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Electronic Health Records: First, Do No Harm?

David F. Carr | InformationWeek | June 26, 2014

EHRs are commonly promoted as boosting patient safety, but are we all being fooled? InformationWeek Radio investigates. Read More »

IBM Embraces OpenStack For Cloud Offerings

Matthew Broersma | TechWeekEurope | March 5, 2013

At its Pulse conference in Las Vegas IBM announced it will shift all its future cloud products to code based on open standards and open source Read More »

Making the Most of the Possibilities: Design to Engage and Inspire

Amy O’Donnell | FrontlineSMS | August 2, 2012

I’m going to be honest: when I first joined FrontlineSMS I had no idea how much goes into the design of software. Every screen, every button and every function has principled thought behind it.  In 2011, we worked alongside Gabriel White, a User Experience Designer from Small Surfaces, to help translate FrontlineSMS users’ needs into the new design of Version 2. Read More »

The Design Of iOS 7: Simply Confusing

Joshua Topolsky | The Verge | June 10, 2013

What I saw today at Apple's annual WWDC event in the new iOS 7 was a radical departure from the previous design of the company's operating system — what CEO Tim Cook called "a stunning new user interface." But whether this new design is actually good design, well, that's a different story entirely. Read More »

The Future of File Sharing: Integrating Pydio and ownCloud

The open source file sharing ecosystem accommodates a large variety of projects, each supplying their own solution, and each with a different approach. There are a lot of reasons to choose an open source solution rather than commercial solutions like Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, or OneDrive. These solutions offer to take away worries about managing your data but come with certain limitations, including a lack of control and integration into existing infrastructure. There are quite a few file sharing and sync alternatives available to users, including ownCloud and Pydio...

The Postmodern EHR: What are the Enablers?

Traditional monolithic EHR architectures focus on stability and standardization at the expense of agility. Along with innovation, cloud based deployment and integration of things, agility is the main differentiator when describing the requirements of application architecture for the Postmodern EHR. Achieving agility is impossible for the vast majority of healthcare applications today as they are an inseparable mix of code for user interface, decision logic, workflows and data definitions. New architectures promote agility and reuse by turning the applications inside out and layering the four types of programming into portals, rule engines, process engines and XML data. Let’s look at some examples, layer by layer:

The Postmodern EHR: The Data Layer

This second approach entails defining a data layer, which is the most important aspect of the Postmodern EHR architecture from my previous post. Why is this the most important layer? Most healthcare organizations are beginning to realize that their data is more valuable than their applications. Data has become a key asset, since good data is key to improving outcomes, managing chronic disease and enabling population health management. And it needs to be managed for the lifetime of the patient. Which application is going to last that long? What happens to health data when we switch applications?

Three Innovative Tools You Didn’t Think The U.S. Government Could Build

John Paul Titlow | Fast Company | November 11, 2015

After the botched launch of Healthcare.gov in October 2013, it felt like the bugs, headaches, and negative headlines would never stop piling up. But the White House learned its lesson and from the ashes of that blunder, the Obama administration has begun rewiring how government approaches tech. It’s been just over a year since the launch of the U.S. Digital Service (USDS) and the government digital services agency 18F, but the lessons—and poached talent—from Silicon Valley is already infiltrating the federal government and yielding results...

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Ubuntu 13 Challenges Windows 8

Maria Korolov | Network World | July 1, 2013

Ubuntu is becoming a viable desktop replacement for Windows in certain enterprise scenarios Read More »

UX Maturity: An Interview with Simon Norris

UX Booth | UX Booth | December 10, 2015

Simon Norris founded Nomensa in 2001 with the strong belief that the internet should be more inclusive and work more effectively. That belief is one that we at UX Booth can definitely get behind! Just like our readers, Norris believes that digital technology should be both usable and accessible, so much so that he coined the term “humanizing technology” to refer to that need...we’re excited to chat with him and learn more about human psychology, humanized technology, and his experience in the field of UX...

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Is Digitizing Healthcare Making It Less Safe?

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July 1, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join InformationWeek Radio on Tuesday, July 1, at 2:00 PM EST for a discussion with Scot M. Silverstein, M.D., a consultant and professor in the Drexel University informatics program who is a leading critic of the claims made for EHR systems and researches the pitfalls of the software and the way it is implemented. He blogs at Health Care Renewal as InformaticsMD. One of the issues he highlights is that there is no systemattic tracking of medical errors associated with functionality or usability issues of EHRs, making it hard to judge whether their net effect has been positive or negative. Yet there are troubling signs, in everything from academic studies to malpractice claims, that the risks of EHRs have been underestimated and the rush to implement these systems may be misguided. Read More »