Monthly Archives: February 2008

Google CEO unveils Google Health

HIMSS 2008 (Orlando) is indeed churning out lots of interesting updates 🙂 If you noticed, I didn’t really blog much on HIMSS 2008, this is mainly due to 2 reasons; The HIMSS08 Online Daily provides rather comprehensive updates on the daily ongoings … Continue reading

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I think I have found a perfect topic for a Phd thesis : E-iatrogenesis. “E-iatrogenesis,” is widely used to describe the unintended consequences generated by HIT systems and how they impact workflow and affect quality. One of my pet interest is … Continue reading

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Project management offices offer planning expertise

I must be hitting my buttons right (I reckon its about time to polish up the resume of mine). “When healthcare executives complain IT projects are failing; absence of a defined, uniform and enforced project management process is the likely … Continue reading

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IT collaboration enhances clinical engineering effectiveness

Kenneth Maddock, corporate director of biomedical technology services for the Baylor Healthcare System in Dallas shares the same sentiments with me on one particular issue. Biomedical Engineering Department and IT Departments should work hand in hand. If you noticed (in … Continue reading

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Kolodner: Health IT is not a magic bullet; needs help and personal perspective

“The future of healthcare is the delivery of care—better health (prevention rather than responding after onset of a chronic condition), coordinated care (barriers to care at multiple sites eliminated), convenient care (widespread telecare and telemonitoring) and increased self care” “My … Continue reading

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Health informatics one of the ‘grand challenges’

It seems that the advancement of Health Informatics has been listed as one of the 21st century’s greatest challenges by a panel of leading engineers and scientists, such is the importance of Healthcare Informatics Evangelism 🙂 (Can someone give me … Continue reading

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Google, Cleveland Clinic partner for EHR pilot program

Check it out folks, the Cleveland Clinic is partnering with Google to launch a pilot program that will use Google’s new services to provide patients with greater control and access to medical records. The pilot will test the secure exchange … Continue reading

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Healthcare reform must include IT issues

“Members of the Health IT Now Coalition and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) urged Congress to move ahead with health IT legislation such as the Promoting Health Information Technology Act. The bill would establish a public/private group to recommend … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart partners with hospitals to rapidly expand in-store clinics

USA: “Wal-Mart recently announced plans to partner with community hospitals across the country to open up 400 new retail clinics inside its stores by 2010, in addition to the 55 it already houses. Thirteen of those are owned and operated … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi Lies

I chanced upon this great article at Enterprise Imaging by Jim McCarthy on the “top 10 myths on Wi-Fi deployment in a healthcare setting”. I always wanted to write an article on Wi-Fi in a hospital environment but never really got … Continue reading

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