Healthcare at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas

Posted on January 7, 2010 I Written By

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I’m attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today. It’s one of the nice little advantages of living in Las Vegas. The first year I attended there wasn’t much healthcare presence at all. Each year it seems like there’s more and more. The largest healthcare vendors at CES are PHR vendors and medical device ones. Then of course we have the big booths like Microsoft and Intel. I’ll be interested to see how HIMSS 10 compares to CES. The pace of technology is amazing. For example, check out this picture of a video wall at the Intel booth that’s touch screen. It’s not hard to imagine one of these in a hospital or doctor’s office:

UPDATE: I found this video of the display that demonstrates what it can do even better.