Category Archive: Organization review

Nov 26

Antimicrobial resistance battle

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest health threats that mankind faces now and in the coming decades. In the past, resistant infections were associated predominantly with hospitals, but over the last decade this is now being seen in the wider community.  A report published in December 2014 estimated that in total about 700,000 people …

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Jul 12

eMental health Mastermind Project

Depression is characterised by its high incidence, social cost and is a major cause of morbidity worldwide.  eMental Health technology has proven clinical effectiveness in treating depression and other mental illnesses. The MasterMind project* aims to make high quality treatment for depression more widely available for adults suffering from the illness by the use of …

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May 15

USA- ONC ‘making progress’ on interoperability roadmap

  The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is on its way – as best it can tell – to hitting its three-year goals laid out in the January 2015 draft interoperability roadmap. Karen DeSalvo said, “The linear trajectory shows they are making progress.” ONC had ambitiously stated that by the end …

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Apr 14

Estonia’s ehealth results

Estonia is a small northern European country on the Baltic Sea is achieving significantly more than its size would indicate. In July 2014, Estonia  set up the e-Health Working Group, whose mission is to develop the Estonian e-Health Strategic Plan until 2020, along with the e-Health Development Concept until 2025 and its detailed implementation plan 2015–2017. …

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Apr 07

Ireland – €875m on EHR

Ireland is to spend up to €875m rolling out a national electronic health record system (EHR) that will enable patient information to be instantly accessed by approved medical personnel as reported by the irishexaminer last month.  The EHR’s capital costs will be between €345m and €467m over five years, with operating costs of between €302m …

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Mar 24

Apple® makes a big move in healthcare

  This week Apple®  launched CareKit™, a new developer tool that will make it easier to build healthcare apps for iOS devices. The open-source platform will be available in April and should work similarly to ResearchKit, but will focus on patient care.  Apple introduced ResearchKit  last year and are very happy with their success. “We’re …

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Feb 15

Dawn of a new Australian Dynasty

  The “new” Australian Digital Health Agency is coming soon, will it be a new dawn for eHealth in Australia?  The Australian Government is committed to having it fully operational by 1 July 2016 and will be funded jointly by the Commonwealth and the States and Territories.  Once operational, the National E-Health Transition Authority Limited …

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Feb 06

European Institute for Innovation Thr~ugh Health Data

  A new not for profit Institute is being launched next month in Europe which is definitely worth keeping your eye.  It will be guiding and catalysing the best, most efficient and trustworthy uses of health data and interoperability, for optimising health and knowledge discovery.       3 things they do Provide independent governance …

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