ePatients – people like you and me

ePatients – people like you and me

[BLOG] by HISA's Leadership & Advocacy Director Dr Josie Di Donato Inspired by the wisdom of the past, I set the scene for this month’s topic - consumer informatics and ePatients…. Back in the day, the motor car company Ford had a philosophy on “customer choice” that went like this: Consumers could have any colour car [...]
[ BLOG ] : Better to replace a broken computer than replace YOU

[ BLOG ] : Better to replace a broken computer than replace YOU

Each month, HISA’s Leadership and Advocacy Director Dr Josie Di Donato contemplates on trending issues and topics. Your feedback and suggestions for future articles are welcomed. You can reach Josie here. Scrolling through LinkedIn at the start of 2019, there were a number of posts from hospitals welcoming their new medical interns. By now thousands [...]
[ BLOG ] : A brief window to intervene and shape the future of health IT in Australia … it’s closing soon

[ BLOG ] : A brief window to intervene and shape the future of health IT in Australia … it’s closing soon

The issue of fit between the work and needs of clinicians (medical, nursing and other) together with the clinical information systems (CIS) they are expected to use during the course of managing patients, is one that has been gaining increasing amounts of attention over time. This is particularly true of large-scale CIS. That is to [...]
How MedApps are using UX to create a World Class App

How MedApps are using UX to create a World Class App

MedApps Resident Guide Journey Statistics According to the Lean Enterprise, 66% of business ideas produce a neutral or negative effect. CIO.com.au reports that 37% of IT projects fail due to a lack of communication or poor communication. In the United States, design-driven companies outperformed the S&P 500* by 228% (Microsoft and DMI). Design-driven projects have [...]
Design and Healthcare: How do you get started?

Design and Healthcare: How do you get started?

By Dr Chris Marmo The 2018 Australian Telehealth Conference in Sydney wrapped up recently, and the conference theme of ‘Transforming Care, Virtual, Connected & Co-Designed’ meant that the topics of design thinking and co-design were on people’s minds throughout the two days. One of the challenges noted during the conference was that it is difficult [...]