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Monthly Archives: October 2014

#HI201 #EA @jdonsoriano @abbysantos @TDMontalesMD

  @jdonsoriano Q: How do we deal with current existing vertical information systems under the EA plan? Ans: Vertical systems are results of poor (or lack of) architectural design. Often we blame information systems for these vertical programs but if you look closely, these information systems were simply artifacts that reflect the realities of the […]

#HI201 #EA @mtres23

Q1: As a well respected person in Health Informatics, can you give us an example where you championed strategic enterprise architectural thinking to positively impact a local health organization’s operations (in whatever field they may be)? Ans: Yes, in two instances. First, when I was CIO at PhilHealth (scope of enterprise = PhilHealth), we came […]

#HI201 #EA @lazyjayc

Question#4: What is the difference between COBIT 5, ITIL, and EA? (I’m confused.. hehe) #MSHI #HI201 #EA Ans: COBIT5 is a business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT. It is an all-encompassing framework for enterprise IT. More at IT Infrastructure Library is a framework for the delivery, service, and support to […]

#HI201 #EA @bumblebest

From @bumblebest Q1: How often should we adjust an EA? What are the prime factors causing these possible changes? #HI201 #EA Ans: Any change is inevitable. But the change should be managed so that the stakeholders can accommodate it. TOGAF’s Architecture Development Method (ADM) Phase H shows that change management occurs after the opportunity (in […]

#HI201 #EA @grz_ie23

From @grz_ie23 Q1: How do we strike the right balance between centralised coordination and decentralised implementation of #EA initiatives? #HI201 Ans: Striking the balance is the role of good governance. The WHO-ITU Toolkit described three ways government can control the national eHealth development plan. The National eHealth Governance Steering Committee (through the TWG) agreed that […]

#HI201 #EA @kidseyes88

1) Will open EMR prevent this? Billing dispute leads to blocked patient data in Maine… via @BostonGlobe No it will not. There are at least three layers of interoperability that need to exist before data flows effectively — business, information, technology. Open electronic medical records can address information and technology interoperability but cannot assure […]

#HI201 #EA (@wendijoyce)

For my part in MSHI’s HI201 class, I asked the students to post questions on Twitter. So far only @wendijoyce has complied. Here are my answers to her questions: Q: Where are we in the development of #EA for the Philippine eHealth or HIS? A: In a proper EA methodology, you need to first identify […]