Informatics

Standards Interoperability - Part 2

Standards Interoperability - Part 2

Canada Infoway is one of the big health informatics mover in Canada. They have a set of interoperability solutions for developers to enhance electronic health records (EHR) and user interfaces to improve sending and receiving standard-bases interoperability messages.(1) Very briefly, they are as follows:

Cloud Computing and eHealth

Cloud Computing and eHealth

Healthcare is evolving with digitization, where it tries to improve the quaility of care, reduce costs and financial burden, the volume of available structured and unstrcutured data has grown exponentially (1). Because of the sheer volume, variety and speed of data sharing, managers in the healthcare industry are facing two main problems: storage and data analysis (2).

To mitigate the aforementioned issues, cloud computing and cloud-based analytics could be of use. Pointing out four potential key benefits of cloud-based technology for healthcare: improving quality of patient care, patient engagement, clinical research and clinical operations (3).

Standards Interoperability - Part 1

Standards Interoperability - Part 1

Data standards are the agreement on the representation and formatting of data to be consistent across different systems. Interoperability is the ability for systems to communicate and exchange information to each other from anywhere and anytime;(1) on demand and in real-time; interoperability will be achieved when there are standards implemented and followed.

KPIs in Health Care

KPIs in Health Care

Many people might not of heard of the term KPI or key performance indicators. KPIs are very popular in the business world, but are they known or used in health care? Most importantly, are they reliable?