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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My heart goes out to Steve Jobs' family and friends

From Apple:
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“I’m truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work.

Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.

The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.

For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.”

I hope others can step up to fill this void and keep the momentum going. This is a huge loss for humanity in addition to the heartbreak his family and friends are undeniably enduring.

Apropos of this blog's purpose, e.g.,

FaceTime is HIPAA compliant and encrypted, could change the way physicians and patients communicate

Healthcare communications is rapidly changing – patients now routinely email their physicians, physicians connect with each-other via mobile-based professional networks, and more. The introduction of Apple’s FaceTime video chat sparked excitement and discussion in the healthcare community about its possible use in telemedicine. However, many were wary about associated patient privacy issues and HIPAA compliance.

It seems that this question has now been answered. According to Apple, calls made via FaceTime can be HIPAA-compliant with the appropriate security configuration. The news that this ubiquitous, free communications platform meets these rigorous standards has potentially wide implications for how patients, physicians, and others in healthcare communicate...

...FaceTime has the potential to broaden the exchange of information among physicians, provide greater convenience to patients, and improve the quality of patient care...

There could be no better way to honor his memory than to forge ahead with such innovations.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is good to know that Video Conferencing in Healthcare has been come into existence which can help many patients in many ways.