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The potential for blockchain projects for EHR systems

A problem facing health care systems globally is how more medical data can be shared with more stakeholders for more purposes, while still ensuring data integrity and protecting patient privacy. The blockchain is a ledger to secure healthcare data. It stores a signature of the record on a blockchain and notifies the patient who is … Continue reading The potential for blockchain projects for EHR systems

The Nursing Informatics Position Statement is launched in Victoria

Nursing Informatics Position statement, which has been developed by the Health Informatics Society of Australia, Nursing Informatics Australia, and the Australian College of Nursing, was officially launched in Victoria. Dr. Evelyn Hovenga, CEO and Director eHealth Education and GeHCo, attended the official launch yesterday. The position statement has been developed to recognise the pivotal role … Continue reading The Nursing Informatics Position Statement is launched in Victoria

Wild Health Summit

Dr. Evelyn Hovenga, CEO and Director eHealth Education and GeHCo, attended the Wild Health Summit in Sydney on Monday 17 October 2017. This informative forum covered topics such as interoperability and connectivity issues facing the sector, including: next generation secure messaging; the rise of the intelligent medical cloud; the real impact of AI and machine … Continue reading Wild Health Summit

Digital Hospital & Healthcare Innovation Summit

Heather Grain, EHE Director of Development and GeHCo Board Member presented an important paper on ‘Illusions of Interoperability’ at the 3rd Digital Hospital & Healthcare Innovation Summit last week. This summit highlighted best practices in digital landscapes, emerging trends and new technological solutions within healthcare.

Quality of Data Maps

Evaluation of the Quality of Data Maps an ISO project Update: Heather Grain is working on the comments received from the ISO Committee Draft Ballot of this work item. This interesting and important activity is developing methodology for evaluation of the quality of maps from one code system or terminology to another – an area … Continue reading Quality of Data Maps

FHIR and SNOMED CT

SAVE THE DATE – 13th May 2016 Half day seminar in Montreal, hosted by Canada Health InfoWay / InfoRouteInforoute santé du Canada.   May 13th 2016.  Learn about the opportunities and issues of FHIR and SNOMED CT implementation.   Details at:  https://www.gehco.org/snomed-ct-and-fhir/  

Health IT – to lead or be led

Successful session in Brisbane at NEHTA offices and further sessions in Sydney and Melbourne.  Clinical knowledge manager introduced and EHR infrastructure solutions presented.

Paper in top 6 at MedInfo

GeHCO was part of the team which delivered the paper “An Information Paradigm Shift is Required to realise EHR Benefits”  E. Hovenga, and H. Grain.  This paper was declared in the top 6 papers of the International Medical Informatics Conference – MedInfo in Sao Paulo, Brazil.    link to paper

International Computer Driver’s License Health Specific Add-ons

August 2015  GeHCO has been granted a license to deliver the International Computer Driver’s License and is developing health specific add-ons to this well recognised international program.  This could be a solution to upskilling your health workforce.  If you are interested in collaboration or would like to know more – please contact  evelyn.hovenga@gehco.org

An International Training Instance creation

August 2015 GeHCO has licensed the Clinical Knowledge Manager (CKM) from Ocean Informatics for the purpose of creation of an international training instance.  Courses and materials are in development with the first available in September 2015.  If you are interested in collaboration or would like to know more – please contact heather.leslie@gehco.org