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3/8/2019 | 1:40:33 PM
On healthcare in general
Ages ago i had a positon with a MAJOR NY Hospital for support.  One uptown hospital had COWS ( computers on wheels) that staff could wheel into a patient's room.  They are quite common.  Now ths place was a horror show in many ways but one great one was that COWS wireless received IP from the college across the street.  True.  Out the door went the patient management cloud program.  Out went patient data and history, medication data, care data....... and that was one, just one, flaw.  Not surprised at all by this essay. 
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3/8/2019 | 3:35:39 PM
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Wow, thats disheartening. Working at a hospital I have seen the horrors that COW's can provide as well. I still think your experience would have to top the list I think.
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3/11/2019 | 2:27:18 PM
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Thanks - worst job ever.  30 computers walked out of a locked room - 30.  Just like that.  Computer in Pastor's office stolen.  Computer in corp cafeteria stolen- cable cut too.  11,000 endpoints - no firewall.  We would image and porn back in a week.  Doctor lounge systems loaded with porn.  Education systems for chilldren loaded with porn.  (Outsourced suppor to First Consulting group, later bought by Computer Sciences Corp.)

There was one more slice of hell - hard-coded IPs and subnets.  But nobody knew where one subnet began in a room and the next kicked in.  Delihtful planning.  

 


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