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

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Microsoft leaving HIS market!

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!

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?

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.

Harvard study says: “Computers don’t save money in hospitals”.

Ok, this is a paper that should provoke a huge discussion. This paper with two of its authors from Harvard says that the picture in hospitals with computers is quite different than the one we always thought we would see. Obviously one should read the paper before discussing it, and I  did so. First of … Continue reading Harvard study says: “Computers don’t save money in hospitals”.

Using plasma to improve patient safety

Superbugs, and not-so-strong-but-still-a-problem bacteria are threatening patient safety. All those publications out there, and excellent books like Atul Gawande's "Better" explain the reasons behind this problem, so if you're curious, you can take a look. What I came across today during my never ending surfing, is a really promising method of increasing the efficiency of … Continue reading Using plasma to improve patient safety