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Pulse+IT Poll: May 9 - Smart phones not smart enough for health?

Despite their near-universal adoption by consumers in recent years, smartphones and other mobile computing devices have made little impact on the delivery of healthcare with most healthcare organisations firmly wedded to applications deployed on traditional desktop operating systems. In this week's poll, Pulse+IT asked the following question:

If you treat patients, do you use a smartphone or tablet for any clinical purpose?

The results as at COB on Friday, May 13 were as follows:

Pulse+IT Poll: April 25 - ADHA to the rescue?

With little fanfare, earlier in the week Pulse+IT released its first poll via the Tuesday edition of our eNewsletter.

The question posed was:

Do you think the My Health Record (PCEHR) will succeed under the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA)?

Pulse+IT readers were able to vote in the subsequent editions (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday), with the basic polling system we utilised preventing people from voting more than once in any newsletter.

The results as at COB on Friday, April 29 were as follows:

Archetype collaboration building an eHealth infostructure

For the past decade, a growing and vibrant community of international eHealth experts with representation from 86 countries has been successfully collaborating to create an independent knowledge base of computable clinical specifications, ready to use and share in eHealth projects and health records.

Each clinical knowledge specification is based upon ISO 13606 and is freely accessible to anyone for download. Participation in the development of these computable specifications is also open to anyone with an interest in eHealth and with a willingness to share their knowledge amongst the community.

Letter to the editor: eHealth – where we are now

I have just returned from the AMIA scientific meeting with great enthusiasm as to how health professionals can use e-health solutions to improve care provision to patients. Each day since returning I have been looking for opportunities in my own workplace to complete the e-health puzzle.

Today I was reminded just how far we are from completing the puzzle but we must persist as technology can help.

Pulse+IT website access now available

This post is devoted entirely to our new website, which launched a few weeks ago with quite a few additional features and refinements to be rolled out in the weeks ahead.

Whether it be as a reader or as an advertiser, our plans for the new website are more than cosmetic so please take the time to review this post and be sure to get in touch if you have any queries or feedback.

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