Face Authentication, US Healthcare System, Mirth Project

I’ve doing more reading on EMR and the likes since I finished a business plan I was writing. Here’s a few articles/blog posts that I found interesting:

Face Authentication Software
The Healthcare IT Guy posted an interesting review of some auto-recognition and auto-login system for healthcare workstations called FastAccess by Sensible Vision. A standard web cam, easily installed software that can recognize my face to log me in. I need to get me a demo so I can try it out.

US Healthcare System
This is a nice article saying that although the media describes the US Healthcare system as broken down, many “better” healthcare systems aren’t immune to problems.

Mirth Project
I really like the idea of an open source project that supports HL7 messaging. I just can’t get my head around what exactly this means and how they are making the wretched HL7 messaging any easier.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

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  • Comparing the Mirth project to other HL7 messaging products, it actually compares pretty favorably. You can get messages into it in all sorts of ways, and it delivers those messages in all sorts of formats. It’s really easy to use, if you know JavaScript and XSLT. It has some weaknesses, like the reliance on JavaScript and XSLT with a so-so editor and it has no message browser, but since the source is there on SourceForge (and all messages are stored in an internal DB you can connect some other gui software to), if you’re a company looking at adding some code or shelling out 50 to 100 grand for another product… well you may be better off just coding it yourself.

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