People like to lament interoperability standards for not meeting their expectations. It’s easy to understand why when you look at the way interoperability standards are marketed with promises to do everything from reducing costs to solving world hunger. Most people expect the standard they are implementing to help them achieve the holy grail of interoperability, … Continue reading The Rising Importance of Organizational Interoperability
The eHealth 2013 Showcase promises a revamped experience with value for new and returning participants. Step away from the din of the tradeshow floor into a clinical setting of the not so distant future where patients and their data flow seamlessly from one care setting to the next. Immerse yourself in the clinical experience of … Continue reading An Insider’s Look into the eHealth Conference Showcase
“You can do anything, but not everything.” — David Allen You can’t be great at everything. This is particularly true in the world of hospital information systems (HIS) and electronic medical records (EMRs). They do an amazing job of capturing, processing and visualizing an array of core data, but will never be able to satisfy … Continue reading Will We See SMART on FHIR in Canada?
8 billion dollars. That’s the amount invested in Ontario’s EHR between 2002-2015 according to the Ontario auditor general. The good news is that according to Ed Clark, Ontarians have received 5.7 billion dollars in value between 2007-2015, and the benefits received will continue to outpace investments. However, overall costs of care will continue to rise and … Continue reading How Open is Your System Architecture?
Sit, walk, or run, but don’t wobble – Zen proverb In the context of the introductory proverb, sitting is a metaphor for contemplation and reflection prior to action. The need for innovation in healthcare is well known. The sheer prevalence of the word in provincial health strategies is an indication that governments have been contemplating … Continue reading Government Role in Open Innovation