As of end of 2018, I've been working on openEHR for almost 15 years, beginning with my exposure to openEHR archetypes during a European Union research project, around 2003 or so. During these fifteen years, I tried to explain my (sometimes incorrect at the time) understanding of openEHR to many people who occupied various positions: … Continue reading openEHR for policymakers
This is a copy/paste of a few responses I sent to a discussion in the openEHR lists. I'm copying them here because images in my responses and responses themselves are not properly archived anywhere yet. If you want more: I wrote a PhD thesis on this stuff, so if you want a deeper discussion of … Continue reading A discussion about Archetype Query Language semantics
For many, smarter healthcare through the use of computers is an exciting idea. This has been the case since the sixties, and I belong to the current generation of people who try to make this happen. There are so many misunderstood things about making computers help clinicians. It would take a lot of space to … Continue reading Why US will have better clinical decision support than the EU
Necessary clarification: Please note that the term implementation in the text below refers to development of a software platform based on openEHR. I realised that the term is overloaded in the health IT space, implying adoption of a standard sometimes. That is not what I mean by 'implementation'. Recently, I found myself in more than … Continue reading is openEHR hard?
I attended another Data Science London meeting last week. As usual, it was a good one. Speakers talked about their experience with twitter feeds that includes foursquare check-ins and scraping data from web sites. Scraping is basically extracting information from the web pages, in a way simulating a human's use of the web site to … Continue reading The semantic web that never was. Will it be the same for smart healthcare IT?
I am a big admirer of Eclipse. It is an incredibly ambitious piece of work. It tackles the problem of creating a platform for software tooling, a platform that can generalize features of most IDEs, report tools, scientific software and even regular desktop applications. Not everybody agrees with me of course, when it comes to … Continue reading Pulse evolves into SDC Cloud Connect, and becomes even cooler
Dear reader, as you can see, the title begs the question: "are not we realistic about it?". The answer, in my humble opinion, is no and this is a major issue. I just wanted to express a few things I've had for some time in my mind about open source software in written form so … Continue reading Open source in healthcare IT: being realistic about it
Warning: this is a re-post of an old blog entry. Things have moved since I’ve written this, and mostly in a better direction. Just remember that you’re reading a 4 year old entry. Introduction and outline This document is a guide for the software developer who is interested, or forced to be interested in … Continue reading openEHR for practical people (cleaned up)
With the announcement of a tablet from Microsoft, I found myself really excited about the possibilities. I have not felt this way since MS decided to go into healthcare, and unfortunately that adventure did not exactly go in the direction that I'd like it to go. This one however, may work. The reason I have … Continue reading Why the Microsoft tablet is a game changer?
Well, not through clinical versions of these applications of course. That would be an interesting approach though, especially the social networking idea may have many applications in health IT, but I'd like to talk about something else that is happening in front of our eyes. Facebook, Twitter, Angry Birds and other big names of the … Continue reading How can Angry Birds and Facebook change e-health?