Healthcare IT

Hospital Fined $387,000 for HIPAA Violation

Unlawful disclosure of protected health information (PHI) has cost a New York City hospital a $387,000 settlement with the U.S. Department of... Read more

Mining EHR Data for Improved Outcomes

Increasing use of EHRs makes them a valuable source of important clinical data. Currently, three large academic medical centres in the U.S.... Read more

ECRI Institute Issues Free Public Resource to Protect Hospitals from Ransomware Attacks

ECRI Institute Issues Free Public Resource to Protect Hospitals from Ransomware Attacks

New guidance gives do’s and don’ts for protecting medical devices from becoming compromised Ransomware is a form of computer malware that... Read more

HHS: Healthcare Facing an Infosec Staffing Crisis

Talent is in such a short supply when it comes to hiring information security professionals, leaving nearly three out of four hospitals without... Read more

Interim CIOs - The Important Role They Play

For a Chief Information Officer serving in an interim capacity, one major task he/she needs to focus on is assisting with the successful... Read more

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It’s time to address the Amazon in the room Anyone who has been to the future can predict what Amazon will do next. However, to the skilled observer, all the pieces are laid out—the elements are on the table. It will simply be a connect-the-dots moment to realise the big bang that we are about to experience. For the last 25 years,... Read more

In this space I explore monthly topics, from concepts to technologies, related to the necessary steps to build Digital Healthcare Systems. For the month of April 2021, I have invited João Santinha to co-author a brief article on ‘AI, Medical Liability, in a "Moving" Image’. We dive into the December 2020 topic and focus on the medical liability... Read more

Important response to COVID-19 The thought of returning to pre-COVID conditions is on everyone’s mind. This includes business owners who have been hard hit by the pandemic. However, they have also pivoted and acclimatised well during this period.   They have been able to do so through, among other things, digital marketing. The... Read more

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IT Management

Taking the Mystery Out of Machine Learning

2017 06 Apr

Radiologists have been taught to fear machine learning.  It means what it says, a machine can learn.  It is an inherently frightening concept.  It is almost a shame to put such a label on the process, because it is not really new.  Remember Fuzzy Logic?  Neural Networks?  We were all impressed that a computer could recognize the letter “A”, but that... Read more

IT Management

Seven Steps to a More Efficient and Resilient IT Solution

2017 20 Feb

Efficient patient-centric care models require consolidating mountains of data. Acquisitions and regionalization further compound the challenge. How does an organization capitalize on what could easily become a liability?   Fredrik Gustavsson, Sectra CTO, sums up the answer simply, “Don’t buy technology. Buy solutions for your clinical pathways.”... Read more

IT Management

Canterbury Hospital, Australia

2016 15 Nov

Located in Sydney’s Inner west, Canterbury Hospital has just over 200 beds. DT Research and its partner, HPA supplied 49 Carts with DT592BU Medical-Cart Computers to Canterbury in June 2016. Canterbury uses Surginet (Cerner) for theatre & recovery eMR applications on their PC’s Source & Image Credit:  DT Research Read more

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 Meysam Poorkavoos

Compassion

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 Alika LaFontaine

One Nation, Two Healthcare Systems

The Canadian medical system has integrated several paradigm-shifting...

 Xavier Corbella

Leading Change as a Physician

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Improving Healthcare: The Role of the Human Factors Specialist

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Dr. Philipp Brantner

3D printing - an interdisciplinary lab

3D printing will most likely transform the medical field as it presents...

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