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IT Management

How 'AI Hesitancy' is Hindering Healthcare

2019 03 Sep

Artificial intelligence is behind the development of innovative tools that are increasingly used in healthcare, including health chatbots and virtual assistants. Some hospitals have already deployed chatbots to help patients schedule appointments with their doctors. There are also chatbots that assist patients in learning to cope with some chronic conditions. ... Read more

IMAGING Management

Consumers Empowered by Medical Selfies

2019 02 Jul

Taking a medical ‘selfie’ could be key to patient-centred health confirms study from Queensland University of Technology (QUT).   Dr. Kara Burns conducted the research as part of her PhD and discovered consumers felt reassured when they were able to contact their clinicians with visual updates post-care. The two-part study published in Journal... Read more

IT Management

Survey Finds Privacy and Security Key Barriers to Interoperability

2019 02 Jul

  The exchange of health information between hospitals and other provider organisations could result in more efficient delivery of care. A new survey, however, finds that security and data privacy issues continue to pose a big challenge in promoting interoperability in healthcare . The survey was conducted by the Trusted Network Accreditation Program... Read more

IT Management

Privacy & Security Forum 2016

2016 05 Dec

Privacy & Security Forum 2016 -HIMSS Event Playing to Win in the Cyber Era Conquer tomorrow’s most daunting privacy and security threats at the only peer-to-peer networking event focused on healthcare’s unique challenges. From prevention and detection to response and recovery, get practical solutions you can put into action right away. Read more

Executive Health Management

2016 27 Jan

The Hippocratic Oath, one of the most famous texts in medicine, and perhaps one of the most famous oaths in any profession, is seen as a rite of passage when qualifying as a physician. It represents a commitment to, and the upholding of, ethical standards in medicine. As a qualified GP I remember the sense of pride in taking the oath, and my firm belief... Read more

Health Management

Big Data: Opportunities for Healthcare Organisations

2016 05 Jan

Healthcare organisations need to make much better use of the health data that they hold and to share that use with other organisations in order to scale up their learning opportunities and improve the quality and efficiency of the healthcare they provide.  At the level of the individual patient, guideline and decision support systems, notification and... Read more

Health Management

Dipak Kalra

2016 05 Jan

1. What are your key areas of interest and research?  Helping to drive the future evolution of electronic health records (EHRs) to be a rich, holistic and smart information resource to all players involved in healthcare and research. My present areas of focus include semantic interoperability, enabling meaning to be understood by people and computers... Read more

IT Management

Social Media: Should Doctors and Patients Interact?

2015 01 Dec

Social media has dramatically altered the way many of us interact and connect with one another both personally and professionally. The widespread use of these new communication technologies, however, has created a number of potential ethical and legal challenges. This one question, for example: Is it okay to be Facebook friends with your doctor?  ... Read more

IT Management

Figure 1: Crowdsourcing for Clinicians

2015 17 Jul

As its name suggests, Figure 1 is a mobile app for sharing images. Medical professionals can upload photos, x-rays, biopsies and other images of their patients' health conditions or disorders. Figure 1, also referred to as “Instagram for doctors", lets colleagues chime in with comments, questions and potential diagnoses. The app was launched in May... Read more

Executive Health Management

Moral Implications Of Patients Recording Conversations With Physicians

2015 24 Mar

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have conducted a study of the ethical implications of patients and their families secretly recording conversations they have with physicians. Now that smartphones are ubiquitous and equipped with the technology to capture such conversations, the frequency of recordings is expected... Read more