New AMIA Podcast Up: More on Meaningful Use

We’ve just put up the latest AMIA podcast. “More on Meaningful Use”:

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=315885315

Web 2.0 in Healthcare on NHS Resource Centre

Nice article about web 2.0 in healthcare on the NHS resource centre website:

If you thought the internet and email were amazing, you ain’t seen nothing yet. New Web 2.0 technologies are already being developed and having an impact on healthcare.

Nick Saalfeld sets out to find out what patients, doctors and policy makers are doing with collaborative and multi-media technologies.Internet technologies have changed the way almost everyone works. We can now communicate at lightning speed, work with peers on the other side of the world and find information at the click of a mouse.

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/nhs/content/articles/web-20-technologies-in-healthcare.aspx

Gen-i Sponsor m-Health NZ Conference

gen-iWe would like to welcome Gen-i as sponsors of the m-health NZ conference. Gen-i is a leading ICT services provider, successfully integrating IT and telecommunications services to provide converged ICT solutions for clients across New Zealand and Australia. M-health is very appreciative of Gen-i’s interest in mobile health in New Zealand and for its support of our conference. We look forward to hearing more on the 6th November.

If you haven’t registered yet, you can register for the conference here.

If you are interested in speaking, you can still submit a paper until 4th September. Submit your abstract here.

If you would like to become a sponsor of m-Health NZ, you can find out more information here.

Biden Announces $1.2 Billion for EHRs

“Expanding the use of electronic health records is fundamental to reforming our healthcare system,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, unveiling the grants with Biden in Chicago.

“Electronic health records can help reduce medical errors, make healthcare more efficient and improve the quality of medical care for all Americans.”

The grants will be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and be made available in 2010, the statement said.

Source: Reuters

Guest Post: Guidelines for use of Web 2.0 in depression

Hi All

My name is Susanne Doddrell and I am the Quality Coordinator for Lifeline Aotearoa.

We have a fantastic website at www.thelowdown.co.nz which provides info and support for young people in relation to Depression. We also operate a message board open to postings. In this forum we aim to foster and encourage an environment of hopefulness around depression, with information, questions, stories and support from service users and their peers.

What I am interested in is any research on best/good practice guidelines with reference to message board moderation in the area of mental health. Is this something that you can help with, or know of anything/anyone that I may be able to access to obtain this information. Our service is currently developing guidelines, and I am finding it difficult to locate literature specifically related to this.

If this is something that you are able to help with, or even direct me in the appropriate direction, it would be much appreciated.

Kind regards

Susanne Doddrell

Quality Coordinator

The Lowdown

Lifeline Aotearoa

Ph: (09) 909 9215 | Fax: (09) 909 9219 | Mobile: 027 498 7601

Email: Susanned@lifeline.org.nz

m-health NZ conference: Deadline reminders

A reminder that the Early Bird Registration expires on 31st August

The Abstract Submission deadline has been extended to Friday 4th September, 5.00 pm

The Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) and the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI) will be hosting a one-day conference on the use of mobile technology to improve health. The conference will be held at the School of Population Health, Tamaki University Campus on November 6th 2009. Organisers, Dr Robyn Whittaker and Dr Chris Paton, are hoping the conference will bring together those working in research, health services and industry, to potentially stimulate new collaborations. Many ground-breaking services and products are being developed here in NZ but there are few opportunities for those working in this area to share their experiences and knowledge.

Visit the website at www.m-healthconference.org.nz for more details and instructions on submitting abstracts or sponsoring the conference.