Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New Features for Digital Health Space

As Bob Dylan always said   "The times, they are a-changin."

That was fifty years ago.  How young he looks !  So did I !  HIT, EMR, MACRA, MIPS...we had no idea what was coming.  The one constant in our little universe is Change  Politics change, science changes, nomenclature changes and more.........

The ease of access to knowledge has changed immeasurably. First the internet and the world wide web, with search engine giants such as Google, Bing,PubMed, Yahoo.  A quick google search for search engines results in a list of 15 of the top sources to search for any topic.

There are also niche search engines. SEO     Top Social Bookmarking Sites, Top People sites

One of the key attributes of a search often is the overwhelming answer, much of it noise.

Now comes the possible saviour. Analytics. Hidden behind the words are the algorithms. We learned about these in simple algebra. Health analytical algorithms  are much more complicated, but can still  be expressed mathematically in computer codes.

An essential skill for physicians today is to know about some basic coding.  There are many online courses that cover coding, web develop and many languages such as Java, Python, CSS and tools for editing  programs.

Enspektos, LLC

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