Archive for November, 2007

Boot Camp Treatment for Web Obsession

An article in today’s New York Times describes a boot camp in South Korea to treat compulsive Internet use. While South Korea claims to be the most wired nation on earth, mental health professionals have observed that “legions of obsessed users find that they cannot tear themselves away from their computer screens.” According the the [...]

Technology and Pain

“Computers in the future may weigh less than 1.5 tons.” Popular Mechanics, 1949 A special noteworthy issue of Pain Medicine – October 2007 was devoted to Computer and Information Technology in the Assessment and Management of Patients with Pain. The issue editors describe that the intent of this supplement is to “present informative articles by [...]

Technology for Hospital’s Competitive Advantage

Results of an October survey of health IT professionals showed that using electronic health records would improve a hospital’s competitive advantage most significantly. Twelve percent of respondents said clinical documentation would have the most impact on boosting a hospital’s competitiveness, while 11% said computerized physician order entry and 8% said radiology picture archiving and communication [...]