Medical Devices

Long ago I was in the St John Ambulance, as were my father, grandfather and my kid brother. Biology was my favourite science at school and if I’d been smart enough I’d have liked to have gone into medicine. Now I seem to be a regular contributor to Medicaldevices-network.com writing mostly about medical IT and other technical stuff. Here’s a selection.

Medical Device and Pharmaceutical supply chain management.

Logistics, Asset Management and Traceability

Silicon Valley Effect

The next one is about intra and inter-hospital data transfer, making sure patients’ details from many different departments and different establishments are available to the medics that need to know,

Training

Just had a very useful meeting with Dave Cawley of Denbighshire Enterprise Agency about provision of training for SMEs on Open Source software. Basic idea is that start-ups don’t need to buy a PC with Vista + Office on when a cheap machine from their local shop and a Ubuntu CD, plus a little training from me would be cheaper, more reliable and better for the local economy. Need a business plan next…

Intrepidly going

I’ve just upgraded Kubuntu 8.04 to 8.10 using the distro upgrade tool rather than re-installing, there were one or two issues with unsupported software I’d installed manually in 8.04, but only SK1 remains unresolved. KDE 4 is big on eye-candy but a resource hog so I’ve switched off the ‘effects’ and it’s a lot more responsive. When I have time (huh?) I’ll re-install from scratch to see if it’s better. Meanwhile, looking good.