October 14, 2009 By News Report
CBS News' 10-minute video gives a short but comprehensive look at the issues and the realities of electronic medical records It includes a personal horror story by Dennis Quaid on a medical mistake that almost cost the lives of his then 12-day-old twins, and how simple bar-coding of medications and use of scanners can prevent that from happening. The video covers the benefits, costs, privacy concerns and other issues related to converting to electronic medical records with real-life examples from Kaiser Permanente. David Pogue -- New York Times tech columnist and GTC keynote speaker -- moderates.
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.