Health workforce needs to be more Informatics savvy
Authors: Susan E. Smith, Lesley E. Drake, Julie-Gai B. Harris, Kay Watson, Peter G. Pohlner What’s the research – Innovation and adoption of health and clinical informatics solutions are vital to sustainable, equitable and accessible health services. The article relates that health information can guide policy, service planning, decision making and health surveillance but skilled […]
Medical Devices in Cyberland: a risky adventure!
Authors: Patricia AH Williams, Andrew J Woodward What’s the research – Connecting medical devices to computer networks has introduced new challenges in protecting them against cyber-attacks. This study takes a holistic view into the medical devices operational environment, discusses the contributing factors to their insecurities, the available solutions, and offers recommendations for their future development. […]
When co-location is not enough to achieve integrated care
Authors: Siaw-Teng Liaw, Rachael Kearns, Jane Taggart, Oliver Frank, Riki Lane, Michael Tam, Sarah Dennis, Christine Walker, Grant Russell, Mark Harris What’s the research – This study examined the informatics capability maturity (ICM) in integrated primary care centres and whether informatics maturity is a good predictor of the enablers and barriers influencing the use of […]
Health Information Exchange
The mobilisation of health care information electronically across organisations within a region, community or hospital system. In practice the term HIE may also refer to the organisation that facilitates the exchange.