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7 key features that are crucial for a quick adoption of an electronic medication management system

October 19, 2016 Anže Droljc
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Implementing a medication management solution in a Trust or a hospital typically represents a challenge for everyone involved in the project but especially for the care teams that have to change and adapt their processes to the new solution. Although there are many articles and research papers that explain how electronic medication management systems reduce errors and improve patient safety the ...
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The Postmodern EHR: The Data Layer

May 04, 2016 Tomaž Gornik
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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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7 features every medication management solution must have

February 26, 2016 Anže Droljc
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Statistics in healthcare newer cease to amaze me. Unfortunately in a negative way. According to the Institute of Medicine’s Preventing Medication Errors report, the average hospitalized patient is subject to at least one medication error per day. This confirms previous research findings that medication errors represent the most common patient safety error. And to make matters worse research also ...
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The Postmodern EHR:  What are the enablers?

January 29, 2016 Tomaž Gornik
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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
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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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Digital business in healthcare - are we there yet?

December 21, 2015 Anže Droljc
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Recently I have come across several articles on the topic of digital business. Everyone is talking about it. I was really surprised when I heard that GE - the biggest manufacturing company in the world, decided to go digital ;) They have been manufacturing physical products for 140 years and now all of a sudden they want to become a service company. They will no longer sell locomotives but will ...
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