H. Jay Wisnicki, MD

Editor of Tech Talk, is the head of the ophthalmology department of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.


Wireless networking transforms health care

Technology is often seen as a means to decrease human interaction. Try calling your bank for an account balance. You may be irritated with the number of buttons you have to push to hear a computerized human voice return the numbers. Or a trip to the automated teller machine enables a simple bank transaction, but eliminates the chitchat with the neighborhood teller. While such technology may lack the "human touch," it does enhance the ability of the company to operate more efficiently.

Still photos can be taken from the video at a later time, saving precious office time

The digital camera revolution has rapidly entered the ophthalmology office. The main advantage of digital cameras is that they allow picture taking as well as image storage without film.