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Breadth and Depth of Health Informatics: Notes from the American Medical Informatics Association

Guest post by Sam Wambugu, Senior Health Informatics Specialist with MEASURE Evaluation

Last week was a great one for health informatics practitioners and enthusiasts in America and around the world with the convening of the annual American Medical Informatics Association’s (AMIA) annual conference in San Francisco. 699 more words

Global Health

Why IT people can't build information systems

(on their own)

Every so often I remember how we were taught to build information systems and software. One of the steps is called ‘requirements capture’. 735 more words

Health Informatics

Bridging the interop chasms

The dilemma for implementers is: how to standardise clinical content yet use it in different clinical scenarios? How to lock down clinical content yet express variation in clinician requirements. 1,467 more words

Health Informatics

Health Information Systems part 2:5 some suggestions

This series has attempted to go back and dig around in the roots of technology and health information systems thinking and higlight where it has had an impact on the NHS. 414 more words


health information systems - clinical expertise, part 2:3

It has been noted in many evaluations of health information systems about the lack of clinical voices in the design and development of the system and not just NHS Programme for IT but across the world; where the complexity of clinical processes is either underestimated, misunderstood or not taken into account at all 1 Health information systems do not undergo the same evaluation for efficacy and safety as with clinical trials. 549 more words


Using smartphone app led to lower blood pressure

This study examined a mobile phone-based self-management app for people with high blood pressure. Fifty people from Sweden used the app daily for eight weeks. They inputted self-reported blood pressure, pulse, symptoms, lifestyle activities and well-being. 64 more words

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