This is a copy/paste of a few responses I sent to a discussion in the openEHR lists. I'm copying them here because images in my responses and responses themselves are not properly archived anywhere yet. If you want more: I wrote a PhD thesis on this stuff, so if you want a deeper discussion of … Continue reading A discussion about Archetype Query Language semantics
Necessary clarification: Please note that the term implementation in the text below refers to development of a software platform based on openEHR. I realised that the term is overloaded in the health IT space, implying adoption of a standard sometimes. That is not what I mean by 'implementation'. Recently, I found myself in more than … Continue reading is openEHR hard?
Recently, I heard a question targeted at my colleagues at Ocean, something in the lines of "what do you think is your greatest accomplishment ?" Ocean's software stack has a lot of impressive components, the template designer with its TDO support, the back end repository, Tom's Eiffel work that is called the Archetype workbench, and … Continue reading Why reference models matter in healthcare IT?
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”.
Ok, slightly off topic, but if you are interested in my reading list for the last couple of months, here is a brief summary. Atul Gawande, "Better ". Professor Ingram gave this book to me. If you want to see how doctors see certain things, and how hard it is to perform some tasks which … Continue reading What I’ve read, a summary for the fellow geek
It used to happen to me in the past. After playing for about 4 or 5 hours, and slightly. After almost 10 years of not playing fps games, I bought myself a copy of Half Life 2, and it hit me like a truck! I can't believe the strength of the nausea I experience after … Continue reading FPS games and motion sickness
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?
Does not sound possible right? I'm afraid the news are not that good though; not only it is possible, but we are just about to do this. Yes it is not about healthcare informatics or development or anything like that, but some things just get to me. Check out this independent article for details. I've … Continue reading Consuming all the fish in the world?
More of a note to myself. Just working on the JSF bindings of the soon to be announced openEHR framework, and due to nature of my persistence model, once bad data finds its way into db, it messes the whole form entry. It is possible to modify the persistence mechanism for immunity to bad data, … Continue reading Reject dirty data! Don’t let it in, no matter what happens
I have just realized that the VE (Visual Editor) project does not support Eclipse versions above 3.2. Moreover, the project seems to be dead, and even if there are a few people who seems to be active in the project mail list, the overall look scene is not very promising. I am just starting a … Continue reading Very sad state of Eclipse GUI designers