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
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
Wow! I do not know how I should feel about this. Heather Leslie of Ocean Informatics wrote on Twitter that MS is leaving the HIS market, and as you can read here, it is true. Now I've written about Amalga more than 2 years ago, and I was excited about what it may become. I … Continue reading Microsoft leaving HIS market!
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?
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
Imagine looking at the sky in a summer night. All the stars in the air, and suddenly, they are all gone, as if somebody turned the lights of the universe. This is all the spoiler I'm going to give about Spin. As human beings we are capable of adopting to so many things. The hole … Continue reading Book update: Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
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
Orson Scott Card's well known work: Ender's Game, is answering this question. I won't give you the details, since I really do not like any spoilers about books. You should read it and see if for yourself, however, I have to say that Scott makes some terrifying points in his book. One can't help remembering … Continue reading Who would be the perfect commander at war?
Just in case you have not read Gateway, please do it. Pohl's sci-fi is very impressive, focusing on a lead character who is quite defective. He is not even an anti-hero, he is just the guy in the focus, and I really appreciate that kind of balance about the depiction of lead characters. Certain aspects … Continue reading Book update, Pohl and Suarez
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.