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”.

Google Sidewiki

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