This summer I wrote about the SEIPS Course on HFE and Patient Safety and that I thought it would be a useful. I was unable to attend it but one of my readers, Satish, did attend it and he was gracious enough to provide a review… Read More
Kathy Sierra ponders why it’s so hard to get users to upgrade. If you’re in the software business upgrades mean income and Kathy’s posting is a good summary on what it might take to get users to upgrade.
Healia, which I wrote about a few months back, is a consumer-focused health search engine which makes it easier to find healthcare-specific information. A new version of the software is being introduced, with the following added features: Enhanced the accuracy and performance of the filtering… Read More
In case you haven’t seen them before, it’s interesting to look at how different computer languages implementations fare on different hardware. Check them out at The Computer Language Shootout Benchmarks.
Many of us run to reporting and analytics vendors because our users scream for reports and we think that if we “just give them a tool” they will be able to make things work and get their own reports. Most of us are finding that… Read More
Dennis de Champeaux, who runs Ontooo, questioned the viability of eHealth last year. He argued the US has not been able to achieve cost effective quality healthcare (which is eHealth’s key potential contribution) and there is no stakeholder that eHealth can do business with. His post… Read More
One of the most difficult tasks I have seen my customers grapple with as I advise them on technology strategy for their information management needs is how to get a handle on those pesky Microsoft Access and Excel “files”. While we tend to treat these “documents”… Read More
My friend Eric Spiegel just finished a nice article on working with startups. It’s a great explanation to customers on why they should do it and what some of the challenges are. The challenge that early stage firms encounter is that customers don’t usually understand they need… Read More
NIST Special Publication 800-95 addresses security needs for networks in which automated Web services are being deployed in service-oriented architectures. It’s only in draft but it covers the basics fairly well. If you’re doing business with the government and you plan to offer consumable services… Read More
Our health IT databases, like in most other industries, are growing fast and sometime out of control. Every time we turn around there’s another database vendor, small access database, a big Excel file, or embedded database to contend with. Here are some quick but not… Read More