Tag Archives: e-health

Why the NHS needs its own health-tech university

The NHS has around one million employees and serves most people in England and Wales. We could easily imagine a slightly larger organisation serving the whole UK, although for historical reasons Scotland and Northern Ireland are separate. Another large public … Continue reading

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The long slow death of UML

The Unified Modelling Language aka UML has been around for 22 years, as you can see from the OMG UML page. We use it extensively to publish the openEHR specifications, in a similar way to many other organisations. Developers often … Continue reading

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Services Landscape for e-Health

Every so often I get bored of what I am doing and start trying to draw one of those ‘services roadmap’ kind of diagrams for e-Health. These pretty pictures appear in slide presentations, standards, whitepapers etc, but are not often … Continue reading

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FHIR v openEHR – concreta

Some readers may have read my previous post FHIR compared to openEHR. If not, I recommend you do, it is available in Spanish, Japanese and Chinese as well as English. Here I aim to clarify some of the concrete differences … Continue reading

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The open e-health platform, coming to an economy near you

I’ve been silent for a while, but luckily an excellent paper on one of my favourite topics – the open platform for e-health¬†has appeared. It comes from the Apperta Foundation, and is called “Defining an Open Platform”; you can get … Continue reading

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e-Health standards – beyond the message mentality

[a monk’s retreat near Thalori village] I just spent a few days in Crete at an experts workshop of the European e-Standards project that aims to bridge well-known gaps in e-health standards and SDOs. I’ll comment on that effort in … Continue reading

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The innovations of openEHR

The European Commission is putting together a position on disruptive innovation¬†in health. Their preliminary opinion paper references Clayton Christensen’s The Innovator’s Prescription a number of times, as I did aeons ago in this post on the Crisis in e-health Standards. … Continue reading

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