This is the discussion and specifications site for OSHIP and the applications that are being developed on the platform. If you are building multi-level model health care applications on OSHIP you are welcome to have space here to discuss your project.
OSHIP is a sub-project of the Multi-Level Health Information Modelling project found at http://www.mlhim.org
The complexity of healthcare applications is largely due to integration of heterogeneous systems - from patient records to theatre management and dosage planning applications. It is further fueled due to constant technological advances that all vendors want to leverage to maintain market position. This has also spiraled healthcare costs, which brings no respite to the already tight profit margins in the healthcare sector. Improving user experience and controlling costs thus hold top ranks in the priority list of healthcare providers. Introducing UE practices at the onset not only enriches user experience, but it can also help reduce costs in terms of business days taken to operate complex systems, IT-induced medical errors, costs in training and manuals, and the opportunity costs from uninformed, bad purchases.