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/


Diagnostic Error, Results Management, and Software Design

As I have spent more time thinking about clinical software design, my ruminations have become more problem-focused. I have begun to look at specific care delivery problems and how changes in software designs might help or hinder clinical work.   Lately, the problem of diagnostic error as it relates to results management has captured my attention.   […]
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By Jerome Carter

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Healthcare execs and information technology don’t always agree on privacy and security

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requires certain healthcare organizations dealing with protected health information to implement stringent security measures to safeguard that data. Yet executives at many healthcare organizations are in the dark – sometimes willfully – regarding how compliant their covered entities are to HIPAA privacy and security rules, according to Brand Barney, a security analyst for SecurityMetrics.

By Chris Nerney

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HL7 to Establish FHIR Foundation

David Raths
The standards development organization HL7 is working to set up a separate nonprofit group called the FHIR Foundation to accelerate and support the worldwide implementation of HL7 FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), which leverages the latest web standards and application programming interfaces.


By David Raths

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CONNECT for Health Act unveiled; Expands use of telemedicine, saves $1.8 billion

A bipartisan group of Senators this week unveiled legislation to remove Medicare barriers to telemedicine use in a bill that proponents say can generate $1.8 billion in savings over 10 years. Led by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., the CONNECT for Health Act seeks to create an opening for more providers to incorporate telemedicine into their practices. The Senate group hopes to use the platform to further study its effects on healthcare.

By Jessica Davis

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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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