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)

How can Angry Birds and Facebook change e-health?

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?