chronicle writes that "high-tech systems help improve quality of care" in hospitals. And it takes the El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., as an example.

This hospital is completely wireless and hopes to become soon paperless and even filmless. For instance, its new computerized system to handle medications saves $300,000 a year by avoiding human errors. And when the hospital is rebuilt in 2008 to satisfy new seismic safety requirements, all rooms will have bedside PCs, giving patients access to their records.

This overview gives you more details. It also includes a photo of a medical supply cabinet opened with a biometric thumbprint reading.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 1:20 PM

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