I was over at Stanford University Hospital today visiting Maryam’s mom, who had knee surgery. Anyway, two weeks ago they computerized their patient records. They have these portable data systems, all hooked in via wifi, all running Windows XP. They call them “cows.” Each one has a unique name. A nurse uses them to track patient data. Doctors can dial into the “cow” from his/her desk. Pretty cool stuff happening in hospitals lately.
Here Daisy Martinez, nurse at the hospital, shows off her “cow.”