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Dan Bowman, from Fierce Health IT, has an interesting opinion piece on the thorny topic of National Patient Identifiers. A recent meeting of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) launched a new ‘challenge’ to develop a private national patient identifier system. The reason, is that current methods of identifying patients in the US are inaccurate, especially so when trying to identify patients across different healthcare providers.

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Digitalhealth.net is reporting that Blackpool teaching hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will deploy the Open Source IMS Maxims software:

Steven Bloor, the trust’s chief information officer, told Digital Health News: “Our existing PAS is the Hearts PAS and it is 25 years old.

“We will be sad to see it go, because it is very stable…

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HIC 2016 - Call for Papers

The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) is pleased to invite you to respond to our Call for Submissions for HIC 2016, Australia’s premier digital health, e-health and health informatics event, to be held from 25 – 27 July 2016 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

With the primary theme of Digital Health Innovation for Consumers, Clinicians, Connectivity,…

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You can now download the entire proceedings of the MEDINFO 2015 conference in Open Access format:

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics Volume 216; Published 2015

Editors: Indra Neil Sarkar, Andrew Georgiou, Paulo Mazzoncini de Azevedo Marques ISBN 978-1-61499-563-0 (print) | 978-1-61499-564-7 (online) Open Access

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Health and Biomedical Informatics is a rapidly…

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Big Data Analytics in Healthcare

A collection of large and complex data sets which are difficult to process using common database management tools or traditional data processing applications.
“Big data refers to the tools, processes and procedures allowing an organization to create manipulate and manage very large data sets and…

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New Post in Clinical Informatics in Kenya

JOB PURPOSE: To develop and support new research initiatives in the field of clinical informatics - the development and use of electronic medical record systems to improve clinical care - in Kenya.

The Health Services Unit led by Prof. Mike English based in Nairobi has conducted several important clinical trials, observational studies, quality of care and implementation studies, and has a multi-disciplinary team spanning…

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Google has just joined the PwC team on the Pentagon EHR proposal:

PwC and Google recently announced a joint business relationship where the two organizations will team together to help companies accelerate their journey to and build trust in the cloud.  The combined advantage of PwC and Google teaming together on the DORHS proposal – along with commercial EHR vendors DSS, Inc. and Medsphere Systems Corporation, MedicaSoft, and systems integrator General Dynamics Information…

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Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 2015 (AIME 2015) Conference
Pavia, Italy, June 17-20, 2015
The AIME 2015 conference will be a unique opportunity to present and improve the international state of the art of AI in Medicine from perspectives of theory, methodology, and application. For this purpose, AIME 2015 will include invited lectures, full and short papers,…
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Trackers by Richard MacManus

Richard MacManus (the founder of the tech website ReadWriteWeb) has written a great book about self-tracking for health called "Trackers". The book is now available for Kindle and iTunes. I'd highly recommend the book for anyone interested in mHealth and self-tracking - Richard writes in a very easy to read style and the book covers a lot of interesting cases of using…

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