Lights out Lights speed: is Cloud our new Heaven?

Kirsten van Engelenburg
Written by Kirsten van Engelenburg
on January 19, 2016

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 >

Building the Future of Health IT: Part 1

Stephen Claypool
Written by Stephen Claypool
on January 05, 2016

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 >

It’s Christmas time…

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on December 16, 2015

…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.

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Open up your mind – and more

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on November 16, 2015

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.

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