eHealth News

Unleashing the power of global health data

This informative article outlines two key ways to harness the power of health data in order to tackle exist healthcare problems and improve healthcare delivery. The first point refers to a lack of standardisation across ehealth technologies. While technology exists to capture data they still operate in silos, have different frameworks and standards, and store information in varying … Continue reading Unleashing the power of global health data

Training Tools – the secret to coding accuracy

The impact of accurate coding today goes beyond reimbursement with accuracy leading to organisations using this data to assess outcomes, provide company profiling and other valuable business development insights. “Accurate coding has become more important to healthcare organizations and more critical to their bottom lines than ever before”, states  Scot Nemchik, Vice President of Coding Education and … Continue reading Training Tools – the secret to coding accuracy

OpenEHR for policymakers

This is an informative article that focuses on the aspects of openEHR that are relevant to policymakers, but may also be relevant to many people in other roles in healthcare. This article makes suggestions including introducing a standard computing platform so there is “… common lingo for developing applications and expertise can be shared and … Continue reading OpenEHR for policymakers

Interoperability at the centre of NHS IT

With his initial technology strategy, secretary of state for health and social care Matt Hancock has made it clear that interoperability needs to be at the heart of NHS IT. Outdated and obstructive digital systems will become a thing of the past with a set of mandatory standards the order of the day, to ensure … Continue reading Interoperability at the centre of NHS IT

NHS launches digital vision for mandatory open standards

The UK Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has launched his technology vision in ‘The Future of Healthcare’. The vision outlines plans to introduce minimum technical standards that current and future IT systems and digital services in the NHS will have to meet. Having these open standards in place means systems will be able … Continue reading NHS launches digital vision for mandatory open standards

Health IT safe practices for closing the loop

This informative report from the ECRI Institute highlights ways that information technology (IT) can reduce and eliminate medication mix-ups and errors from diagnostic testing. The report highlights three safe practice recommendations for closing the loop on test tracking and medication changes: Develop and apply IT solutions to communicate the right information (including data needed for interpretation) to the … Continue reading Health IT safe practices for closing the loop

The role of data in helping to improve health outcomes

A new report released by CSIRO highlights the role of technology and data in helping to improve the health of the Australian population. The ‘Future of Health Report’ states: “Barriers to an integrated health services model include multiple and complex funding arrangements, siloed data streams, ever-evolving regulatory requirements, and dated infrastructure,” said CSIRO director of health … Continue reading The role of data in helping to improve health outcomes

Why we need an open platform

Dr. Evelyn Hovenga, the CEO, and Director of eHealth Education and GeHCo, presented a paper on ‘Why we need to consider adopting an open platform’ at the Victorian Healthcare Week conference in Melbourne. The paper emphasised the importance of exchanging, linking and sharing data and information to “maximise collaboration, automate performance monitoring, routine reporting and the … Continue reading Why we need an open platform

Study sheds light on the importance of patient-reported data

A new study recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research highlights how patient-reported data is important in developing longitudinal records from past events, filling gaps in patient records, and preventing hospital readmissions and other poor outcomes. The study’s findings may help healthcare organizations collect more meaningful and comprehensive data on such things as readmissions, especially if … Continue reading Study sheds light on the importance of patient-reported data

GeHCo CEO recognised at the HIC 2018 Gala Dinner

Dr. Evelyn Hovenga, the CEO and Director of eHealth Education and GeHCo, was presented with an award at this weeks gala dinner during HIC 2018 in Sydney. The award and lifelong membership to HISA was for her contribution which began 25 years ago. Dr. Hovenga was one of the visionaries in the early 1990s who was instrumental to the founding … Continue reading GeHCo CEO recognised at the HIC 2018 Gala Dinner