data quality

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Latest Version of iHRIS Supports Decentralization and Adds Self-Service Option

Shannon Turlington | iHRIS | April 19, 2012

We are pleased to announce a major new release of iHRIS Manage and iHRIS Qualify. Version 4.1 of the software enhances health data security and enables updating of health worker records at the district and facility level, improving data quality. Individual health workers can even update their own records using a new “self-service” option. Read More »

Monitor Blasts Rotherham's Meditech EPR Programme

Lis Evenstad | E-Health Insider | February 15, 2013

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has been found in significant breach of its terms of authorisation by Monitor, with its electronic patient record implementation identified as a key issue. Read More »

Moorfield's OpenEyes catches award judges’ eyes

Press Release | Moorfields Eye Hospital | September 5, 2012

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for a clinical IT leadership award for OpenEyes, its open source electronic patient record system, in the E-Health Insider (EHI) Awards 2012. The EHI Awards reward excellence in healthcare IT and are judged by a panel of distinguished industry experts. The winner will be announced during an awards ceremony in London in October.

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ONC Patient Matching Project Moving Forward...Slowly

Last week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released the final report from its Patient Matching, Aggregation, and Linking (PMAL) Project, as well as an additional report describing a pilot project to test the Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework (PDDQ) to Support Patient Matching that was released several years ago. Funded from June 2015 through September 2018 by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Trust Fund, PMAL was one of the activities I described in an earlier post. The Final Report reviews the four challenged of patient matching and linking that the PMAL project attempted to address...

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Open Source EHR Generator Delivers Healthcare Big Data with FHIR

Jennifer Bresnick | Health IT Analytics | September 8, 2017

Healthcare data analysts frustrated by the lack of access to large volumes of clean, trusted, and complete patient data can now take advantage of an open source EHR data generator platform called Synthea. One million synthetic patient records are currently available within the free online system, which uses HL7 FHIR to allow access to standardized datasets that mimic real electronic health records...

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Peer Learning Helps Tanzania Reach New Ground with Open Data

When we introduced Tanzanian open data officials to their UK counterparts they shared home truths about problems, gaining new perspective and inspiration to engage users, communicate more and seek support from those who can help. Learning from peers is essential to building momentum behind new open data programmes. As part of our work with the Tanzanian government we were delighted to facilitate their meeting with key figures from government, NGOs, businesses, NGOs and startups in the UK, during a London Study Tour...

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Start Up Pharmaceutical Company Hallux Chooses ClinCapture As Their Electronic Data Capture Solution for Its Ease of Use, and Do-It-Yourself Tools

Press Release | Hallux, ClinCapture | July 13, 2016

California-based pharmaceutical company Hallux Inc. selected ClinCapture as its Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system for its Do-It-Yourself study build features, ease of use and real time data exchange. ClinCapture is the only cloud-based, validated electronic data capture software, available for free. Startup pharmaceutical company Hallux develops a new terbinafine dosage form and subungual route of administration for the treatment of onychomycosis (toenail fungus). Having an EDC system that they could easily deploy, and fast, allowed Hallux to focus where it matters most: creating drugs that the community needs.

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The Next Generation: A Comprehensive Electronic Health Record

Katie Lutts | 5AM Solutions | October 12, 2012

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...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. Read More »

The Pathway to Patient Data Ownership and Better Health

Katherine A. Mikk, Harry A. Sleeper, and Eric J. Topol | JAMA | September 25, 2017

Digital health data are rapidly expanding to include patient-reported outcomes, patient-generated health data, and social determinants of health. Measurements collected in clinical settings are being supplemented by data collected in daily life, such as data derived from wearable sensors and smartphone apps, and access to other data, such as genomic data, is rapidly increasing. One projection suggests that a billion individuals will have their whole genome sequenced in the next several years. These additional sources of data, whether patient-generated, genomic, or other, are critical for a comprehensive picture of an individual’s health...

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Why Open Drug Discovery Needs Four Simple Rules For Licensing Data And Models

Antony J. Williams, John Wilbanks, and Sean Ekins | PLoS Computational Biology | September 27, 2012

As we see a future of increased database integration, the licensing of the data may be a hurdle that hampers progress and usability. We have formulated four rules for licensing data for open drug discovery, which we propose as a starting point for consideration by databases and for their ultimate adoption. Read More »

OpenMRS 2016 Implementers' Conference

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
December 6, 2016 (All day) - December 11, 2016 (All day)
Location: 
Speke Resort Munyonyo Kampala
Uganda

The OpenMRS Implementers meetings began in 2006 as a way to bring members of the community together during a dedicated amount of time to collaborate, share implementation experiences, and find ways to improve OpenMRS. This year’s 2016 event is a blend of topics that include sessions covering traditional OpenMRS implementer as well as overarching OpenMRS topics. These sessions coincide with the planned as well as the unconference sessions. The meeting will provide an opportunity for health care team members, informaticians, developers, implementers, and end users to collaborate and innovate. As a result, developers improve their technical skills in OpenMRS, implementers share best practices from implementations, users and health care team members propose and prioritize their top features for future releases of the software to ensure that their needs are met.

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Clinical Data Quality Issues and Clinical Quality Measure Reliability

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
November 14, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Rich digital clinical data are a staple of modern learning health systems, but suffer from variable and often poor quality. Lack of assurance in data quality can lead to limited trust and utilization by stakeholders, including patients, providers, policy-makers, and researchers. In this webinar, Dr. Nicole Weiskopf will provide a conceptual overview of data quality as it relates to electronic health record data and the reuse of those data for various purposes.

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