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3 Things That EHRs Need to Work Better

Posted on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 @ 04:30 AM

Electronic health records have come under scrutiny lately, and that has continued this week at HIMSS15, the annual conference of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Here's some of what's been addressed at the conference so far:

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Tags: EHR, health IT, EMR, electronic health record, HIMSS

Better EMRs Can Make Big Data More Relevant

Posted on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Is healthcare technology good enough? Robert M. Wachter, M.D., Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF says no. Or at least not most of it yet. He claims that most of the electronic medical records systems used in hospitals are so bad, that some physicians seeking new positions think that not having an EMR system is a perk.

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Tags: health IT, EMR, Big Data

EMR Data + Clinical Trials = 21st Century Cures

Posted on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 @ 02:31 PM

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled "21st Century Cures: Modernizing Clinical Trials" last week.

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Tags: EHR, electronic health records, electronic medical records, EMR, clinical trials, Big Data

Suspense! Consent Management in an Emergency

Posted on Wed, Jun 11, 2014 @ 06:18 PM

Imagine the worst: you’ve been shot, and your chances of survival are dismally slim. It goes without saying that when rushed to the ER, you’re unconscious. 

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Tags: EHR, electronic health records, health IT, EMR, informed consent, consent, clinical trials

The Next Generation: A Comprehensive Electronic Health Record

Posted on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

The Network for Public Health Law is holding their 2012 Public Health Law conference this week in Atlanta, focusing on the Practical Approaches to Critical Challenges in Public Health Law, and I have been in attendance. Having worked in healthcare for over fifteen years, and reflecting upon the topics thus far, it was clear that we all go about our daily lives working hard and doing everything we can to accomplish our projects in Health IT with efficiency, and effectiveness, intent upon delivering value to our customers. But what struck me, was how little we really take time to think about the impact the work we are doing has upon our individual lives and those of our families. 

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Tags: EHR, electronic health records, electronic health record, electronic medical records, EMR, Network for Public Health Law, VLER, virtual lifetime electronic record, iEHR, integrated electronic health record

Electronic Medical Records: The Magic Wand of Adoption

Posted on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

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Tags: EHR, electronic health records, health IT, electronic health record, fastercures, fastercures.org, electronic medical records, EMR

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