All about PatientAccess

PatientAccess has actually been active at VCU since 2010 with limited capabilities and support. Over time, more and more useful features have been added to the product with even more on the way. So, we have decided to implement and market this service broadly because it has potential to save the patient, practitioner and front desk staff time.

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Video, video!

This is my first Tech Talk post!  I’m really excited to have been invited to join the team, and to write about Instructional Technology here at the School of Dentistry. Recently, the most frequent request I have had from faculty is: “Caitlin, can you help me with this video?” Why, yes I can!  I’d be delighted to help you with […]

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Google Drive space – the sky’s the limit.

Last week, with very little fanfare, Google increased the storage limit on Google Apps for Education accounts from 30 GB to unlimited.  VCU Collaboration Services had alerted us a few weeks ago that Google was going to do this.  Google started rolling out this change to educational accounts, but no one knew exactly when the […]

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Humans Need Not Apply

A few weeks ago, Jim Turpin found a video that all of us in the IT Office watched and discussed.  Humans Need Not Apply was the title.  The video describes the rise of automation in the past 20 years, automation that has displaced human labor in many types of jobs.  Most of us are familiar […]

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Smart phone. Smart car. Smart… toothbrush?

The proliferation of smart devices may be getting out of hand.  This list of 7 Oddball ‘Smart’ Devices You Have to Check Out includes some items you wouldn’t think really need to be much smarter than the plain, inert variety.  How smart do a set of chopsticks need to be?  Baidu thinks they should be smart […]

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Student Computers 2014

Getting the Dentistry computers to the incoming D2018 and DH2016 students was much easier this year than last. We preordered all the computers and distributed them to students during orientation week. It is still quite a project and process. Here is a photo gallery of all the various steps.

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JIBO Family Robot

Family Robot? Yes, that’s right! JIBO is the world’s first family robot. This robot is a sophisticated, interactive robot for all ages.

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10 tech “life hacks”

Watch this video to learn the ten top time-saving tech tips from tech columnist David Pogue.

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Not so sexy behind-the-scenes happenings

With much of the attention on preparing the student clinical workstations this summer, the software guys have also been working hard on projects with low visibility to users, which is probably a good thing.

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For fun: The war between the spaces

I am about to include you in a very controversial, highly divisive, staunch and bitter battle between two extremely passionate, different camps of thought.

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