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Recruiting doctors to the da…ta side

Of the many roadblocks involved in unleashing the potential of digital health to transform healthcare, a key one is clinician buy-in. What if more doctors with a creative bent were attracted to a career in health informatics?

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Slowly slowly, catch a health transformation monkey

Many potential pitfalls in the transformation of a health system are avoidable, provided they are recognised early. Australia needs to proceed incrementally, learning as we go and tolerating error.

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The future of ‘ultra cheap’ medicine

Small, portable ultrasound machines can fast-track diagnosis and are changing the face of emergency medicine, experts say.

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How does Australian interoperability become reality?

How do we take our current and somewhat vaguely expressed desire for improvement in interoperability in Australia, and turn it into something real? Fast Interoperability Healthcare Resource (FHIR) founder, Grahame Grieve, has some ideas.

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Prising the secure messaging limpet from its rock

The journey of sorting out securing messaging in Australia is starting to feel a little like groundhog day

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Babel fish, FHIR and general practitioners

EMRs, the MHR, interoperability, the patient-centric imperative? Digital health has so far promised big and delivered little, especially at the coalface of health, general practice.

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Why aren’t cloud based patient management systems taking?

Have the rumours of the death of desktop PMS for GPs and specialists, in the wake of ‘the cloud’,been greatly exaggerated? The recent troubles at major PMS vendor Medical Director, and among some of the other early cloud PMS contenders, suggest that cloud was never going to be as easy as first thought.

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FHIR likely to become mandated in the US

The US governments proposal to force providers and vendors to stop information would mean FHIR gets mandated as the health sharing standard across the US, and force others around the world to look at whether compliance should be used in their country

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Death By 1,000 Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong

If you haven’t caught up with this recent tome on the painful history of EMRs in the US, here’s your chance. Reproduced with permission from Kaiser Health News

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The interoperability future we should try to avoid

Australia’s approach to evolving healthcare web sharing standard Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) looks more strategically isolated following the US government’s recent proposal to mandate it as a platform for all health data sharing standards in that country.

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