Monthly Archives: June 2012

UBC eHealth Strategy Office:Bridging Research and Education on Healthcare Innovation

UBC eHealth Strategy Office explores the innovative ways to utilize modern information and technologies to improve health care. The uniqueness of the Office is that it combines the research and educational expertise to facilitate health informatics development in Canada and worldwide. The mission of the Office rests on three pillars: research; education; technologies and innovation. […]Continue reading «UBC eHealth Strategy Office:Bridging Research and Education on Healthcare Innovation»

Top 5: National HIV Testing Day

The blog has a post on health IT resources related to National HIV Testing Day, observed on June 27th and organized by the National Association of People with AIDS. Health Observance Toolkit on this is a monthly feature; the June edition has sample tweets and a sample blog post for users that want […]Continue reading «Top 5: National HIV Testing Day»

Potential Impacts from the Pending ACA Ruling

In a recent Issue Brief, the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions covered the expected ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. They noted that it is expected to answer the following questions: • Is the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) applicable to the ACA based on determination that the individual mandate is a tax, not […]Continue reading «Potential Impacts from the Pending ACA Ruling»

Top 5: Health & Fitness Android Apps (Paid)

These are the top paid health and fitness mobile apps, according to the Android Market website: Endomondo Sports Tracker PRO ($3.99): tracks and analyzes exercise time, duration, GPS location Couch-to-5K ($1.99): offers an interactive “coach” feature, while tracking and analyzing running time Zombies, Run! ($7.99): this game uses sound to encourage users to run to […]Continue reading «Top 5: Health & Fitness Android Apps (Paid)»

Top 5: Health Datapalooza Keynote Speakers

The five keynotes from this week’s Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC, with their affiliations and Twitter handles. Bill Frist is a former Senate Majority Leader, having served two terms as State Senator for Tenessee before his 2007 retirement. He is also a nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon (@bfrist). Todd Park has been the […]Continue reading «Top 5: Health Datapalooza Keynote Speakers»

Top 5: Presentations from eHealth 2012

Top presentations from this week’s eHealth 2012 conference in Vancouver, BC Ian Fish, Canadian Lead for Connected Healthcare Offering at Accenture, “A Global Perspective on Driving Health System Value from Investment in Health Information and Communications Technology“ John Halamka, Chief Information Officer and Dean for Technology at Harvard Medical School gave the Keynote Address, “Connecting […]Continue reading «Top 5: Presentations from eHealth 2012 »