IBM, UNC Launch Health Information Exchange The system will facilitate the sharing of medical information among hospitals and healthcare practices across North Carolina. (click image for larger view) Slideshow: Health IT Boosts Patient Care, Safety IBM announced Tuesday that it will provide the technology and services to support UNC Health Care's newly launched health information exchange (HIE). The HIE will improve the exchange of patient information among the health system's affiliated hospitals and physician practices throughout North Carolina. Announced Monday at the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Orlando, Fla., the UNC Health Care HIE is built on the IBM Health Integration Framework including IBM Initiate Exchange, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) information sharing platform; IBM Initiate Patient, which matches and links patient identities; and IBM Initiate Provider, which contains a master index of healthcare providers.
Example of the difference between Ruby and Java Having worked extensively with both ruby and java, I thought I'd share some interesting differences between how one can approach solving problems in the two languages. Let's take a common example of a function that will take a variable number of arguments and return a string with all non-null values separated by commas. We'll start by just using the core runtime and see what we can do. Here's the Java example:
How To Turn A Laser Into A Tractor Beam A photon has a small momentum which it can impart to anything it hits, as Arthur Compton and Peter Lebedev discovered at the beginning of the last century. We now know that photons can be used to push anything from electrons to solar sails. Today, Jun Chen from Fudan University in China and a few pals demonstrate the counterintuitive result that photons can pull things too. In other words, they’ve worked out how to generate a backward pulling force from a forward propagating beam. FBI Redesigns 'Most Wanted' Site The agency has enhanced its search and other tools to improve the way people can help it locate fugitives and missing persons. (click image for larger view) Best Government Web Sites The Federal Bureau of Investigation has redesigned its "Most Wanted" Web site, bolstering it with new features and organizational tools to improve how people can search for fugitives the agency is seeking to apprehend. The move follows a redesign of the FBI site itself, as the agency continues efforts to improve transparency and how it engages with the public to meet the demands of the Obama administration's Open Government Directive.
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