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”.
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?
Google has just released sidewiki, a toolbar that allows you to attach comments to web pages. This is a step that will allow a (supposedly) large number of users to attach information to a resource, and Google will try to rank the comments using their ratings, which will be provided by other users. To me, … Continue reading Google Sidewiki
Oracle's acquisition of Sun is having minor bumps, and in the process is making what would happen anyway happen faster. Cryptic? Well, how about this: JRuby team has left Sun. Their work was important, quite important actually. I've done some Ruby work before, of course starting with Ruby on Rails projects and after that some … Continue reading JRuby team gone, who is next?
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
Being the market leader is the dream of almost all companies, unless they have an unusual dislike for success, or that is what we mostly think.We dream of having products or services which dominate the market, but it appears it is possible to make a lot of profit without having a huge market share. There … Continue reading Aiming for the market share? Think again.
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
After pulling my hair off for hours, I was rescued. Yavuz found a way to start Tomcat automatically on Jaunty. The problem turned out to be about the default use of dash, instead of bash. Following the well known setup one is supposed to do sudo ln -sf /bin/bash /bin/sh To get it working. Spent … Continue reading A big fat thank you to Yavuz!!