Digital health technology, such as electronic health records, is believed to enhance patient-centred care, improve integrated care and ensure financially sustainable health care.
Digital health can improve care, but in Ontario, health data are still fragmented, despite billions of dollars spent over the last two decades to enable fast and secure exchange of health information.
Poor communication isn’t the problem, it’s the inability of leadership to understand what’s being communicated.
An inexperienced senior executive may defer to inappropriate sources for advice, treating technical disagreements as personality conflicts or interference.
The majority of refugees have access to smartphones.
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Accessing the right information in a timely manner is essential, but difficult for newly arrived refugees. Information varies, plus there are language barriers and geographical complications.
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From Dundee to Dublin, horror spectaculars are springing up like zombies from the dead.
Canadian companies say there’s a shortage of skilled workers, but are they investing in training?
Canadian firms say there’s a dire shortage of skilled workers. But recent studies suggest they’re not investing in training, apparently expecting universities to train their employees for them.
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Clowns were even scarier when you were young.
Veterans and service members on the job hunt.
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Large numbers of veterans hold misconceptions about IT work that discourage them from pursuing careers in the field.
‘All Greek to me, mate.’
When we ditched high-school Latin we lost a great intellectual training. Here’s how to get it back without resorting to a dead language.
Medicare’s IT systems haven’t been carefully planned, they’re the product of an evolution of government policy.
When a system is as complex as that of Medicare’s, it is going to be extremely expensive to rebuild and it is not possible to simply “retrofit” an off-the-shelf product from another company.
Something’s not right about how we see communication.
How we see the purpose of communication limits our approach to designing technology that makes it possible.
What’s to prevent an IT worker doing something against the public’s interest?
Many professionals risk the wrath of their governing body if they act against any code of ethics. But not so the IT industry. Is it time for that to change?
Coding: it’s just another language to learn at school.
Computer coding should be thought of as teaching children another language. If they get the basics right at an early age, who knows where their new-found language skills can take them.
Malcolm Turnbull appears to have drawn on his tech background to shape his vision of government.
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Malcolm Turnbull has drawn on his experience in the IT industry to create a new vision of ‘agile’ government.
Girls are more interested in IT when learning is targeted at them.
The way IT is taught in schools means girls are less likely to continue on to further study. When you take the boys out of class and direct teaching to the girls, interest in IT increases.
The shoulder pads are gone but the IT infrastructure remains.
A KPMG report warned last year that the next systemic shock to UK banking could come from an as yet unforeseen event, such as a massive payment outage or a cyber attack. Since the IT systems in most banks…
Egg on face? Don’t look so surprised.
Healthcare.gov – the web-based manifestation of Obamacare – launched last month to numerous and widely-publicised problems including long wait times, corrupted data and nonfunctional buttons. Although…
If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that this is not a fixable problem.
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Federal health minister Peter Dutton has commissioned a review of Labor’s troubled Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) project. It’s unclear whether the review committee is to decide…
Microsoft’s negative marketing campaign says less about Google and more about its insecurity in the IT industry.
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You can tell a lot about an organisation’s culture and view of the world by looking at what it says about its competitors. Some enterprises, just like some politicians and academics, are serene. They don’t…
Research shows corporate briefcases are bulging with multiple smartphones, tablets and laptops where only a few years ago…
Apple chief steve Jobs exits, but his grip on the company is likely to remain.
“God dammit, Gil,” shouted Bill Gates. “Why are you spending $400 million on this junk? Steve knows nothing about technology. He’s just a kind of super salesman. Virtually everything he thinks and says…