I’ve said that the paperless hospital is as likely as the paperless bathroom – an interesting goal but there are many practical barriers.
One of our approaches has been to use scanning of paper on our quest to create a single electronic location for all patient information, making the electronic record the only official record.
Putting scanners into our clinical areas is expensive and support intensive.
What if we could support scanning of documents and photographs by simply replacing the mouse on our desktops?
LG unveiled the world’s first scanner mouse at CES 2011 that produces PNG, JPEG, TIFF, and PDF.
Here’s a demonstration video.
It appears easy to use and saves on desk real estate.
A mouse with a built in scanner – that’s cool!
In addition to his CIO role at BIDMC, Dr. Halamka blogs at GeekDoctor.blogspot.com.