Healthcare IT Central


Gwen Darling has set up a great new resource for Health IT professionals called Healthcare IT Central. The site is an expansion of her Healthcare IT Jobs website and in addition to the Job Board, it also features content, news, and a blog roll.

EpiSurveyor Used for Polio Containment in East Africa


EpiSurveyor is being used to investigate and contain a polio outbreak in East Africa. Handheld devices or mobile phones are used to log symptoms of patients and the treatment they receive. It’s an open source application funded by the United Nations and teh Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership. The project is due to be expanded to included another 20 countries in Africa.

Here’s a video of EpiSurveyor running on a phone: