Most EHR systems do not excel at coordinating care across multiple sites and clinicians. At a minimum, care coordination requires support for data sharing, synchronous/asynchronous communications, role-based information access and workflow support. Creating an ideal system for managing care across people and sites presents interesting architectural and workflow
As you may have noticed, I have been posting less frequently than usual over the last few months. The simplest explanation for the lack of posts? The human condition or stated differently, “everyday brings enough trouble of its own.” Now that things have sorted themselves out, I look forward
Now that EHR adoption has increased, data quality issues are receiving more attention. Unfortunately, data quality is difficult to define. Weiskopf and Weng make this point exceptionally well in their paper Methods and Dimensions of Electronic Health Record Data Quality Assessment: Enabling Reuse for Clinical Research. Data quality is the
Over the past year, I have been watching for evidence that NoSQL data management solutions are making their way into healthcare. A few startups that use NoSQL data stores have contacted me, but otherwise news of healthcare applications has been scarce. The number of hits on the MongoDB post (Investigating
Well, here is the forum promised in the last post. As with any forum, the main goal is to build a community where ideas, tips, and techniques can be shared and debated. This being new territory for me, I worry about security issues as well as whether the forum will
For the last two years, massive online open courses (MOOCs) have been quietly making headway as educational tools. However, the joint announcement by Georgia Tech and Udacity stating they would offer a masters degree in computer science for only about $7000 changes everything. Georgia Tech is not a chump school.
Software development is one of the main topics that I discuss on this blog. When I decided to focus on the formal aspects of software development, my first inclination was to learn about the deep things of software architecture. This was so much easier said than done. What I discovered,