Archive for the ‘Patient Portal’ Category

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an often misunderstood concept even among the ranks of IT professionals. While many SOA initiatives have manifested and exposed internal business logic in the form of web services the approach for SOA is actually very non-technical and is rooted in a deep understanding of the business and strategic goals and involves an ever evolving process of continuous improvement and refinement. This makes the approach both strategic and operationally focused. In this post I will outline what I feel are some critical components necessary for a successful SOA-based project.

Some big ideas come from asking pretty simple questions… As it turns out the inspiration and vision for the development of an innovative Care Delivery Platform at WellMed was born out of necessity.  A necessity to accurately and efficiently deliver timely information about patients health status to caregivers at the point of care and document […]

I’ve been asked to participate in the Texas Lyceum in San Antonio, February 4th through the 7th, 2010. The title of the event is “Our Growing Lives Online: Safe or Not?” and will attempt to tackle the risks associated with our connected society. The weekend event which I will participate includes interactive and team activities to help Lyceum Directors better understand how these privacy and security risks affect their day-to-day lives. The goal is to raise awareness regarding public policy involving security and privacy. San Antonio is a great backdrop for this event as it is quickly becoming a central hub of computer security with the Air Forces locating its 24th Air Force Cyber Command at the city’s Lackland air force base. There is an invisible war going on that we don’t even see involving cyber security and the public needs to understand how companies are protecting their information as it moves online.

Can online tools from the likes of WebMD and MayoClinic.com help you find what ails you?  I’m overstressed, overweight, losing my hearing and not sleeping enough. Even worse, I have a low IQ and my “real” age (taking into account my bad habits and so on) is 10 years older than my actual age.  ComputerWorld […]

Microsoft has just released HealthVault Connection Center Beta v1.2 which is a desktop utility that helps people upload data from health and fitness devices to their HealthVault account.  This is a good step in bridging the gap between a patient and physician between visits.  Having an updated list of blood pressure, weight, peak flow measurements, […]

An Alcatel-Lucent backed product called Tikitag is an RFID tagging system set to go live on October 1st . Much along to the same lines as my last RFID post this product has a lot of applicability for linking physical tags with websites. The first thing that comes to mind is the use of such […]

The French Public transportation company will begin employing RFID-enabled USB keys this coming fall allowing passengers to plug the unit into their PC’s to fund their cards at home as part of their home-payment effort. This combination of RFID and USB key has several other applications outside of transportation. Of course what immediately comes to […]

Today’s keynote was given by Steve Aylward, General Manager, Health & Life Sciences for Microsoft Corp. He discussed how focused Microsoft is in the healthcare space and how they really see this as a long-term investment to which they are investing a large portion of their resources to this vertical. While he couldn’t disclose exactly […]

Intel takes steps to improve patient health by gaining FDA approval for the “Intel Health Guide”, an 8 lb. unit that operates as a personal health management system at home and runs the equivalent of portal software to access various functions. Patients interface with the unit via a touch screen interface. Its goal is to […]

What makes a patient portal successful? Is it really worth the time and effort involved in integrating multiple systems into one cohesive view? Should you allow patients to view their medical records online? Will patients sign-up and use such features? Is the workflow change for my staff worth the effort? These are common questions I […]


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