Search Tag: data sharing

IT Management

New Global Platform to Pool COVID-19 Data

2020 16 May

This month the World Health Organization (WHO) will be launching a platform for open, collaborative sharing of knowledge, data and intellectual property on existing and new health tools to combat COVID-19.   You may also like : Planning Your Surge Capacity: Useful Tools   According to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Mindray signs PSM’s Open Data Pledge & becomes 90th company to join to improve patient safety

2019 07 Jun

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) announced today that the global medical device developer and manufacturer Mindray has become the 90th company to sign the PSMF’s Open Data Pledge, demonstrating its commitment to improving patient safety through data sharing. “We are excited to have Mindray join the Patient Safety Movement,” said... Read more

Executive Health Management

Enhancing precision medicine: sharing and reusing data

2019 22 May

The FAIR4Health project supports wider publicly-funded health data use   How FAIR4Health aims to enable safe and ethical sharing of all data and metadata derived from publicly-funded research.   The FAIR principles are intended to ensure that people and machines can reuse data. These principles are designed to be applied to data and metadata... Read more

IMAGING Management

AI ethical-legal issues: CAR White Paper

2019 10 Apr

Artificial intelligence ( AI ) software that analyses medical images is becoming increasingly prevalent. However, the promise of AI as a tool for promoting and enhancing personalised medicine can only be fulfilled with access to large quantities of medical data from patients. This data could be used for purposes such as predicting disease, diagnosis,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Pros and cons of data sharing in radiological research

2018 29 Aug

Data sharing is still not very common in the field of clinical research compared to other fields such as genetics, astronomy or physics. However, data sharing could be useful keeping in mind the patient-centred nature of medical research as well as the expectation that clinical data could provide benefit to all stakeholders.  The process of... Read more

IT Management

Medical Mix Up? Patient Identity

2016 25 Jan

Electronic health information exchange (HIE) is supposed to make coordination between care teams easier, resulting in a better patient experience. It's therefore important for hospitals to ensure that patients' records are correct — ie, no erroneous entries. However, errors in typing in names and numbers are rather common, given that many different... Read more

IT Management

EHR Security in UK in Question

2015 19 Oct

Most patients in the UK (79 percent) would worry about the security of their health record if this was part of a national electronic health record (EHR) system, according to a new study published in the journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making . The finding highlights the need for intensive public education and engagement initiatives to... Read more

IT Management

Demand for Digital Connection

2015 06 Oct

Americans prefer doctors who are digitally savvy and demand a connected healthcare experience, a new Surescripts survey finds. Sixty-eight percent of the more than 1,000 respondents to the nationwide survey say that practices that have adopted technology to replace outdated methods of administrative tasks, such as scheduling appointments online, provide... Read more

IT Management

Connecting Healthcare Data - Interoperability

2015 22 Sep

While people often take for granted the convenience of being able to withdraw money from an ATM hundreds of miles from home or call someone in another cellphone network, that same sort of universal operability has yet to be achieved for the electronic exchange of patient information, according to an article in JAMA 's Medical News & Perspectives section.... Read more

IT Management

IT Innovations for Enhanced Care

2015 13 Apr

The proper collection, management and utilisation of health information play a critical role in modern healthcare. Electronic health records (EHR) serve as the main carrier of medical information, and emerging information technologies — health sensing, big data analysis and cloud computing — provide great potential for facilitating research and improving... Read more