Chyu M.-C.,Texas Tech University |
Austin T.,Helicon Health Ltd. |
Calisir F.,Technical University of Istanbul |
Chanjaplammootil S.,Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center |
And 37 more authors.
Journal of Healthcare Engineering | Year: 2015
Engineering has been playing an important role in serving and advancing healthcare. The term "Healthcare Engineering" has been used by professional societies, universities, scientific authors, and the healthcare industry for decades. However, the definition of "Healthcare Engineering" remains ambiguous. The purpose of this position paper is to present a definition of Healthcare Engineering as an academic discipline, an area of research, a field of specialty, and a profession. Healthcare Engineering is defined in terms of what it is, who performs it, where it is performed, and how it is performed, including its purpose, scope, topics, synergy, education/training, contributions, and prospects.
Austin T.,University College London |
Sun S.,Helicon Health Ltd. |
Lim Y.S.,University College London |
Nguyen D.,Helicon Health Ltd. |
And 3 more authors.
Journal of Healthcare Engineering | Year: 2015
This paper describes the implementation of an Electronic Healthcare Record server inside a PostgreSQL relational database without dependency on any further middleware infrastructure. The five-part international standard for communicating healthcare records (ISO EN 13606) is used as the information basis for the design of the server. We describe some of the features that this standard demands that are provided by the server, and other areas where assumptions about the durability of communications or the presence of middleware lead to a poor fit. Finally, we discuss the use of the server in two real-world scenarios including a commercial application.
Helicon Health Ltd | Date: 2016-05-04
Pre-recorded magnetic data carriers on the subject of health, health care and the prevention of disease; pre-recorded discs, namely, compact discs and DVDs featuring health, health care and the prevention of disease; computer software, namely, computer software for database management, patient management, statistical analysis and providing information in the form of leaflets and sheets on clinical guidance and education in the field of health, heath care and the prevention and management of disease; mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment and computers; fire-extinguishing apparatus; electronic publications, namely, text books and information leaflets in the field of health, heath care and the prevention and management of disease, recorded on computer media; downloadable electronic publications in the nature of textbooks and information leaflets in the field of health, heath care and the prevention and management of disease; electronic databases in the field of health, heath care and the prevention and management of disease; computer software and computer programs for use in database management; all the aforesaid being for or relating to health, health care and the prevention and management of disease. Provision of on-line forums for health, health care and the prevention and management of disease; providing internet chat room services; providing a secured access database via the Internet through which documents and images can be viewed, copied and printed for purposes of accessing data in the field of health, health care and the prevention and management of disease; providing access to computer databases; rental of access time to a computer database; telecommunication access services, namely, providing a Web portal for access to Internet websites; telecommunications consultation, namely, consultancy, information and advisory services about all the aforesaid services. Medical research; scientific and technological services, namely, scientific research in the field of health, health care, fitness and the prevention and management of disease; and research and design services relating thereto, namely, scientific research; designing, managing and monitoring for proper function of online forums for discussion; design and development of computer hardware and software; computer programming; installation, maintenance and repair of computer software; computer consultancy services; designing websites for others, namely, design, drawing and commissioned writing for the compilation of web sites; creating, maintaining and hosting the web sites of others; computer software design; design and development of computer software for database management; technical support services, namely, troubleshooting of computer software, computer programs, and computer databases; development of computer programs and databases including for use over computer networks and the Internet; maintaining and updating computer software; leasing of computer programs; computer and technical consultancy support services including troubleshooting, namely, troubleshooting of computer software, computer programs and computer database problems; consultancy, information and advisory services to all the aforesaid services, namely, computer consultation; all the aforesaid being for or relating to health, health care and the prevention and management of disease. Medical services; dentistry services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings; health care services; health screening services in the field of long term disease and health problems, namely, cardiovascular disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke prevention, heart failure, coronary artery disease, anticoagulation therapy, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, diabetes, and dementia; medical health and fitness assessment services, namely, providing medical profiles and medical record analysis and assessments via a website that are designed to provide custom-tailored outputs listing recommended resources and treatments associated with a defined set of symptoms and concerns; medical