In 2012, Wolters Kluwer migrated from Perot’s private data centers to Dell’s and Atos’s cloud based infrastructure. The reason was to create and deliver a safe and secure standard infrastructure for cloud based services to customers worldwide. Services that could be adapted based on regional and business unit specific needs. Read further >
Part 1—How did we get here and where are we going?
In recent years, informaticists have primarily worked on change management projects and clinical decision support (CDS) in the form of order set implementation, reference projects, documentation templates and electronic health record (EHR) alerts. Although this work can be valuable, most informaticists consider the “holy-grail” of health IT as an EHR embedded with decision support systems that are smart enough to analyze patient data and push patient-specific, actionable CDS into the clinical workflow in real time. A KLAS report from a few years ago confirmed this form of decision support was the primary goal of CMIOs1. This ideal system has the potential to streamline clinical workflow and standardize the process of care2,3,4 to improve care quality and reduce excess cost. Read further >
Interoperability remains both one of the great promises of electronic health record adoption and, at least today, one of the key areas where much more progress is needed. Developing and agreeing upon standards is a necessary condition for the ability of health information systems to work together within and across organizational boundaries. Read further >
Cybersecurity continues to be top of mind for legal and regulatory professionals, and small businesses worldwide, who can be affected by any of these recent developments. Read further >
…for some of us, but for the majority on this globe, it isn’t. We live in a complex world, where everything we do has impact on many others and vice versa. In Germany, there is a very well known (false) legend that ostriches tend to bury their head in the sand in order to avoid danger – this strategy unfortunately does not really work well. So on the contrary, we must raise our heads and look straight to the horizon to get an idea where our journey could lead us. And the fuel for this journey is, in my opinion, personal experience and information.
The closing session at last week’s AMIA 2015 meeting was given by Dr. Robert Wachter, a hospitalist at UCSF and the author of the book, “The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age.” Read further >
I am a data guy. I have spent my whole professional life with information and understanding how humans and machines best consume, process and deliver that information. With my engagement in the ALIGNED project I also became a software guy – sort of. What is really fascinating is how similar things seem to be in these quite distinct worlds.
During the last few years, Wolters Kluwer has been in a continuous flow of change, shifting its focus from print to online, the Internet of things, startups, and upcoming markets in Latin America and China. In early November, I attended a master class on change management at the Law Faculty of Leiden University. Read further >
When patients are actively involved in their care, they are more likely to remain engaged and adhere to a treatment plan. When a patient is able to provide personal, quantitative data, his or her physician can use this data to help inform proper medical advice and treatment. Read further >
As part of my studies for a Master of Science in Regulatory Compliance in Healthcare at Northwestern University, I am taking Introduction to Biostatistics, taught by an expert, Dr. Matthew Smith, who is a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern. Read further >