EHRs, or Electronic Health Records have been slowly gaining headway in the past 10 years. EHRs have been implemented in European countries, for example Estonia has established a national EHR for every citizen, which is used by 95% of physicians and 47% of the population. Of course, not all rollouts run smoothly or to-budget (I’m […]Read More We should look to financial sector for EHR security
Social Media in Healthcare, just another hype? Presentation by Lucien Engelen – Director Radboud REshape & Innovation Center. – NL (@Zorg20) Lucien Engelen Keynote Doctors 2.0 View more presentations from Lucien EngelenRead More Belatedly, my favourite presentation from Doctors 2.0 and You
The nature of communication today means that we are almost always connected to each other in some form or other, whether wired or wireless. We use a variety of methods to communicate about our ‘status’ to our circles, be it through Facebook, Twitter or even good old voice calling. When it comes to communicating about […]Read More I Tweet Your Weight
As with many large corporate entities, pharma companies rely on their IT infrastructure to keep them in business and it can be a mammoth task to plan an upgrade route for hardware (desktops, laptops, servers etc) as well as software. With this in mind, I expect that if you work in a pharma company, you […]Read More a Post-IE6 world
Heads up: I’ve written a post for #HCSMGLOBAL on the global information and communications technology (ICT) gap. #HCSMGLOBAL is the grass roots umbrella organization for regional #HCSM chapters who meet, discuss and influence the healthcare conversation on the social web. If you are connected with healthcare in any way (be it professionally, or maybe as […]Read More #HCSMGLOBAL
I was fortunate enough to attend the South By SouthWest Interactive conference (colloquially ‘Southby’ or SXSW), which benefited from a health ‘track’ that focused on innovation and digital in healthcare. At the event, I attended a number of panels and I would like to share my notes on some of the panels here. So, I […]Read More SXSW feature: The secret life of behaviour change
Last week I predicted Apple would drop the price of the iPad for the launch of the iPad 2. Looks like I was right, as Apple have announced a £100 reduction in the price of the original iPad in the UK, with other countries receiving similar reductions. Whether this is for clearing stock of the […]Read More Right about Xoom and iPad 2
I was pretty excited about the announcements before and during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week. Android was the star of the show, with many many manufacturers showing off hardware that uses the operating system. Forefront in the hype was the tablet-specific iteration, called Honeycomb that will be available on many of the […]Read More Motorola Xooms itself in the foot?
I love the idea that you could fire up an app on your smartphone and check your health records, or if you are a physician, you can peruse the drug interactions for HIV medications on your iPhone. the healthcare ‘mobile revolution’ appears to be starting, and mobile healthcare is predicted to be very big starting […]Read More Will bandwidth capping/throttling scupper Mhealth?
A quick apology to readers of this blog. I really enjoy writing here, but the past month has thrown up a number of challenges. One of these challenges is actually finding something interesting and, importantly, new, to write about. There are so many bloggers out there that I feel I would be doing you a […]Read More Balloon animals