Sunday, July 24, 2016

AmericanEHR Incorporates ONC’s Certified HIT Developer Transparency Data

I have always been proud of the work I was part of at Hot Tomali.  One of our most prolific endeavours was the work we did on American EHR pertaining to Electronic Health Records knowledge.  Hot Tomali CEO Thomas Stringham is a key co-founder of, the voice of the American medical community pertaining to ratings and readiness preparations for electronic health records software platforms. AmericanEHR is dedicated to the creation of an online community of clinicians who use IT to deliver first rate health care to American citizens. Through education, social media and the collection of peer contributed data, AmericanEHR provides tools and data to facilitate optimal decision making for potential EHR purchasers. The company has grown substantially and is largely considered the top source of accurate and timely data on the most common EHR software platforms.

On July 19 this new announcement came out:

ONC recently launched a dashboard listing new transparency information for certified health information technology. This data was released to help purchasers of health IT to access information about costs and limitations they may encounter when implementing and using certified health IT products. Developers must also make a Transparency Attestation indicating whether they will take additional voluntary actions to increase transparency regarding their products and business practices. This includes proactively providing meaningful information to prospective customers and to organizations that publish comparative information and tools for the benefit of health IT purchasers. The disclosure of this information is required under certification rules established by ONC on January 14, 2016.

AmericanEHR is proud to announce the full integration of ONC’s Certified Health IT Developer Transparency Attestation data into our certified EHR product profiles and our EHR comparison tool. Users can now see if a Certified Health IT developer supports or has declined to support the Transparency Attestation. Links to each developers Public Product Disclosure(s) are also available as downloadable PDF’s or web links.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Neo4J Fundamentals Training in Vancouver, BC this week!

Neo4j Fundamentals
Duration:  8-hours/1 day
Skill Level: Beginner
Course Description
This course will give you a foundational knowledge of graph databases and use cases. You'll learn all the getting-started basics, including data import and creation, basic modeling, and querying. Learn to use Neo4j's powerful query language, Cypher, and how it can drastically improve your connected data problems.

Best Suited For:
  • Anyone with an interest in database technology
  • Developers, Administrators, DevOps engineers, DBAs, Business Analysts and students.
Skills taught:
  • An understanding of graph databases
  • How to use graph databases
  • Introduction to data modeling with Graph databases
  • How to get started working with Neo4j
  • Build confidence in building a graph enabled application
You don’t need any previous experience with Neo4j, NOSQL databases or specific development languages 
Course Outline
  • Introduction to Graphs
  • Introduction to Graph based Modeling
  • Neo4j and Cypher
  • Advanced Queries with Cypher
  • Real-world implementation use cases with Neo4j
Technical requirements
*You will need your own laptop.*  Please arrive early to quickly install the product and labs used in the class.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For any questions about the event, e-mail