This morning one of my readers (a doctor) posed a great question: Why is there no “Red Hat” equivalent in medicine? I come from a family with members in VC and keep getting pitches for proprietary software for everything from EHR/PHR to radiology PACS systems… Read More
Dr. Clifford Goldsmith, Director of the Provider Industry group in Microsoft’s Healthcare and Life Sciences unit, had some great ideas in his recent Windows Media Center (MCE) for eHealth article. As a regular user of MCE I totally agree with him that it’s a good… Read More
Neil’s been putting together some nice health IT blog articles for some time but I recently caught his excellent podcast interview with Fred Trotter of ClearHealth. The details are available here. It’s worth checking out.
Roedy Green published a great article on something most of us in health IT deal with regularly: code that’s difficult to manage and maintain. He says you can ensure a job for life if you learn How To Write Unmaintainable Code. From his introduction: In… Read More
A new forum for discussion of healthcare software and issues is available at FLOSS Healthcare Community. It’s not a US-based site (European) but could still have plenty of applicability to our requirements here in the USA.
From the HITOP mission statement introduction: The Health Information Technology Ontology Project (HITOP) Work Group is a federal group that will make recommendations for systematically improving healthcare while reducing healthcare cost. Achievement of semantic interoperability through the use of ontology software in high priority health… Read More
IBM’s alphaWorks has announced an update to their Unstructured Information Management Architecture SDK. It’s a fascinating tool for use in our industry, though it was not designed specifically for healthcare applications. As we all know the majority of healthcare information is unstructured in nature but… Read More
Although this post is not exactly about healthcare IT, it is about enabling healthcare IT by getting some money for your startup. I talk regularly to entrepreneurs who pitch ideas (which is one of my favorite parts of blogging) and many of them aren’t sure… Read More
Will Weider over at Candid CIO posted a great new article: ET and Software Demonstrations. I especially loved what he said about the “Cannit” part of software demonstrations: I know I am trapped in a bad demonstration when a volley begins between participants and demonstrators.… Read More
A big challenge these days in remote diagnosis technology is getting those big images sent from one place to another. World Changing reported recently about File Compression for Remote Diagnosis. Jamais Cascio said: Researchers have known for a few years now that applying a mathematical… Read More