Microsensors promise to bring people into closer contact with computers and, in the process, change society significantly. The author examines the impact of sensors on four areas: industrial manufacturing, military operations, personal health, and individual freedoms.
BACKGROUND Residential address is a common element in patient electronic medical records. Guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention specify that residence in a nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or hospice within a year prior to a positive culture date is among the criteria for differentiating healthcare-acquired from… (More)
Infections with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) account for almost 20,000 deaths per year. Early identification of patients with MRSA infection or colonization aids in stopping spread. We compared automated identification of MRSA using HL7 lab result messages to current manual infection control practices at a local hospital during… (More)