Medical Informatics 20/20

Medical Informatics 20/20: Quality and Electronic Health Records (EHR) through Collaboration, Open Solutions, and Innovation (COSI) -  Imagine a healthcare system in which digital and mobile technologies, medical knowledge at the point of need, and collaboration among providers deliver safe, high-quality care for everyone—a healthcare system that does not require the patient to complete the same forms at every access point. Instead, imagine an 'open' healthcare system where primary care physicians have access to your specialty medical information and specialists have access to your primary care information via secure inter-connected 'smart' EHRs that are integrated with personalized eHealth service providers and delivered directly to a multi-purpose, intelligent, mobile digital device that can be carried in one’s pocket.

The book advocates the use of Collaborative, Open Solutions, and Innovation (COSI) management strategies for organizations wishing to suceed in the 21st century. Numerous innovative 'open source' health IT projects and systems are covered, e.g. VistA, RPMS, OpenEMR, caBIG, NHIN, etc.