I have received many comments on my recent Data Models in Healthcare series of articles and all of them have been pretty good. One of the more detailed and thoughtful responses came from Daniel Essin, a physician who is the Director of Medical Informatics at… Read More
A reader (thanks Ed) just sent me this link to the Healthcare Services Specification Project that I thought might interest many of you. They describe their project as: This project is a collaborative effort between Health Level Seven and the Object Management Group to identify… Read More
Health-IT World.com recently published my Introduction to Dynamic Data Models in Healthcare article. It’s a follow-on to my Healthcare Data Models Matter column from a couple of weeks ago.
I met the founders of SensibleVision, creators of the Fast Access computer security and access control software, at HIMSS a few weeks ago. I was fascinated because it’s one of those few security applications that you can understand in under a minute. Fast Access is… Read More
An editor from a large health IT publication with both a print and online presence has asked me if I know any folks looking to do any freelance writing on “practical” health IT topics. If you’re interested, drop me a note.
I’m a patent holder and I train patent examiners on technology topics so I often see and sometimes work with the folks at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). If all you know about the USPTO is what you read in the newspapers you… Read More
Dmitriy over at HealthVoices just posted about the medical blog aggregating “debate”. In case you’re not aware, HealthVoices is both a medical blog content aggregator and a blogging community where medical bloggers can get national recoginition for their writing. I met Dmitriy at HIMSS and… Read More
The AAFP has a shiny new white paper with tips on how to use EHRs in the exam room. They say “with a thoughtful approach, you can maintain your focus on the patient.” In their introduction they point out that most people talk about how… Read More
My friend Adam Weinstein, a senior engineer at CardinalHealth, pointed me to the iHealthReports Open Source Primer for Healthcare whitepaper. Since it’s a primer it’s not too enlighting for many of us who’ve been in open source for a while but it’s quite good as… Read More
With all the great “community-focused” work going on in the healthcare world, we can see growth in community-powered clinical information. Projects like ClinWiki are letting contributors build unmoderated (or less-moderated) clinical knowledge bases. I read this nice article this month about Wikipedia and how it… Read More