Category Archive: Blog

Apr 19

Gamification of Health is not just for the high rollers

Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts as defined by Wikipedia. Gamification techniques strive to leverage people’s natural desires for socializing, learning, mastery, competition, achievement, status, self-expression, altruism, or closure. Early gamification strategies use rewards for players who accomplish desired tasks or competition to engage players. This is often …

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Apr 01

Terminology “as a Service”

  In this era of the ‘’as a service’’ models we need to be looking for easier ways of implementing  standards needed to support eHealth tools like decision support and analytics. No longer should standards be something we see in passing. We need ways to implement and update them quickly and efficiently into mainstream eHealth …

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Mar 26

What data can I move to the cloud?

Cloud computing definitely has a role in eHealth. In other industries, mid-size and large organizations now have some level of investment in the cloud, and what data is being stored in the cloud is growing steadily.   But like the other industry sectors, not everything should go to the cloud, and your Cloud strategy needs to …

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Mar 03

Clinical Data Standards where do I start?

Implementing Clinical data standards or more importantly ensuring that any  software you buy is standards compliant is a difficult but necessary process if you are hoping to be able to share data with a national repository, your local health ecosystem or your patients. For this to happen at a minimum the address details, especially the …

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Feb 17

“Internet of Me”, anything but average

My health is unique to me and so should the treatment I receive and any the technology I use to manage my health.  The Internet, social media and smart devices are connecting information and technology in new ways to ensure that I have the right information at the right time for my circumstances from my …

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Feb 01

Visualize your data

  Data visualization describes any effort to help people understand the significance of data by placing it in a visual context. Patterns, trends and correlations that might go undetected in text-based data can be exposed and recognized easier with data visualization software. I decided to put this to the test and visualize our international eHealth experience at eHealthMasterminds. In Healthcare data visualization …

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Jan 21

eHealth innovation inequalities

Healthcare is an area where you see major inequalities in the implementation of innovation.  Therapeutics has seen unparalleled advances in technologies in the last two decades with great success stories such as cochlear implants and diabetes pumps changing people’s quality of life. Yet the implementation of technology to support the system that delivers the care …

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Jan 04

Integrated care – can they work together?

Can integrated care really work when it requires more than one enterprise delivering that health care to work together or are these species just too different.  Does this mean a radical, wholesale shift in the way that services are organised, delivered, costed and measured.  How will new care pathways be developed, duplication eradicated, model treatment …

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Dec 28

Why do we need person centred care?

All stakeholders in health are in agreement that improving individual’s health and well-being, preventing the need for healthcare services and optimizing healthcare delivery when needed requires a holistic approach and a move away from the traditional sickness episodic models of care to person centred care. Medical institutions are building patient satisfaction and a successful patient …

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Dec 05

Person controlled health

Healthcare is at a crisis point with costs spiralling out of control and outcomes only marginally improving, if at all in many countries. We have been waiting a long time for “the next big thing”, a disruption that will change this trajectory. Disruptions in other industries like Uber and Airbnb were only possible when people …

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