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
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
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?
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)
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?
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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
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?