Web based tooling for openEHR

The web is swallowing everything in the software world. Everything from accounting applications to clinical apps are turning into web applications. The trend is there, and it is so strong, that betting on emergence of a web based application for pretty much anything is possible now. You think that there are many things for which … Continue reading Web based tooling for openEHR

Good bye Google Chrome

When Google announced Chrome, I was excited, especially due to performance advantages. Those advantages still exist as of today, and Firefox is becoming more of a bloated software, or at least it feels that way. For a while, Chrome has been my primary browser, since its performance is really good. However, I realized that I … Continue reading Good bye Google Chrome

Medical tourism (or outsourcing): is it the perfect use case for EHRs?

Wow! I can't believe I have not written anything for two months.Well, time to catch up then. Ibelieve that EHR implementation is not taking off because of some fundamental problems, and I've written about them before. Check out my previous posts for anti-patterns in  EHR implementation.One of the things I have not mentioned (or maybe … Continue reading Medical tourism (or outsourcing): is it the perfect use case for EHRs?

Watching Java die

Now that James Gosling has left Oracle, the trend has become even more obvious: key people who have made Java a success, are leaving Oracle. This is not news to me, but I had hopes of being wrong about my expectations. I've watched Oracle acquire some very capable technology firms, focusing on Java, and one … Continue reading Watching Java die

Anti patterns in EHR implementation: Part 2 – Legacy systems, people and processes

One of the realities of the IT domain is that, unless you are the first vendor to offer a solution for a particular domain, you are quite likely to be replacing a legacy solution with your offering. The existence of a legacy system makes the process of EHR implementation much more complex compared to lack … Continue reading Anti patterns in EHR implementation: Part 2 – Legacy systems, people and processes

Anti patterns in EHR implementation, part 1: addiction to perfection.

I've been writing some stuff about the things that I keep seeing in the healthcare IT world, especially regarding EHR implementation. Most of it is in draft from now, but I wanted to write down about a particular one, the addiction to perfection. My PhD is in a way focusing on the lack of perfection … Continue reading Anti patterns in EHR implementation, part 1: addiction to perfection.