Friday, September 16, 2011

Cool Technology of the Week

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!


DrBazUK said...

What a fantastic device - could see this really taking off in some areas that lack sheet fed scanners... now where to pick one up to have a play :)

Care Bear said...

Looks like a great add on for the doctors offices we deal with already. I got an email Friday that another office needed more scanners for non-providers. This would fit wonderfully. I want to see a real world test.
Good post!

James said...

Now THAT'S cool!