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BACKGROUND In 2003, the National Health Service in England and Wales, despite its large investment in information and communication technology, had not set a national research agenda. The National Health Service has three main research and development programs: one is the Service Delivery and Organisation program, commissioned in 2003, and the others are(More)
Much development work is ongoing addressing technologies and their application in the health domain, in order to achieve solutions that are non-invasive to every day life and work. As with many previous phases of informatics to support health, currently the developments are in islands and there is considerable untapped potential for synergy. Much research(More)
  • Jean Roberts
  • 2006
This paper puts forward a case for use of the term "health informatics" to be deployed as a catalyst to collective recognition of the contribution that technology, information handling and decision support can provide to effective health care internationally. It cautions against disregarding the impact that the collective 'health informatics' may have on(More)
Access to web technologies and the increased bandwidth and capacity of these systems has facilitated the development of personal electronic health records (PEHRs). This conference reports the key messages from the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM) meeting on PEHRs 'From Biomedical Research to People's Health' in May 2009. The conference(More)
  • Jean Roberts
  • 2011
There is an increasing demand for informatics human resources from major ehealth developments aimed at supporting more effective healthcare in many countries. Focus to date has been on the standards required to describe ehealth applications and solutions; with sporadic attention to the workforce necessary to deliver them. There are challenges to ensuring(More)
This paper looks at the development of health informatics from a segregated uni-disciplinary beginning to an environment in which multi-disciplinary health informatics and uni-disciplinary work co-exist reasonably harmoniously. However, the paper considers some of the catalysts and inhibitors which have made the transition not as smooth or wide ranging as(More)
This case study report of the establishment of a national repository of multi-media materials describes the creation process, the challenges faced in putting it into operation and the opportunities for the future. The initial resource has been incorporated under standard library and knowledge management practices. A collaborative action research method was(More)
The new Global Information Society increasingly incorporates electronic tools in every walk of life. The e-communication revolution should not be welcomed just because it exists, but rather taken as a possible catalyst to better performance, however that is perceived. Healthcare practitioners must harness the good will & motivation of citizens to play(More)