Category Archive: Blog

Sep 15

Will Big Data be big in healthcare?

It will make a difference but you will need to start small if you are going to achieve its full potential. Big data is not just about size, it aims to finds answers from complex, noisy, and large volumes of data.  We want it to answer questions that were previously unanswered, to be a true …

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Sep 01

Who wants an Electronic Medical Record?

Every patient and carer wants their healthcare provider to have access to the best technology, tools and information possible to manage their care. Even if patients do not always know what the “best” represents, healthcare services delivery benefits from the assistance of technology.  So why is the uptake in electronic medical records (EMR) within an …

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Aug 15

Social Media Journey

  Social media is like every eHealth project, it’s about clinical transformation over a period of time not just an app you can turn on. A healthcare business, when starting on the social media journey, must not expect instant success. Even if your first social media campaign is excellent and well received, a good social …

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Aug 01

Governance not governing

  If your project does not have good governance it has a 99% chance of failure.  Organizations often expect employees to adopt and adapt to the new processes or tools before securing the necessary organizational buy-in. Similar to Nobody likes change, while everyone will say they want control, very few people will want to be …

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Jul 15

Internet of Things (IoT) are you ready?

  The Internet of Things (IoT) will be here sooner or later and will have a disruptive impact in Healthcare. In April 2015 Forbes reported that there will be a $117 billion market for Internet of Things in healthcare by 2020 as estimated by marketreasearch.com. Wikipedia define the IoT as the network of physical objects—devices, …

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Jul 01

eHealth Strategy and Roadmap in a nutshell

  It doesn’t matter how small your organisation or where you are along the eHealth journey you should develop or refresh your eHealth Strategy and Roadmap regularly.  You will need to keep it simple and focused with business goals at the forefront so everyone moves together and not at cross purposes. It needs to include: …

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Jun 15

Improve your eHealth success rate

Often eHealth Projects feel like walking on a tightrope. How can you improve the success rate of your eHealth project? I wish I could say that the success rate for eHealth projects was high but we all know that is not the case.  There are always too many risks, too many variables, conflicting priorities, restraints to change and …

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Jun 03

eHealth dilemma – does it achieve its promise

The promise of eHealth has long been promoted as the development of technologies that aim to significantly mitigate or eliminate nearly all of the challenges that exist in healthcare now and in the future, but will the eHealth journey lead you to the promise land. World Health Organization defines eHealth as ‘the cost-effective and secure …

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May 15

The CIO Dilemma

Will we see the CIO role sail off into the sunset or will 2016 be the year when the CIO resolves their dilemma. The role of the CIO, Chief Information Officer, is under crisis in all industries and health is no exception. The CIO is far too often just seen as the person in charge …

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May 01

Nobody likes change

  It is always the right time for change, and while everyone will say they want change, very few people will want to change. An eHealth project is not a success at go–live, although this is a very positive milestone, it has to also meet all business objectives and human objectives, which need to be …

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