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FileMaker Pro at the Alabama Eye Bank

I’ve been an advocate of FileMaker Pro as a rapid-application software development system. FileMaker allows a developer or savvy end-user to get database applications up and running in a relatively short amount of time. Much of my development involves automating

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Posted in Electronic Health Record, FileMaker, Finance, Healthcare Reform, Technology

GroveStreams: Basic Data Upload

Click the image to see it in all its glory. Having used the sample GroveStreams Arduino code to simulate a temperature sensor, my next step has been to verify how data can be sent to the GroveStreams chart generator for

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Posted in Personal Technology, Sensors, Technology, Technology-Enabled Home, Telemedicine

GroveStreams + Arduino = Cloud Display for Sensor Data

A relatively new web service called GroveStreams allows you to upload sensor data (or any other data) to the web for display and analysis. The have a sample tutorial for the Arduino which simulates a periodic temperature reading. This displays

Posted in Sensors, Technology, Telemedicine, Wireless

Fund Long-Term Care via Life Insurance

Interesting article over at The New Old Age blog on the NY Times site which describes a process of cashing out of an existing life-insurance policy to fund long-term care. This process seems to be a bit like a reverse

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Posted in Finance, Healthcare Reform, Patient Engagement

microMedic Contest – We have a winner!

Well, I got a sixth place win in the Parallax microMedic contest with the Heartduino, an Arduino-based heart-rate monitor which displays the HR on a video screen. Below are the pages announcing the microMedic winners for which I submitted my

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Posted in Electronic Assembly, Maker Related, Personal Technology, Sensors, Technology, Technology-Enabled Home, Telemedicine

Champlain Mini-Maker Faire: Photos

The Champlain Mini-Maker Faire took place this past weekend at A glance at the full program shows that there was something for almost everybody. Click on the photo to see it full-size. More about the sky yurt here. Apart

Posted in Maker Related, Personal Technology, Sensors, Technology

Why Obamacare? Biological Realism

“Naturally enough, we humans like to think of ourselves as if we were immortal. A conservative who opposes universal health care might argue that people should only have to pay for health care when they want it, since it’s a

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