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Pentagon gets ready to award big contract for electronic medical records

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

The Pentagon is poised within days to award one of the most coveted health information-technology contracts in history — the first phase of a deal that could ultimately be worth more than $10.5 billon over the 18-year life of the contract.Read full article >>

Human factors and EHRs

Perhaps you don't want discouraging news about electronic health records. If that's the case, browse on to another site. However, the authors of this new paper have some important things to say. And they have the expertise to be credible,...Show More Summary

Is Accountability The Missing Element in Better Healthcare?

Irv Lichtenwald, Medsphere Systems CEO Editor’s Note: Irv Lichtenwald is president and CEO of Medsphere Systems Corporation, the solution provider for the OpenVista electronic health record. Prior to joining Medsphere, he served as CFO of Advent Software, a leading provider of investment management solutions. Show More Summary

Business Lessons From An Unlikely Sport: Cricket

The "true team sport," though less known in the U.S., is uniquely suited to the business mind, says eClinicalWorks CEO Girish Navani. Girish Navani, the CEO of eClinicalWorks, a major electronic health records company, first started playing cricket when he was six years old. Show More Summary

At First Read This Sounds Like a Very, Very Serious Issue. I Wonder What Is Going On With Patient Electronic Records Being Altered?

This appeared a few days ago.SA Health inquiry into how medical records linked to patient death disappeared from Lyell McEwin Hospital database BRAD CROUCH MEDICAL REPORTER The Advertiser July 15, 2015 8:41AM SA Health will investigate...Show More Summary

NEHTA’s Chairman Beats The Drum Of E-Health. Gets A Trifle Carried Away I Would Suggest!

This appeared a few days ago.Get elderly patients onlineCharlotte MitchellMonday, 13 July, 2015GPs should routinely ask their older patients to set up a personally controlled electronic health record to help them share medical information...Show More Summary

To Date I Have Never Seen A Meaningful Or Sensible Directional Change In Response To Any PCEHR Consultation! Will Things Be Different This Time And How Will We Know?

A number of weeks ago we had a request for input on future legislation for the IHI Service and the PCEHR.Here is the summary that was provided regarding what it was all about.Electronic Health Records and Healthcare Identifiers: Legislation...Show More Summary

Electronic Health Records Can Improve Care for People with Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease can be difficult to treat, but experts have identified strategies for using electronic health records to improve care for this vulnerable population. The guidelines, which will appear in an upcoming issue of the...Show More Summary

IDF Announces IDF ePHR App to Help Those Living with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases Manage Their Health

The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) has announced the launch of a mobile app for IDF ePHR, the electronic health record specifically designed for the primary immunodeficiency (PI) community. IDF ePHR allows individuals and caregivers living with PI to track important health information, including medications, diagnoses, symptoms, infections, and other critical data.

New strategies for combatting chronic kidney disease, other long-term conditions

New strategies for using electronic health records (EHRs) to treat patients with chronic kidney disease have been outlined by investigators. Their recommendations may help clinicians and hospitals better manage individual patients with chronic conditions and identify groups of patients most likely to benefit from different treatment strategies.

Tapping Into the Potential of Electronic Health Records to Improve Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions

The National Kidney Disease Education Program's Health Information Technology Working Group has identified strategies for using electronic health records to improve care for patients with chronic kidney disease, outlining specific design features and goals.

Researchers Outline New Strategies for Combatting Chronic Kidney Disease and Other Long-Term Conditions

Experts have identified new strategies for using electronic health records (EHRs) to treat patients with chronic kidney disease. These recommendations may help clinicians and hospitals better manage individual patients with chronic conditions and identify groups of patients most likely to benefit from different treatment strategies.

Importance of Expanding Health IT Incentives to Mental Healthcare

Editor’s Note: Irv Lichtenwald is president and CEO of Medsphere Systems Corporation, the solution provider for the OpenVista electronic health record. Prior to joining Medsphere, he served as CFO of Advent Software, a leading provider of investment management solutions. Show More Summary

Check your health records: You may be able to avoid trouble.

last monthHealth : The Checkup

I guess it could have been worse: My medical record could have listed a terminal illness. Instead, while perusing my electronic medical file recently, I found a note that totally stumped me: “multigravida.”Read full article >>

Why Medical Companies are Struggling to Adopt Electronic Records

last monthTechnology : The Goods

Health companies everywhere are starting to implement electronic medical records, but there's still a long way to go.

Information Blocking in Health IT: Myth or Reality?

Image credit: throgers via cc   Editor’s Note: Irv Lichtenwald is president and CEO of Medsphere Systems Corporation, the solution provider for the OpenVista electronic health record. Prior to joining Medsphere, he served as CFO of Advent Software, a leading provider of investment management solutions. Show More Summary

Your phone knows how many steps you take per day, shouldn't your doctor?

The rise of health apps has made it possible to chart your steps, heartbeat, and sleep patterns, but the availability of this constant stream of information has yet to reach patient electronic health records. In a commentary, researchers argue that these mobile devices could rapidly reshape the practice of medicine. Show More Summary

Why Doctors Really Quit

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

A Washington Post columnist argues that the Obama administration has "demoralized doctors and degraded care" by pushing providers to use electronic health records. Here's what he didn't say.

What items are on your EHR wish list? Here’s mine.

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com. Last month, I shared my take on the mess that we find ourselves in with our electronic health records (EHRs) and referred to the recently published ACP position paper on clinical documentation. The paper includes a list of recommendations for EHR system design. These are […]

Creative Minds: Building a Better Electronic Health Record

By Dr. FRANCIS COLLINS Is 5 too few and 40 too many? That’s one of many questions that researcher David Chan is asking about the clinical reminders embedded into those electronic health record (EHR) systems increasingly used at your doctor’s office or local hospital. Electronic reminders, which are similar to the popups that appear when

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