CDS forecast (Part 1): Cloudy with a chance of FHIR

CDS forecast (Part 1): Cloudy with a chance of FHIR

by Aziz Boxwala

Many studies have shown that clinical decision support (CDS) can positively impact the behavior of providers, leading to better patient care. Despite that fact, adoption and implementation of CDS remains limited. Much of the CDS that is implemented today is of the simplistic, off-the-shelf drug-drug interaction checking variety. This is in large part due to the effort required to design and implement effective CDS. Whether you purchase CDS content and rules from a vendor, or author them in-house, integrating them into your EHR system and deploying it in your institution is not for the faint-of-heart...

FHIR: Fueling innovation in health IT

FHIR: Fueling innovation in health IT

by Aziz Boxwala

Interoperability of health IT systems has been, and continues to be, a challenge. If you’re like most in healthcare, you’re constantly coming up with “workarounds” to get your EHR to provide or accept data to and from various systems. The results of these workarounds is often a less than ideal user experience for the people you’re trying to serve - your clinicians. How many of you out there have settled for creating a PDF and pushing it into your EHR via MDM? Fear not, you’re not alone, and help is on the way in the form of HL7 FHIR!...

Why we started Elimu Informatics

by Jim Shalaby

Both PSMI and Meliorix have worked closely together on some very exciting and challenging projects over the past few years. We discovered in the process that we had a great deal of synergy, Meliorix with expertise in decision support standards, design, deployment and PSMI in clinical content, terminologies, rules content, pathways and knowledge management. When Aziz and I started talking about joining forces in 2017