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Wolfram Alpha Computational Knowledge Engine

Posted by on June 8th, 2009

Wolfram|Alpha is a new service on the web that calls itself a “computational knowledge engine.” Ask Wolfram|Alpha a question, and it produces results by doing computations from its internal knowledge base. It does not search the web or return lists of links. The site includes many example queries, including those related to health and medicine,… Read More »

Posted in: Search Tools, Web 2.0 Tools



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Google Health and NLM

Posted by on April 29th, 2009

An interesting blog post from Google describing how the Google Health personal record system will work with NLM data vocabularies to ensure accuracy in patient’s personal records.

Posted in: Electronic Health Records, Hospital Libraries, Informatics



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Evernote: Cool Tool for Keeping Track of Everything

Posted by on April 10th, 2009

Evernote is a free tool for keeping track of all kinds of information: tasks, web pages, parts of web pages, pictures, and business cards. Besides capturing textual information, Evernote has an optical character recognition feature that turns words from pictures into searchable information — you can take a snapshot of a business card or label,… Read More »

Posted in: Web 2.0 Tools



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Cleveland Clinic Experiences with Microsoft HealthVault

Posted by on April 1st, 2009

The March 31 issue of The Plain Dealer, a Cleveland newspaper, published an article describing early patient experiences at the Cleveland Clinic with Microsoft HealthVault. Patients with chronic conditions, such as hypertension, take regular measurements that are sent to to Cleveland Clinic’s EHR system via HealthVault. Doctors at the clinic can monitor the results and… Read More »

Posted in: Electronic Health Records, Hospital Libraries, Informatics



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Pew Report on Mobile Devices

Posted by on March 31st, 2009

Pew published a report on U.S. use of mobile devices.  Interesting quotes from the report summary: ” Some 39% of Americans have positive and improving attitudes about their mobile communication devices, which in turn draws them further into engagement with digital resources – on both wireless and wireline platforms.” “Mobile connectivity is now a powerful… Read More »

Posted in: Mobile Devices

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