Applied Bimatics - An Informatics & eHealth Blog

I am a clinician with a passion for informatics. This blog is about my eHealth journey exploring interoperability in Electronic Medical Records (EMR/EHR), Patient Safety, Pharmacovigilance, Data Analytics, Clinical Research and Bioinformatics in a clinical context. Comparing Canadian, Indian and Middle Eastern healthcare systems and services. Join our open facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/clinical.bioinformaticians/


'Visual hacking' a big concern for healthcare, 3M report says

Healthcare organizations are bulking up their privacy protections with firewalls, encryption, data loss prevention software and more, but the much lower-tech visual hacking threat is still a concern, according to a new 3M educational campaign.

Visual hacking is the viewing or capturing of private, sensitive or confidential information on a screen device, workspace or copier for unauthorized use, and it's something healthcare organizations should be protecting against, 3M said.

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Patient-physician emails improve care quality, Kaiser Permanente study says

Kaiser Permanente office building in the Lloyd...
Kaiser Permanente office building in the Lloyd District in Portland, Oregon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One-third of chronic condition patients who exchanged emails with their care providers said the communication improved their care, a recent Kaiser Permanente study published in The American Journal of Managed Care shows.

The study is touted as the first to research the way patient-physician emails affect patient preferences, behavior and perceptions of their care. More than 1,000 Kaiser Permanente chronic condition patients who used its My Health Manager patient portal were surveyed.
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Mobile health: a largely untapped market for healthcare

Consumers want health apps to do more for their lives, to "more accurately communicate and monitor their health." But product sophistication and an accurate understanding of consumer profiles limit capability.
A recent study published by the Journal of Medical Internet Research and designed by New York University revealed the consumer perspective of health app use in the U.S.
[See also: Mobile health app market in growth mode]

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About Me

As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.

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