Tag Archive: Innovation

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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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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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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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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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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