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Tomaž Gornik

Co-founder of Marand, director and experienced manager of teams building world-class software products for more than 20 years. Proven track record delivering innovative turn-key solutions for large clients in telecommunications, finance and healthcare. Always challenging teams to build better software using state-of-the-art technology, architectures and processes. Good understanding of software platforms, architecture, deployment and business models. Most passionate about Open Health Data and open APIs. Co-chair of openEHR Foundation Management Board. Speaks at conferences including TeleManagement Forum, HIMSS, Health 2.0 and Mobile World Congress.

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Application-centric and data-centric interoperability

January 25, 2019 Tomaž Gornik
Healthcare is undergoing a transformation to an integrated, multi-provider model where the patient or more appropriately the citizen sits firmly at the centre. The focus has clearly shifted from individual care episodes to continuity of care and finally to holistic, population health management. It is not individual providers but governments at municipal, regional or national level that are ...
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Postmodern EHR: Solving the feral systems dilemma

January 30, 2017 Tomaž Gornik
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Feral systems are software solutions developed by individuals or groups to help with day-to-day activities. They are called feral (or “wild”) because they are used in addition to core IT systems, working around key system architecture - more often than not without the blessing of management.
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The Postmodern EHR: The Data Layer

May 04, 2016 Tomaž Gornik
When it comes to health data interoperability, there are two schools of thought. The first believes that since there are so many systems already in place, we should agree on the exchange format (and recently the APIs) and convert the proprietary data into that format as needed. This is the preferred approach today when faced with a large installed base of megasuite solutions. The focus here is on ...
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The Postmodern EHR:  What are the enablers?

January 29, 2016 Tomaž Gornik
In my previous post I stated that the best-of-breed approach had failed mostly due to the difficulty and cost of integrating disparate systems. Integration was initially achieved using point-to-point connections to exchange data increasing costs and complexity exponentially as new systems were added. Enterprise application integration topologies like hub-and-spoke were introduced to tackle this ...
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The Postmodern EHR: What can Health IT learn from the evolution of the ERP market?

December 22, 2015 Tomaž Gornik
I had not followed the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software market closely, but I remember everyone declaring victory for the all-in-one megasuite products not so long ago. It became obvious that the best-of-breed approach had failed, mostly due to the difficulty and cost of integrating disparate systems. The integrated, single-vendor systems emerged as the best practice approach, despite ...
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