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IBM Goes Big

3301406219?profile=originalIBM has teamed up with Emory University Hospital to launch two separate projects with two top health systems. One involves the use of big data to help clinicians provide predictive care at Emory University Hospital. The other, again by employing big data analytics, is…

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Eliminating Medical Errors through Good Design

3301411584?profile=RESIZE_180x180A British research team has studied life-threatening hospital errors and then attempted to reduce them by designing suitable devices.

 

“In the 1970s, an engineer named Jeffrey Cooper noticed how poorly much of the equipment used by anesthesiologists was designed. Turning a dial clockwise on some machines decreased anesthetic concentration,…

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Mobile App for Mental Illness developed

3301400505?profile=originalThe New Hampshire Public Radio has reported that Dartmouth researchers are capitalizing on the widespread use of mobile devices by developing mobile health applications to help treat individuals with mental illnesses.

 

“Although underserved populations often cannot afford personal computers, a significant portion of them use smartphones to…

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End of Enterprise IT Predicted

3301411727?profile=RESIZE_180x180The Co-Chairman of Health 2.0 has said that desktops and enterprise systems in healthcare will disappear with the rise of mobile technology and cloud-based solutions.

 

“Speaking at EHI Live 2013, Matthew Holt, who runs the American health conference in Silicon Valley, said that as more patient information is collected and shared…

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M.Sc. Health Informatics

Department of Health Information Management, School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS) in collaboration with School of Information Sciences (SOIS), Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, INDIA is launching M.Sc. Health Informatics Program (2 Years-4 Semester) from the academic year - July 2014.

 

We are offering two specializations under the above program:

1.Healthcare IT Management

2.Software Development and…

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Maternity Module Trialled by Midwives

3301411450?profile=RESIZE_180x180The Myrddin patient administration system for community midwives is being piloted by Powys Health Board in Wales.

 

“The health board went live with the maternity module of the PAS earlier this month. It gives midwives remote access to the system, which allows them to review and update mother and baby details on laptops during home…

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Mobile Health Apps – Consumer Use Limited

3301404214?profile=RESIZE_180x180According to a new report by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, few health-related mobile applications have gained popularity among consumers.

 

“For the study, researchers examined about 16,275 mobile apps that they determined had "genuine" health content for consumers (Comstock, …

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Weekly Newsletter 8 November 2013

This newsletter contains this weeks blog posts, events and forum discussions from the Health Informatics Forum.

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Health IT still has work to do on patient engagement

According to a new study, despite billions of incentive dollars being injected into the healthcare system in an attempt to spur on health…

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WebMD adds patient portal

3301414523?profile=RESIZE_180x180After acquiring Avado for an undisclosed sum, WebMD, which so far has focused on healthcare content, will be adding patient engagement technology to its portfolio.

 

“Avado's patient portal is designed to help doctors and patients interact through messaging, reminders and appointment scheduling using EMR-agnostic technology. During its…

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NHS Digital Reform – A Necessity

3301413091?profile=RESIZE_180x180With the NHS turning 65 this year, the world’s second largest funded organisation is experiencing the most challenging times since it was formed in 1948.

 

“The recent publication of the Keogh review looking into 14 hospital trusts has sent shockwaves at a national level to the quality of healthcare in the NHS. In many cases, the problems…

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Medical Apps have too little medical input

3301412064?profile=RESIZE_180x180Richard Brady, a surgical registrar, has been telling Lis Evenstad that more regulation is needed.  He is worried that too many medical apps have too little medical input and some may even be unsafe.

 

The ‘smartphone generation’ of junior doctors expects to use their phones at work, but there are remarkably few…

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Weekly Newsletter 1 November 2013

Welcome to our new weekly newsletter! This newsletter contains this weeks blog posts, events and forum discussions from the Health Informatics Forum.

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Health IT apps!  Most show muted growth

According to a new HIMSS Analytics report, only a select few health IT applications are forging ahead in record growth with big…

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3301408593?profile=RESIZE_180x180Every population, every country, every government is a participant in a global trial and error.  Each faces different situations and therefore, their approach to healthcare is different.  But, as global health leaders see it, all can learn from others successes and struggles to help simplify and improve their respective strategies.  Health…

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Computers to become more like your brain

3301410954?profile=RESIZE_180x180The human brain is to be used as a template for breakthrough designs by Big Blue.  Brace yourself for a supercomputer that’s cooled and powered by electronic blood and small enough to fit in a rucksack!

 

“Through research projects expected to take a decade, Big Blue is using biological and manufactured forms of computing to learn…

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Health IT apps! Most show muted growth

3301399288?profile=originalAccording to a new HIMSS Analytics report, only a select few health IT applications are forging ahead in record growth with big market potential.  Many health IT applications are now approaching their market saturation point, as they are now installed at more than 75% of US hospitals.

 

“The study, which highlights health information…

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Will Nike’s Fuelband motivate you to exercise?

3301409451?profile=RESIZE_180x180Can a wristband really lead you to better health?  Nike claims that its new activity-tracking Fuelband SE will motivate people to exercise more.

 

“Back in 2009, Nike vice-president of digital sport Stefan Olander and his team had an idea: what if a person could track how much they've moved in a day, just by glancing at their…

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3301395358?profile=RESIZE_180x180Every household in England will soon receive a patient information leaflet about the controversial care.data programme at a cost to the government of a massive £1m.

 

As part of a joint £2m public awareness campaign being run by NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre, 22m homes will receive the leaflet…

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