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
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.
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”.
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
It appears that every once in a while, makers of really good software remember that there are projects out there who could have used their software, if only they had the resources. Instantiations has very kindly donated a licence for their WindowBuilder Pro product for Opereffa, and I am more than happy to have access … Continue reading Windowbuilder from Instantiations: licence donated to Opereffa project
What? My research never goes out of fashion! How can it go out of fashion when the problem is not solved, and my PhD is not even remotely appearing in the horizon? Well, you may be right, but when I say fashion, I mean the hype your research topic can create. The amount of people … Continue reading What happens when your research topic goes out of fashion?
I've just written this bit in CHIME blog. I'll copy it here too. We spend a fair amount of time talking about the things we can do if we had proper EHR. I just found out that sometimes you discover use cases not only by imagining what would be better, but also experiencing what has … Continue reading Patient access to EHR
I've had my eyes on the mobile market for years. I've started with j2me apps on a motorola phone, and I've developed c# based applications for both that phone and ipaq. In general I loved it. I thought the devices and their future held enourmout potential, and today's mobile application market is getting close to … Continue reading You want mobile applications? Then please let us develop them!
I've been thinking about a particular future business and its infrastructure for almost 3 years now. Cloud technologies are quite relevant to what I have in mind, and recently I've started to think about working on a set of open source cloud implementaitons. However, there is a problem. It is not a technical problem, it … Continue reading Small cloud vs big clouds
The competition amont different information models in healthcare will never end. Yes, I know that there are many out there who think that a particular piece of work is so much better than the rest, and it is the feature of healthcare informatics. Sorry, I don't agree. There are many other reasons, which I'd like … Continue reading Why on earth we don’t have open source proper terminology servers?