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)