Tag Archive: Healthcare informatics

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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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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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 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 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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Oct 23

India’s National eHealth Authority taking shape

Just over a year after the Modi government came to power it released a concept note announcing its plans for a National eHealth Authority (NeHA) under the ‘Digital India’ campaign. The promotional and regulatory body, it said, would guide and support India’s journey in eHealth and leverage the benefits of information and communication technology (ICT) …

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Oct 06

Virtual Reality a game changer in health

The race is on to build better and cheaper Virtual Reality sets with the likes of Facebook Inc., Sony Corp. and HTC  Corp. all competing. With the phenomenal success of Pokémon in augmenting reality, it would be naïve not to look at how these technologies can help the treatment of many conditions. Especially as we …

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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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