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ConnectomeX - Healthcare Big Data Startup is Hiring

ConnectomeX is a startup, which combines leading-edge machine learning, biomedical informatics expertise, and linkage of big data islands for improving the quality of care by helping healthcare professionals make accurate data-informed decisions

Strong Infrastructure…


Added by Chris Paton on October 27, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Electronic Health Record Interoperability Video

Added by Chris Paton on October 20, 2013 at 6:17am — No Comments

Big Change Conference at Oxford University, 22nd - 23rd November 2013

My research group at the University of Oxford (The George Institute) is running a conference called "Big Change". Registration is now open.


BIG CHANGE: Sustainable Healthcare for the 21st Century



The challenge of providing…


Added by Chris Paton on September 21, 2013 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

NHS Digital Challenge Video: How a paperless NHS will improve services

Video from the UK Department of Health "Digital Challenge" project:

Added by Chris Paton on May 20, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Ode to Electronic Medical Records

Drs Ken Roberts and Jim Granfortuna on problems with electronic health records (from a debate on whether EHRs enhance patient care and education or not, 5/5/2013):


Added by Chris Paton on May 18, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Assistant in m-health at Oxford University

We're looking for a new m-Health Postdoc at the University of Oxford:

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in m-health

Department of Engineering Science, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford

Grade 7: £29,541 - £36,298 p.a.

The mobile health (mHealth) research team in the Biomedical Signal Processing and e-health group at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in Oxford is continuing to expand.

We are now…


Added by Chris Paton on March 15, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

MOOC Update - Components 7, 8 and 9

Component 8 of the MOOC (8. Installation and Maintenance of Health IT Systems) is now up and running.

Component 7 and 9 will be up shortly. Component 7 has a few extra videos that we are just working on delivering in an optimal format.

Added by Chris Paton on February 12, 2013 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Job Opportunity at USF: Director of the Healthcare Informatics Program, Assistant or Associate Professor - Tenure Track

The School of Nursing and Health Professions (at USF) seeks a dynamic, visionary, and collaborative faculty leader to develop and direct a new Healthcare Informatics Program. In addition to the teaching, service, and scholarship responsibilities of a faculty member, the Director of the Healthcare Informatics program will work with faculty and administration to guide the program’s future direction and development both online and on-ground.

More details…


Added by Chris Paton on February 1, 2013 at 7:50am — No Comments

Health Management Information Systems - Component 6 of the Health Informatics Forum MOOC is Now Live!

Component 6 of the MOOC is now live. Component 6 covers Health Management Information systems used in hospitals and healthcare settings.

Component 6 Units: …


Added by Chris Paton on December 15, 2012 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

NHS Mandate on Health IT Objectives by March 2015

In the recently released Department of Health Mandate, several objectives are laid out concerning the use of IT in the NHS:

In a digital age, it is crucial that the NHS not only operates at the limits of medical science, but also increasingly at the forefront of new technologies. The Board’s objective is to achieve a significant increase in the use…


Added by Chris Paton on November 22, 2012 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Dr Mostashari Provides Update on Meaningful Use

The National Coordinator for Health IT, Farzad Mostashari MD testified at a congressional hearing yesterday on Meaningful use. Here's his testimony, it's a useful update on where we are at with Meaningful use and what is to come:

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation Committee on Science and Technology

U.S. House of Representatives

Standards for Health IT: Meaningful Use and Beyond
Statement of

Farzad Mostashari, M.D., ScM.

National… Continue

Added by Chris Paton on November 16, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

New Job: Senior Informatics Analyst

Mountain States Health Alliance is looking for a Senior Informatics Analyst. More details here:

View more Health Informatics Jobs on the Jobs Board.

Added by Chris Paton on November 15, 2012 at 11:55pm — No Comments

History of Health IT in the US - Component 5 of the MOOC Now Live

Component 5 of the Health Informatics Forum Massive Open Online Course. Component 5 covers the history of health IT in the US and is suitable for people from both health and IT backgrounds.

Units include:…


Added by Chris Paton on November 15, 2012 at 11:32pm — No Comments

MOOC Component 4: Introduction to Computer and Information Science Now Live

Component 4 of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is now live.

This component switches the focus from understanding the health service to understanding about computers and information.

This course is ideal for people from a clinical background who want to…


Added by Chris Paton on November 13, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

MOOC Component 3 Now Live - Terminology in Healthcare

This component explains specific terminology used by workers in health care and public health.

(Please note that this component uses a new Flash lecture player and there is a small bug in the software which means that Mac users may need to refresh the page in order to hear the audio. If you use a Mac and can't hear any audio for the lectures, just refresh the page and it should work. Post in the comments if you are still having problems. The authors of the modules are working…


Added by Chris Paton on November 1, 2012 at 12:06am — No Comments

iPad Mini Best Tablet Yet for Doctors and Medical Students?

The iPad Mini looks like a pretty great option for doctors and medical students who work in a setting where they are on their feet all day. The original iPad was much better than a notebook, but, in my opinion, the iPad Mini will be a much bigger hit on the wards than the original iPad.

Luckily, the screen resolution is the same as the iPad 2 which means that this device is going to have lots and medical…


Added by Chris Paton on October 24, 2012 at 9:07am — 2 Comments

Health Informatics News Roundup

From iHealthBeat


HHS' OIG To Assess Potential Meaningful Use Fraud, Abuse

HHS' Office of Inspector General is surveying hospitals that have attested to meaningful use about their data entry habits and security practices. The survey is part of OIG's effort to identify "fraud and abuse vulnerabilities in electronic health record…


Added by Chris Paton on October 23, 2012 at 11:31pm — No Comments

eClinicalWorks $10 Million Investment in Open Interoperability Network

eClinicalWorks have just announced a new Open Interoperabilty Network to connect providers. See the video and press release below for more details:

eClinicalWorks Launches Join The Network™ Venture

Company Invests $10 Million over Next 12 Months to Expand Open Interoperability Among Healthcare…


Added by Chris Paton on October 10, 2012 at 3:52am — No Comments

MOOC Component 2: All Units Now Live

All Units of Component 2 of the MOOC are now live:

Unit 1: An Overview of the Culture of Healthcare

Unit 2: Health Professionals - the People in Healthcare…


Added by Chris Paton on October 2, 2012 at 2:48pm — No Comments


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