Category: reviews

  • The games surrounding certification in EHRs

    A little while back, the Certification Committee for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) had its future in doubt because of some announcements about possible changes to its role. As with any program, there seems to be some issues surrounding the certification process and whether vendors may be “playing games”. Houston Neal, of Software Advice, has an […]

  • An experience using Telehealth Ontario

    Ontario’s Ministry of Health has a “free, confidential telephone service you can call to get health advice or general health information from a registered nurse” called Telehealth Ontario. I don’t know about you, but as someone who works and studies in the ehealth domain, I find the name of the service somewhat confusing. I can […]

  • Google Scholar – not ready for prime time

    I came across a comprehensive review of Google Scholar available from the Thomson Gale Publishing group. As you know, Google Scholar is a dedicated search tool aimed at “academics” to search information regarding journal articles, reports, and other “scientific” literature. In a previous post (Google Scholar: Don’t believe the hype?), I shared some of my […]

  • "The Cathedral and the Bazaar"

    Review Okay, I’ve finished reading The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric Raymond and I must say that I am now far more educated on the subject of “open source”. From a purely “book review” perspective, Raymond does a wonderful job of balancing the conceptual issues with the more technical examples related to open source. […]