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An experience with US health care by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I’ve always been curious about the US health care system, particularly in terms of how it is similar and different with the Canadian system. Last night, I had a chance to ex ... Read on »
IQPC’S Innovations in E-Health & Informatics Europe by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There’s an interesting conference coming up on innovation and ehealth titled “IQPC’s Innovations in E-Health & Informatics Europe“. The conference is designed: “specifically ... Read on »
Mobile Health App Contest by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Just sharing a very interesting contest that I became aware of recently. The contest is called “Applications for Good” (www.applicationsforgood.org) and will be “giving away ... Read on »
The games surrounding certification in EHRs by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A little while back, the Certification Committee for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) had its future in doubt because of some announcements about possible changes to it ... Read on »
HealthAchieve 2010: ehealthachieve “meaningful use” panel discussion by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Didn’t get a chance to write a post of the eHealthAchieve session on “meaningful use” but I did manage to tweet the main points which were raised. It was an interesting expe ... Read on »
HealthAchieve 2010: Going for Gold (Day 2 – morning feature session) by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This session opened with a video of highlights from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and Paralympics with the official Olympic song, “I Believe”. Gotta admit that seeing the imag ... Read on »
HealthAchieve 2010: HR session by Nick Vujicic (Day 2 – morning) by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I was able to catch the tail end of the morning HR Session with motivational speaker Nick Vujicic. I don’t know the details of his story, but what I do know is that he doesn ... Read on »
HealthAchieve 2010: eHealthAchieve opening session (Day 2 morning) by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The focus of the opening session of the eHealthAchieve track was on “smart mobility and clinical collaboration”. There was a panel presentation by IBM, RIM, and Toronto East ... Read on »
HealthAchieve 2010: Opening Session (Day 1 – morning) by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Welcome from HealthAchieve 2010! I was able to attend this year and am looking forward to some interesting presentations, inspiring stories (most likely from the Canadian Ol ... Read on »
Why you should attend HealthAchieve by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This year’s HealthAcheive starts on Monday and if you’re still not sure about attending, I would recommend attending if you can. Not sure if I can make it this year, but I’m ... Read on »
It’s official. Mobile Health is hot! by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I’ve been following the mobile health (aka “mhealth”) for a while now. In fact, I’ve been more intrigued by mhealth than ehealth for the past couple of years. Why? Well, the ... Read on »
Dollars for Docs: Is your physician taking $$ from drug companies? by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy ProPublica just released a series of articles and a report titled “Dollars for Docs” which investigates the “financial tiles between doctors and drug companies” Basically, P ... Read on »
Knowing is Better by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy While relaxing in front of the tube last night, I was intrigued by an ad that I saw which depicted a daughter visiting a doctor with her elderly father. The physician was as ... Read on »
The new Face(Time) of telemedicine and telehealth? by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As someone interested in innovation in health care, I’m very much excited about Apple Inc‘s FaceTime feature announced earlier this year with iPhone 4.  FaceTime is a video ... Read on »
Poll: Will Regional Extension Centres (RECs) deliver on their mission? by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I was notified of this interesting poll regarding the future success of RECs and recommend that you check out the poll (see link below) and to check out the Software Advice ... Read on »
CCHIT certification of EHRs by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) is the body responsible for certifying electronic health record systems in the US since 2006. However, ... Read on »
[upcoming] e-Patients: Changing the health care system in real-time by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Here’s an upcoming conference that sounds very interesting. It’s being hosted by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and it’s called “e-Patients: Changing the Health Care ... Read on »
Vignettes about using Google to find health information by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy On the Official Google Blog, there’s an interesting series of stories about how people are using Google in their lives. The one that piqued my attention was on using Google ... Read on »
Tips on Becoming a Scientist by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Here’s an interesting little article from Scientific American reporting from the 60th annual Nobel Laureaute Lectures at Lindau titled “So you want to become a scientist“. A ... Read on »
“Aspire, Inspire, and Transform” – CPHA UW Alumni Lunch (2010-06-15) by Hans O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Had an opportunity to attend an alumni event hosted by the University of Waterloo (UW). Apparently this is the first time event for Health Studies & Gerontology alumni. This ... Read on »