I recently had my shoulder replaced. It was my fault, really. I played semipro football until I was 42, and as an offensive lineman, my shoulders took a beating. I just got around to fixing the damage—a new shoulder.

Those who have had surgery know that most of the time is spent waiting, either for tests, doctors to show up and pass judgement, nurses with meds, and vitals being taken. It’s all part of the routine of surgery.

I’ve consulted with hospitals before, and my most recent experience as a patient was pretty state of the art, as far as the most efficiency you can expect. That said, I have some ideas as to how the process of surgery could be improved, and some tips to improve other processes through cloud computing and other technologies.

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