To Use the Individual Edition of the QiiQ Assistant

By |2019-12-27T10:43:15-08:00December 24th, 2019|General|

Most Health IT applications are built and sold as enterprise solutions that present: significant cost outlay for the hospital disruption to workflow routine for many people who work delivering care considerable new risks to patient data and system security This typically means that approvals take many months. That can [...]

In Pursuit of Workflow Efficiency

By |2019-11-18T08:34:04-08:00May 11th, 2019|General|

The gyrations​ around features and functionality have been damn taxing. Choosing which features to go with have been informed by a huge number of criteria. Some are familiar to any entrepreneur, while some are less common: the hospital approval process (affected by politics, patient safety, regulatory, IT and facilities, and [...]

Towards a QiiQ Mobile App Design

By |2019-11-18T08:39:23-08:00December 3rd, 2018|General|

At the Fraser Health hackathon in January 2017, I met the CEO of QiiQ Healthcare, Dave Brown. I was looking for opportunities to do data visualization at the hackathon, and we got into discussing exciting possibilities for communicating patient tracking metrics to clinicians and administrators for QiiQ. However I wasn’t [...]

Out of the Cupboard – a Design Insight

By |2019-11-18T08:39:47-08:00August 10th, 2018|Design, General|

As a CEO who deeply believes that "getting it right" is really really hard, I sometimes have to defend the importance of design. This morning I found myself contemplating that conversation once again. And this time, the designer's talents for empathy and reflection emerged as two key abilities that can [...]

The Brutality of Sepsis

By |2019-11-18T08:42:17-08:00March 3rd, 2017|Clinical, General|

Between the Sepsis Alliance and the Center for Disease Control, a lot has been published about the impact of sepsis on the US healthcare system.  The dramatic figures in the USA reflect an even more grim picture when one examines what's been happening in less developed countries where healthcare technology [...]