testing, namely, medical analysis for the diagnosis and treatment of persons; medical services, namely, preparation of reports relating to medical matters; medical clinic services; medical services, namely, conducting medical examinations; medical treatment services and arranging medical treatment; medical advisory services; medical screening; medical services, namely, performing medical investigations and tests; health and medical information services; medical and psychological counselling; counselling services relating to the psychological relief and treatment of medical aliments; medical and psychological health treatment services; nutrition counselling, namely, nutrition and diet guidance services; providing information in the medical sector in the field of healthy living and lifestyle including nutrition and fitness; providing nutrition information; food information, namely, providing nutritional information about food in relation to the prevention and management of disease; advice services, namely, providing medical advice in the field of health, health care, fitness, weight loss and the prevention and management of disease; counselling services relating to diet and nutrition; nutritional therapy; counselling services in the field of herbalism; acupuncture; hypnotherapy; homeopathy; alternative and complementary medicine services, namely, chiropractic, meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, reflexology, spiritual healing, swimming therapy, aquatherapy and hydrotherapy; Chinese medicine, namely, herbalism, acupuncture, massage, exercise and dietary therapy; reiki healing services; medical services in the nature of detoxification services; medical services in the field of osteopathy; pregnancy testing; physiotherapy; pharmacy advice; massage and physical therapy services; medical services, namely, injury assessment and treatment services; health and medical spa services; nursing homes; cosmetic surgery; consultancy, information and advisory services, including helpline services, relating to all the aforesaid services, namely, providing medical information, consultancy and advisory services.
PubMed | The Innovation Group, Helicon Health Ltd. and University College London
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA | Year: 2016
Clinical information models are formal specifications for representing the structure and semantics of the clinical content within electronic health record systems. This research aims to define, test, and validate evaluation metrics for software tools designed to support the processes associated with the definition, management, and implementation of these models.The proposed framework builds on previous research that focused on obtaining agreement on the essential requirements in this area. A set of 50 conformance criteria were defined based on the 20 functional requirements agreed by that consensus and applied to evaluate the currently available tools.Of the 11 initiative developing tools for clinical information modeling identified, 9 were evaluated according to their performance on the evaluation metrics. Results show that functionalities related to management of data types, specifications, metadata, and terminology or ontology bindings have a good level of adoption. Improvements can be made in other areas focused on information modeling and associated processes. Other criteria related to displaying semantic relationships between concepts and communication with terminology servers had low levels of adoption.The proposed evaluation metrics were successfully tested and validated against a representative sample of existing tools. The results identify the need to improve tool support for information modeling and software development processes, especially in those areas related to governance, clinician involvement, and optimizing the technical validation of testing processes. This research confirmed the potential of these evaluation metrics to support decision makers in identifying the most appropriate tool for their organization.Los Modelos de Informacin Clnica son especificaciones para representar la estructura y caractersticas semnticas del contenido clnico en los sistemas de Historia Clnica Electrnica. Esta investigacin define, prueba y valida un marco para la evaluacin de herramientas informticas diseadas para dar soporte en la en los procesos de definicin, gestin e implementacin de estos modelos.El marco de evaluacin propuesto se basa en una investigacin previa para obtener consenso en la definicin de requisitos esenciales en esta rea. A partir de los 20 requisitos funcionales acordados, un conjunto de 50 criterios de conformidad fueron definidos y aplicados en la evaluacin de las herramientas existentes.Un total de 9 de las 11 iniciativas identificadas desarrollando herramientas para el modelado de informacin clnica fueron evaluadas. Los resultados muestran que las funcionalidades relacionadas con la gestin de tipos de datos, especificaciones, metadatos y mapeo con terminologas u ontologas tienen un buen nivel de adopcin. Se identifican posibles mejoras en reas relacionadas con los procesos de modelado de informacin. Otros criterios relacionados con presentar las relaciones semnticas entre conceptos y la comunicacin con servidores de terminologa tienen un bajo nivel de adopcin.El marco de evaluacin propuesto fue probado y validado satisfactoriamente contra un conjunto representativo de las herramientas existentes. Los resultados identifican la necesidad de mejorar el soporte de herramientas a los procesos de modelado de informacin y desarrollo de software, especialmente en las reas relacionadas con gobernanza, participacin de profesionales clnicos y la optimizacin de la validacin tcnica en los procesos de pruebas tcnicas. Esta investigacin ha confirmado el potencial de este marco de evaluacin para dar soporte a los usuarios en la toma de decisiones sobre que herramienta es ms apropiadas para su organizacin.