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I Wonder Where This System Announced By The Non E-Health Minister Fits In The E-Health World?

This release appeared during the week.Electronic Donor Record Enhances Australian Organ and Tissue Donation ProcessesAssistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash has announced a new national clinical information system to streamline organ...Show More Summary

How to provide a more intuitive user interface for clinicians and patients

Clinicians have told me they want a simplified, more intuitive user interface to clinical systems and all of the other applications they use on a daily basis. I also hear the same thing from health insurance companies and healthcare organizations that...(read more)

Supreme Court Waves Off Software Industry: Bad for HIT

Healthcare depends on new and innovative ideas — often constructed with software. EHRs, HIEs, CPOE, clinical content, medical devices, and numerous medical products are completely or mostly built with software. National governments have helped stimulate innovation over the centuries through … Continue reading ?

Interview with Todd Dunsirn of True Process

A while back I had the opportunity to chat with Todd Dunsirn, the CEO of True Process. True Process provides products and services to both hospitals and various manufacturers. The company is focused on the point of care market offering a medication administration solution and a medical device data system. What was the genesis for […]

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 14th July, 2014.

Here are a few I have come across the last week or so.Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require...Show More Summary

The Parliamentary Library Provides A Post Budget Briefing On E-Health. Good To See What The Politicians Are Being Told.

This appeared a little while ago:Budget Review 2014–15 IndexDr Rhonda Jolly and Amanda BiggsE health Since the 1990s, e health has been increasingly seen by most developed countries as central to the provision of current and future high quality, patient-centred care. Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 226 – Results – 14th July, 2014.

Here are the results of the poll.Do You Think The New Senate Will Pass The Medicare Co-Payment?Yes 8% (4) Possibly 4% (2) Neutral 0% (0) Probably Not 62% (33) No Way 19% (10) I Have No Idea 8% (4) Total votes: 53 The majority seem to...Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 12th July, 2014.

Here are a few I have come across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration...Show More Summary

Unity Farm Journal - Second Week of July 2014

I returned from Japan to find that 9 baby guineas (keets) raised by ducks had hatched. We have one adult white guinea and its genetics seem recessive - of the 100+ keets we’ve hatched there have been no whites. In this batch, we finally got a white. Show More Summary

The Risks Of Health IT Are Coming Up More And More Regularly. Where There Is Smoke There Is Fire!

This appeared a little while ago.Electronic Health Records: First, Do No Harm?6/26/2014 09:06 AMDavid F CarrEHRs are commonly promoted as boosting patient safety, but are we all being fooled? InformationWeek Radio investigates.One of...Show More Summary

Promoting Patient Safety by Managing Health IT Risks

Everyone agrees that health IT safety is important.  Promoting Patient Safety Through Effective Health Information Technology Risk Management is a research report that looks into the challenges faced by hospitals and ambulatory practices...Show More Summary

EHR Implementation Remains Top Concern Among Physicians, Practices

As more physicians and medical practices work toward meaningful use of an EHR, getting the technology seamlessly integrated into daily work flow continues to be a main concern. For the second straight year, EHR adoption and implementation issues were ranked as the most pressing information technology problem by respondents of the Physicians Practice 2014 Technology […]

Technology Advancements in Plastic Surgery

On this site we typically focus on the technology that helps streamline patient record keeping and health information and discovery. Today, though, we thought it would be a good idea to take a break and focus on the technology that is revolutionizing medicine itself. It seems like every day there is a new breakthrough happening […]

Review Of The Ongoing Post - Budget Controversy 10th July 2014. It Is Sure Going On and On!

Budget Night was on Tuesday 13th May, 2014 and the fuss has still not settled by a long shot.Here are some of the more interesting articles I have spotted this seventh week since it was released. It was interesting to see the AMA President continue come out so strongly against the co-payment. Show More Summary

Messaging Middleware Market Segmentation & Adoption

The previous post in this series suggested a set of characteristics to define the messaging middleware market and described the typical product architecture for these systems. In this post, we’ll look at ways the market may be segmented and how the market is adopting these systems. Market Segmentation Market segmentation is the dividing of a […]

Electronic Health Record solutions don’t make errors, people do

HealthITNews reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expressing increased alarm about patient care errors that are being introduced as a result of poorly designed or poorly implemented electronic health record solutions. The US...(read more)

Crafting a Next Generation IT strategy

During my 16 years as CIO, I’ve witnessed the transition from client server to web, from desktops to mobile, and from locally hosted to cloud. As Beth Israel Deaconess merges and acquires more hospitals, more practices and more careShow More Summary

If Managed Well It Looks Like The Opt-Out Approach For Shared Electronic Record Can Work.

This appeared a little while ago.SCR reaches 40m patients2 July 2014 Sam Sachdeva The NHS Summary Care Record has hit the 40m patient mark, just over a year after low usage rates led to calls for it to be scrapped.NHS England says it...Show More Summary

Critical Access Hospitals Report Challenges, Yet Forge Ahead with Advanced Health IT Capabilities

Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), some with a census of fewer than 10 patients, are the smallest of the small rural hospitals. In some regions, such as frontier areas, a CAH may be the only local health care provider serving an areaShow More Summary

Sometimes The Headline Does Not Quite Reflect What The Article Actually Says!

This appeared last week:Hambleton gains industry’s approval The Australian July 01, 2014 12:00AM THE appointment of Steve Hambleton as chairman of the ­National E-Health Transition Authority has been welcomed by the industry, which hopes...Show More Summary

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