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Many of the open-source PHR systems have poor user interfaces (UI) by any standards while older adults have specific interface requirements. Credible research on the special interface requirements of elderly is still hard to find.
CDS-Hooks specification describes a "hook"-based pattern for invoking decision support from within a clinician's EHR workflow.
Activiti is a BPMN automation tool that makes communication between business analyst and the developers easy. Activiti has a web-based graphical interface for business analysts to prepare workflows that can be enhanced by developers adding Java code using an Eclipse plugin. It has a lightweight engine that can be embedded in Java applications to deploy the workflow and an explorer for deploying the process definitions online. Activiti also has a REST interface.
Activiti uses an in-memory database by default. Installation requires Java and servlet container like Tomcat. I have created a puppet script to automate activity installation in a virtual machine. The script installs activity Explorer and the REST interface with the mySQL database. if you want to connect to an external database you can make the necessary changes in the properties file within the code folder.
There are ways of creating a virtual Linux machine in your laptop (Mac and Windows). Virtualization leaves your operating system untouched, and the virtual machine can be removed without a trace after use. Without further ado, you can install this in 5 easy steps using my puppet script.
(The script takes approximately 10 minutes to setup the machine. However, no response is needed from your part. An internet connection is required.)
5. Access in your browser:
To stop the machine on windows, use stop.bat and on Mac:
You can restart the machine as step 4 above. Restarting the machine does not require an internet connection.
If you want to destroy (uninstall) the virtual machine, use the following command in the script folder.
vagrant destroy --force
Modern healthcare is about to enter a new era in which doctors can not only view 3D models using images from MRI, ultrasound and other modalities, but they can actually reach out and “touch” those images, tour patients’ anatomical structures and perform mock operations using virtual reality technology.
This according to an article recently published online in the Wall Street Journal highlighting the rapid advancement of virtual reality capabilities and the growing technology’s potential impact on healthcare.
“[Virtual reality] gives a very immersive way of looking at all this data,” Sandeep Gupta, of GE Global Research, told the WSJ. “Doctors may be able to see which brain regions are affected by a neurodegenerative disease, for example, or which neural pathways information and signals are flowing through.”
The biggest hurdle to unlocking the future possibilities of medical virtual reality, however, could be the doctors themselves, who have been slow to embrace the emerging technology.
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