Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ramblings: Soft Launch of NYP-HIMSS Centre of Excellence

While this might be common news amongst the nursing and nursing informatics community in Singapore, it might be somewhat remote to the rest of the local healthcare informatics community given that it is still work-in-progress – HIMSS Asia Pacific is … Continue reading

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Ramblings: Healthcare Innovation 2013, Singapore

As usual, I thought I will provide some updates on the events where I delivered a topic. This post is on Healthcare Innovation 2013 that took place from the 27-28 March at Singapore Marriott Hotel. This “Healthcare Innovation” conference is … Continue reading

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Ramblings: Why it is important for us to help Low And Medium Income Countries

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a Continuing Medical Education (CME) session conducted by the College of Public Health and Occupational Physician, Singapore at the Duke-NUS campus in Singapore General Hospital. (Thanks to Dr. Jeremy Lim of Insights Health Associates … Continue reading

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$8 camera, iPhone a breakthrough for diagnosing intestinal worms

I would like to share an article from The Australian that illustrates  what I  teach in the classroom (for my health informatics courses); Innovation doesn’t need to be expensive Effective implementation of health informatics doesn’t have to be expensive Its all about being … Continue reading

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New software could help cut hospital admissions

Researchers from The University of Manchester, UK is demonstrating a new software, which will allow GP practice managers to improve healthcare for chronic illnesses including strokes, Alzheimer’s and cancer. Do you see a trend here? Experts have devised a computer programme … Continue reading

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Web-based tool charts disease, risk factors around the world

I would like to share an article from the Washington Post, on the utilisation of Data collected via web-based tools, to track disease and risk factors over the world (Public Health). Do you see a trend here? Interactive graphics showing how causes … Continue reading

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Ramblings: Big Data or Clinical Trials or both?

This article from New York Times illustrates the potential of drawing large amount of unstructured data (Big Data) in identifying medication safety, not just in the clinical setting but also the potential of addressing it in a public health context … Continue reading

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Ramblings: Speaking Slots for 2013

In line with binaryHealthCare’s mission, speaking at industry and academic conferences has always played a big part in my efforts for knowledge transfer and 2013 is no exception 🙂 . As per usual, I have speaking slots lined up throughout … Continue reading

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Salford PhD student develops revolutionary elderly care robot

While the concept of having robots help in elder care isn’t a new one, this particular project at the University of Salford caught my attention – because the robot can tell jokes! Antonio Espingardeiro, who is studying in Salford Business School … Continue reading

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Lack of Male Hormone Means Eunuchs Lived Longer

I thought I’ll share something ‘light’ with you guys – want to live longer? (I got this from Chosun.com). During the Chosun Dynasty, poor young men often chose to castrate themselves to live within the relative comfort of the palace … Continue reading

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