[LINK] Hospital use of SMS for Appointment Reminders

Brendan Scott brendansweb at optusnet.com.au
Fri Aug 20 10:30:15 AEST 2010

On 08/20/2010 08:55 AM, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> Tom Worthington wrote:
>> Birch, Jim wrote:
>>> Tom Worthington wrote:

> Example: When my wife was in RPA, she required a CT scan with a 
> particular dye, which was only available at an attached private clinic. 
> Connectivity wasn't even remotely an issue - RPA is fibred to the max, 
> the clinic was on the network, all should be well and good. But the CT 
> system in question can't transmit pictures: its proporietary transfer 
> mechanism demands that the images are embedded in the application.

Evil, and supremely stupid.  What happens when the DVD doesn't work on the next Vista? Or in 10 years when there's a new computing architecture?  Ultrasounds etc. on film don't suffer from this stupidity. 

Why hasn't this hit the news?

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