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Angular.js Versus the Cult of Health IT Complication

Last week, I mentioned some of the cutting edge software technologies we use at MedicaSoft that many of the giants in non-healthcare industries also use. I thought this week I’d delve a little deeper into one of those technologies – Angular.js. There are many reasons to use Angular. At MedicaSoft, we use it to improve the speed of our development process. Angular enables us to develop and build features quickly and get changes in front of our clinicians for more of their feedback, resulting in less time in between product builds and releases.

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Is the Technology Gap the Reason Why Medical Errors are the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the US?

Hardly a day goes by without some new revelation of an information technology (IT) mess in the United States that seems like an endless round of the old radio show joke contest, “Can You Top This” except that increasingly the joke is on us. From nuclear weapons updated with floppy disks, to critical financial systems in the Department of the Treasury that run on assembler language code (a computer language initially used in the 1950s and typically tied to the hardware for which it was developed), to medical systems that cannot exchange patient records leading to a large number of needless deaths from medical errors.

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Jean Piaget & the Usability of Healthcare Software

The usability of healthcare software, or lack thereof, has been a topic of discussion for several years. The problem has become so widespread that the American Medical Association (AMA) has recently issued a framework for improving the ease of use of EHRs that, in part, includes the reduction of 'cognitive load.' Piaget’s theories can be applied to understanding some of the reasons why many EHRs are just too hard to use. They can provide guidance for finding ways to reduce the cognitive workload that so often hinders the user experience of EHR systems. Read More »

Will An Anti-Innovation Culture In The NHS Kill Off Technological Progress?

Dick Vinegar | Data Management Hub | June 10, 2014

Hackday system has best chance of overcoming bureaucratic regulatory process that stops apps getting traction they need...

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