New Google Doc’s Unvieled…..

By Jan Skutch

Communications of electronic medical records begin Wednesday between the first two partners in a local health care collaborative for the uninsured. J.C. Lewis Primary Healthcare Center, for sale a Union Mission program, more and Memorial University Medical Center’s emergency department will launch the Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council’s Health Information Exchange Pilot Project, said Dr. Paula Reynolds, council executive director.

The program will debut at the Fahm Street care center.  “It’s a big step for Chatham County and the first health information exchange in the state of Georgia,” Reynolds said. The two partners will share medical records for uninsured and under-insured patients with care providers to increase efficiency and promote access to care, Reynolds said.

The records exchange program ensures patient privacy while enhancing the ability of care providers to share information for the patient’s benefit.  J.C. Lewis and Memorial are among the seven health care providers in the safety net collaborative.  “Once the information exchange matures, it will not matter where in Chatham County a patient goes for services, because the system will store complete records for each patient,” Reynolds said.

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Yesterday Google hosted nearly  400 CIOs and IT professionals from around the world at Atmosphere, capsule
their inaugural event at the Googleplex. One of the highlights was the  presentation about the improvements to Google Docs. Google is, order at least very quickly catching up to Microsoft in features and functionality, approved
at least with the ones I use.

New features for the document and spreadsheets have been added, such as a margin ruler, better numbering and bullets and easier image placement options. And in spreadsheets, they have improved the formula editing bar, cell auto-complete, drag-and-drop columns and other features not possible with older browser technologies. Also added is an enhanced drawing tool.

Aside from the new features, it looks like speed and performance have really improved. Apparently due to some changes JavaScript processing technology.  Even very large spreadsheets are fast to work with in your browser now. Applications that run this fast feel like desktop applications but have the unique advantages of being in the cloud.

However, what I think is the most impressive changes are the improvements to the collaboration tools. Multiple people working and commenting in real time.  Take a look and see what you think!