Found out about this from Brian O’Malley of Enterprise Ireland last week – one of their Technology Club events.
Dr Stefan Decker of NUIG and DERI will present on the topic “Semantic Web for e-Health – a first assessment and opportunities ahead“
Should be an interesting morning – the guys from DERI have been pretty active in Semantic Web developments over the past number of years. They have another event on next week in Galway looking at social networks – nice to see they are throwing their eyes at health;
Hopefully they will going in to this with an background knowledge of the healthcare situation in Ireland with regard to the use of IT. So to often one attends events where the understanding of how things currently work versus how they might work in their blue sky version leaves some shaking their heads.
Innovation with a dose of pragmatism sometimes hits the spot better…
Tags: nuig, deri, semanticweb
I’ve just watched the Windows Vista in Healthcare webcast and attached some show notes below. For those who do not want to go through the pain of downloading, or even watching some screencasts – its a useful, if short overview.
Steve Rubel over at Micro Persuasion talks in this post about the fact that the majority of top postings to blogs relate to technology and political issues. This skew has not been lost on myself over the last day or so while I complete an article on blogging for a healthcare publication; conveying the benefit of any new technology or method of communication and interaction is not always easy when the audience cannot put their finger on the examples from their own industry or sector.
I think this is particularly the case of healthcare, which Steve mentions as one which is difficult to find in terms of blogging active communities – i couldn’t agree more.
Some steps are being taken to remedy this – HITSphere being one of them – a site where healthcare IT bloggers can register and be listed on – you will find the Health Tech Blog there.
On the social side, a blogger dinner is being planned for HIMSS 06 in San Diego – you can register your interest here. There is also the possiblity (if there is sufficient interest) for a blogger meet-up at the annual Healthcare Informatics Conference in Harrowgate,UK for european health bloggers. Send me an email or leave a comment if you are interested in this.
I’m attending a lecture today in Dublin given by Dr John Loonsk,
Associate Director for Informatics and acting director of the National
Center for Public Health Informatics at the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention in Atlanta.
It’s entitled "The Development of Disease Surveillance Information Systems in the United States
– Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions".
This pdf from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland
gives some background to the speaker and the event. An article from
Healthcare Informatics in 2002 puts Loonsk in the category of Top 10 IT Innovators.
many thanks to John and Aoibheann for organising this event…
EAN Ireland have ICT solutions such as barcodes and RFID as a focus for this event on 4th November in Dublin. RFID is getting a lot of mention generally within Healthcare settings as an intelligent mechanism for tracking things such as stock and in this case patients, within the confines of a hospital.