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Middle East Healthcare Informatics Summit, supported by AHIMA as a knowledge partner, will engage local and regional stakeholders to highlight the region's best practices in the Healthcare ICT sector. The summit will bridge the gap between policy makers, healthcare providers and solution providers with the objective of achieving top-line growth through innovative IT technologies. The summit will feature case studies,…

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Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 2015 (AIME 2015)
Pavia, Italy, June 17-20, 2015
The AIME 2015 conference will be a unique opportunity to present and improve the international state of the art of AI in Medicine from perspectives of theory, methodology, and application. For this purpose, AIME 2015 will include…
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The UK government is currently working on a project called Care.Data that will extract healthcare data from doctor's offices and link it with data from hospitals and other government services. When this project was first announced there was a lot of negative press around issues of opting out of the data collection, informed consent and selling the data to commercial organisations.

Here's an interesting…

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I can blame my 13 year old son for #ProjectedEHR

For over 6 months, I have been having the time of my life.

One weekend while reading EKG's on my new Christmas Chromebook, my then 13 year old asked a very profound question, "Dad, why would you want to read those on the small screen when you could use the TV."  So in less than a minute he had the HDMI cord connected and I was reading the biggest EKG's of my lifetime.

The light bulb went off, so I started daydreaming about the what if, and after bouncing the idea off multiple…

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Wired is reporting on a new start up company called Biomeme that aims to turn any iPhone into a disease-detecting portable laboratory:

Perelman is the CEO and co-founder of Biomeme. Backed by celebrity investor Mark Cuban, the Philadelphia startup is developing a piece of hardware that attaches to an iPhone and harnesses the device’s computing power and built-in…

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Apple Preparing HealthKit Rollout

Reuters is reporting on Apple's rollout of HealthKit:

Apple has been discussing how its "HealthKit" service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems, people familiar with the discussions…

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Can your phone improve your mood?

Earlier this year some research was carried out, which reduced aggressive behaviour in young offenders by manipulating their perception of ambiguous facial expressions.   On the back of this, a new app has been developed called HappyPlace which aims to combat low mood by making sense…

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Athenahealth wins on job growth

The Gold Level award for the Greater Boston region at the Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards has been gifted to the cloud-based health IT services vendor Athenahealth.  They are given annually by MassEcon to recognise companies that have made outstanding contributions to the…

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Health IT – 3 reasons to be cheerful

There is huge debate going on at the moment about the current state and future of healthcare reforms.   But when it comes to Health IT the mood is decidedly cheerful.


“As Greg Chittim, senior director of Arcadia Solutions, sees it, the first real wave of optimism…

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