A floor that can “read” your footprints and call 911 for an emergency…a new patent by IBM!
Empowered Patients Are Here to Stay(0)
A key driver for improving patient satisfaction is “participatory medicine,” in which highly engaged patients take an active role in their own health care management. It’s also an inevitable and important step in the changing health care model and a critical aspect of patient-centered care.
By MARK CRAWFORD
Click on the link below for the full article.
Tablets and Security: iPad2 Stolen from Hospital!(1)
Many of you may be aware our new non-profit CFTechnology, sends iPad2s to patients with cystic fibrosis and CFCenters. Last week, we had bad news from one of the centers: The iPad2 was STOLEN!
Just when the hospital was trying to figure out what to do with it, how to handle the cleaning (must be kept germ free), and of course the security; it was GONE!
The very same hospital secures iPads in their child life center: MacGyvering with doggie leashes!
But since the iPad and other tablets are showing up in health centers more and more and even in operating rooms, security is of utmost importance.
Security Measures to take with the iPad:
Hopefully, these ideas will help you manage your tablets and safeguard all your treasured data. If a device is lost or stolen, it’s important to deactivate and erase the device. It’s also a good idea to have a policy in place that will wipe the device after a defined number of failed passcode attempts—a key deterrent against attempts to gain unauthorized access to the device. Apple offers these and more suggestions about securing the actual data on the iPad for business and personal use.
These are some of the lessons we learned from the “stolen iPad2”. For the future, along with a sticker placed on the iPad2 claiming: “Donated by CFTechnology, we will add a sticker saying:
Don’t steal this iPad, it is Secured in the iCloud!
How to disinfect your Apple Device(0)
I was searching today on how you can disinfect an iPad and found some interesting solutions.
First you need to make sure to follow the manufactures instructions, so you don’t damage the device.
Here is the link to Apples guidelines on how to clean their products:
Here are a few extra cleaning tips that you can do to make sure your device is clean and germ free.
1) Place you device 2 minutes under UV light. (http://www.verilux.com/uv-products/sanitizing-wand-combo)
Use the comment box below to share your cleaning tips.
Sending iPad2s for the holidays@(1)
Please know that three iPad2s and anti microbial covers are being sent to CFCenters because of members like you.
The first one is going to Washington State.
By clicking here, you can see the states that have donated so far.
If you would like to recommend a center for receiving the iPad2, please have your center fill out this form.
Thanks for all your generosity and have a wonderful holiday!
Salt and Light!
eyeforpharma Conference Philadelphia(0)
Lauren Brenneman(LouLou) and Jeanne Barnett (Imogene) were highlighted at the eyeforpharma Conference in Philly in October:
The patient voice was a focal point of discussion, with key patient advocates and patients on hand to share their perspectives. I believe thatin every aspect of healthcare it’s vital to have the patient voice represented- which is why I was keen to involve Jeanne Barnett in this project, founder of cycticfibrosis.net. This online platform has allows patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) to seek answers where pharma and physicians cannot. It also enables the patient to share of stories, gain expert advice and find out about clinical trials for which they’re eligible. Lauren Brenneman, a member of the site, joined the summit to tell her story sand how often the industry has failed to meet her needs.
Breneman began by taking us through her typical day,