(Wiley) In a recent study, screening rates for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among baby boomers increased fivefold in the year following implementation of an electronic health record (EHR)-based prompt for primary care physician...
(American Academy of Family Physicians) The full text article appears in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has announced collaboration with MEDITECH to integrate NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates (NCCN Templates) into MEDITECH’s Web Electronic Health Record (EHR) as standard cancer treatment protocols for use at point of care. Show More Summary
Editor’s Note: Richard Sullivan is the chief operations officer for Medsphere Systems Corporation, the solution provider for the OpenVista electronic health record. The last time you made a difficult decision, chances are you engaged in some form of a process called the 5 W’s, or maybe the 5W’s and Sometimes How, or 5W+1H … maybe 6 W’s. Right.... Read More
Overview of Medical Device Integration Task I provided an overview of integrating medical device systems and information into an EHR in a paper I wrote in 2008. The figure below provides a graphical representation of the overview. The system architecture for medical device integration consists of a medical device which is attached to a network, […]
Cerner, today announced the creation of an Advisory Group to provide insights and recommendations in support of Cerner’s work on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program. TheShow More Summary
Victorian healthcare provider Melbourne Health has published a request for tender to support its proposed electronic medical record system.
Despite the proliferation of electronic medical records, patients still have trouble accessing their history when it matters most.
A tale from the trenches.In recent years, as a result of the 2010 IT-related injury and 2011 death of my mother, I have engaged myself as an independent EHR forensic expert regarding evidentiary and patient harm issues in medical malpractice litigation. Show More Summary
...I wanted to share a few subtle signs of burnout that can change the trajectory of a medical career. With increased workload, requirements for electronic health record documentation, system inefficiencies and the normal day-to-day stresses of clinical practice, it is easy to see why a life in medicine has taken its toll on many physicians...
This appeared a few days ago:SA Government sued for $185m over delays with new Royal Adelaide Hospital electronic health record systemLynne Minion | 17 Aug 2017 Less than three weeks out from opening, the $2.3 billion new Royal Adelaide...Show More Summary
This appeared last weekCerner's John Glaser: How to finally fix the EHR usability problemElectronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)The veteran executive proposes a multi-pronged approach to ending the tyranny of wasted time and effort created...Show More Summary
There have been two different bits of news last week.First we had this.Near half-billion-dollar South Australian hospital records system failing: AMAThe AMA has said a new electronic records system being rolled out in South Australian...Show More Summary
Electronic health records (EHR) have been used for several years. It is the form that physicians use to login sensitive information about their patient. Security and confidentiality of such delicate, valued protected health information (PHI) has historically been a concern, and rightfully so. Over the course of a few years, hacking on broad scales have […]
These appeared a few days ago:My Health Records You can register for your own My Health Record. A My Health Record is an electronic summary of your health information. Healthcare providers can add information about your health to your My Health Record, in accordance with your access controls. Show More Summary
This appeared last week:HealthOne an e-health record for all?Liane Topham-Kindleyliane@nzdoctor.co.nzTuesday 01 August 2017, 1:40PM The electronic shared health records system HealthOne is operating throughout the South Island as ofShow More Summary
(RAND Corporation) Some studies have raised concern about burnout among health care workers as they grapple with changes such electronic medical records and medical homes. A new study finds that physicians, nurses and other staff members...Show More Summary
UC San Diego Health has moved its electronic medical records (EMR) system to the cloud. The move to an Epic-hosted cloud environment is part of a long-term strategy to shift away from traditional data centers to a less expensive, more reliable and secure repository for patients' medical records.
The Council of Australian Governments Health Council has given the federal government the green light to automatically sign citizens up to an electronic health record, with a public consultation on draft interoperability standards to come by the end of next year.
This appeared last week:Doctors claim medical records system puts patient safety at riskKara Vickery, Janelle Miles, The Courier-MailJuly 26, 2017 12:00amPROBLEMS with Queensland Health’s electronic medical record system are angering...Show More Summary