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Health information workforce needs support in digital framework

The Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) has recently made a submission to the Australian Digital Health Agency’s framework for action. They have made a number of recommendations concerning the role of the health information manager (HIM) workforce and the importance of ensuring data and information quality. “If the development of [the workforce] is … Continue reading Health information workforce needs support in digital framework

Breaking the data silos conference analyses benefits of data sharing

GeHCo attended the Breaking the data silos conference held in Canberra last month. Data experts from the public sector, universities and non-government organisations stressed the importance of data sharing and transparency and its role in building better public policies. Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director of the Grattan Institute addressed the difficulty of data sharing in the … Continue reading Breaking the data silos conference analyses benefits of data sharing

First direct patient content integrated into an Australian EMR

The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (SCHN) has gone live with a full EMR integration which allows messages to be sent by patients and be directly accessible by the clinical team. It also allows patients to receive instructions and information on their personal device. “This is the first patient direct content into the electronic medical record that … Continue reading First direct patient content integrated into an Australian EMR

A new national digital collaborative to improve child health

In one of the first initiatives of Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy – Safe, Seamless, and Secure, the Australian Digital Health Agency is partnering with eHealth NSW and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) to establish the National Children’s Digital Health Collaborative. SCHN Chief Executive Dr Michael Brydon said that records on a child’s health … Continue reading A new national digital collaborative to improve child health

Using our data to make hospitals safer

One in every nine patients who go into hospital in Australia suffers a complication, and if they stay overnight the figure increases to one in four, according to the new Grattan Institute report. The report by Stephen Duckett  ‘All complications should count: Using our data to make hospitals safer’, shows that a patient’s risk of developing a … Continue reading Using our data to make hospitals safer

Google study uses entire patient EHR for predictive analytics

A recent study by researchers from Google, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Stanford University, and University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) found representations of a comprehensive patient EHR using Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) can be used to improve accuracy for predictive analytics. The researchers determined deep learning could produce valid predictions across a variety of clinical problems and health … Continue reading Google study uses entire patient EHR for predictive analytics

Defining an open platform for e-health

A paper produced by the Apperta foundation makes the case for open e-health platforms and lays out a blueprint for an open platform architecture. The paper advocates that in health care, an open digital ecosystem can make it easier to build applications that support safe, high quality compassionate care. It outlines 8 characteristics of an open platform: Open Standards Based Shared Common … Continue reading Defining an open platform for e-health

Collaborative approach towards an eHR in Ireland

Over 500 citizens of Ireland, including clinicians, patients, healthcare workers, carers and other groups from across the health sector and broader society, all contributed to the publication of the projects finalised eHR Personas and Scenarios. These will form a key foundation for Ireland’s National Electronic Health Record programme and the Clinical Strategy programme. A total of 168 Personas and … Continue reading Collaborative approach towards an eHR in Ireland

Competition to address patient data integration issues

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is challenging developers to create user-friendly tools that allow for patient-reported outcomes to be shared with researchers and clinicians. The focus is to integrate patient data into electronic health records or other health IT tools, thereby making it easier for physicians to interpret patient conditions. From a … Continue reading Competition to address patient data integration issues

Using maps with your health data?  How appropriate or safe is that map?

The ISO Health Informatics community (Working Group 3 – Semantic Content) is in the final stages of developing a methodology to assess the quality of a map. GeHCo is seeking maps to assess in order to test the methodology. Contact us if you have such a map for us to look at. The objective is … Continue reading Using maps with your health data?  How appropriate or safe is that map?