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Steve Magare on Aug. 1, 2016
What is this interoperability you speak of and what is the magic therein?
Data collected at the point of care and transmitted to where it can be effectively consumed has the potential to inform policy and improve the way healthcare is delivered. Data sharing is key to this process and interoperability between systems that collect and share this data is at the heart of the health service improvement cycle. Simply put, interoperability is the ability to share information between systems but this definition is where the simplicity ends.
Ken Mbuki on June 30, 2016
It seems that the theme of my life these days is interfaces—interfaces between information systems, between humans and computers, and between people. For the better part of my development career, I am doing my best to get up to speed on giving Health product Users the best user experience while iterating with products that i develop. For those of you who do not deal with electronic medical record interfaces, this might not seem of importance
Steve Magare on June 13, 2016
Health informatics or eHealth?
Health informatics and eHealth are closely related terms. They both study how best technology can be leveraged to create benefit for health care professionals, and patients. Effectively applied, these technologies could give personalized, continuous monitoring of treatments and in the process, generate medical data that gives valuable input for medical research, allow increased cooperation amongst healthcare professionals, save time and reduce costs to patients and to health organizations...
Steve Wanyee on June 10, 2016
The Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA) started 6 years ago by Kenyans and for Kenya, was born out of fundamental needs to play a more proactive role in supporting the efforts of the government of Kenya (GoK), to appropriately, wisely, and sustainably utilize information, communications and technology to improve delivery of healthcare services, affordably, and sustainably...