Why US will have better clinical decision support than the EU

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

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The semantic web that never was. Will it be the same for smart healthcare IT?

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?

Pulse evolves into SDC Cloud Connect, and becomes even cooler

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

openEHR for practical people (cleaned up)

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)

Microsoft’s innovation is leading to confusion.

Metro style applications. This is what Microsoft is trying to get people excited about these days. When I say people, I mean the technical bunch and related demographics and companies. The end users are always after something that works and preferably looks pretty (which has made Apple a tech giant) Microsoft is actually quite good … Continue reading Microsoft’s innovation is leading to confusion.

Wow: Google makes Window Builder Pro open source!

A while ago, Google acquired Instantiations, the makers of the fantastic UI development plugin for Eclipse. The plugin named Windows Builder Pro, allows you to develop user interfaces for your java and gwt projects, along with xwt support. Google first made the tools available for free, then today I've received an e-mail that says that … Continue reading Wow: Google makes Window Builder Pro open source!