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Posted Nov 10 2008 4:17pm

This is a nice observation from someone who I'm sure would rather not be spending all the time of recent in the hospital with his daughter over some serious medical issues and we hope the outcome is favorable, it's been a long road.  While at the hospital, being a tech person he was able to observe and upload some screenshots showing some of the technology image being used at this hospital, a big Smart Board, showing one big Word Document shared by several floors and locations.  They are using this Big Word Document for updates.   Read the entire story for the details.  When you look at the picture, yes that is one big shared document with input from a touchscreen keyboard.  Word has never been so big and thanks for sharing.  BD 

"I'm always on the lookout for how organizations utilize systems to help improve their workflow, whether it be a manual solution or a technical one. I'm a firm believer in balancing technology with the right environment, letting technology get out of the way and do what it does best. The past three weeks have been no different as my daughter, Maggie, has been at St. Louis Children's Hospital, and I've noticed the hospital striking a great balance across multiple departments and floors."

While waiting for the surgeons to come take Maggie to surgery this morning, I noticed this huge patient dashboard display. It is a Unifi Smart Board that displays a Word document from a main computer, allowing the nurses to touch the screen and input text using a large on-screen keyboard. They keep this Word document updated with where the patient is and how they are doing. The board also supports annotating using special pens, but according to the nurses, they don't use it for that. It is fascinating to watch the nurses manipulate this large Word document using their fingers. If I can get a shot of them doing so, I will post it up later.

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