Tag Archive: Healthcare information technology

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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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 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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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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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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