Brad Ries

Ever walked into a doctor’s office and seen rows and rows of filing cabinets behind the reception desk?  Ever stand in line with a runny nose and fever waiting for a pharmacist to fill your prescription?  Ever been thankful for the crystal clear image on a monitor that has just helped your doctor save a loved one’s life? As technology and government requirements, such as Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) continue to embed themselves into doctors’ offices and beyond, the way patients receive care will evolve. Think about it, those cabinets contain sensitive information on every patient’s medical history. Moving these onto rugged, dependable, secure computers will eliminate the need for all those filing cabinets.  It will also allow healthcare providers – like a specialist and a family doctor – share key medical information securely so they can provide the care you and your family need. Time spent standing in line for a prescription can be reduced as doctors start to use the stylus on a ThinkPad Tablet to write their prescriptions then, with a click of a button send it directly to the pharmacist before you have left their office.  More importantly,  reviewing medical images will become faster, easier and more accurate as workstations become even more powerful and crystal clear images will become even sharper leading to more life saving decisions. These are just a few examples of...

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