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Know What Time It Is? Your Medical Device Doesn't 290

Posted by timothy
from the why-the-economist-rocks dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A man with one clock knows what time it is, goes the old saw, a man with two is never sure. Imagine the confusion, then, experienced by a doctor with dozens. Julian Goldman is an anaesthetist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. After beginning to administer blood-thinning medication during an urgent neurological procedure in 2005, Mr Goldman noticed that the EMR had recorded him checking the level of clotting 22 minutes earlier. As a result, four hospitals in the northeast had their medical devices checked, and found that on average they were off by 24 minutes. The easy solution that devices could have used since 1985? NTP."

Comment: Re:Wait a minute... (Score 1) 252

by txgunslinger (#22002284) Attached to: Congress To Investigate FCC
We don't need regulation, we need competition. If you had 4 or 5 cable companies in your area, they'd have to be competitive, so they would want to give you a good value and better services (for example: a la carte services).

I have no argument for your second point since it does sound like a good idea to me.

I'm not for or against net neutrality, but I believe that with the proper amount of competition that the ones who are attempting to act crazy will end up either changing or going out of business.

2/3 of them are designed to help, but a lot of things designed to help end up doing more harm than good.

Kudos to the poster that wanted to separate the physical medium and the actual service.
Biotech

+ - Mice get human gene, can see color

Submitted by troll -1
troll -1 (956834) writes "Mice are dichromats, they have only S and M cone pigments. They don't see color too well. But now researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of California at Santa Barbara have successfully transformed their vision by introducing a single human gene into a mouse chromosome. Jeremy Nathans, one of the authors of the study, describes it as 'the same evolutionary event that happened in one of the distant ancestors of all primates and that led ultimately to the trichromatic color vision'."

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