electronic medical records (EMRs)

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Why EMR Companies Don’t Care About Usability

David Do | KevinMD.com | June 26, 2013

I overheard nurses praising the pilot of a new technology with the promise of improving communication, safety, and saving on healthcare spending. The innovation: two-way texting. That’s one of the many indicators that hospitals are stuck the technological stone age. Read More »

Why EMR Implementation As Just An IT Project Seldom Succeeds

Cliff Bleustein | EHR Intelligence | September 3, 2013

I have worked with dozens of hospitals to plan, implement, and optimize their EMR, so I’ve learned a great deal about what creates a successful implementation. I’ve also worked to remediate problems for hospitals that have experienced major difficulties or outright failure with EMR implementation, and have learned important lessons about what can go wrong. Read More »

Why Getting To A Digital Health Care System Is Going to Be Harder Than We Thought Ten Years Ago

David Shaywitz and Tory Wolff | The Health Care Blog | January 1, 2012

A leading scientist once claimed that, with the relevant data and a large enough computer, he could “compute the organism” – meaning completely describe its anatomy, physiology, and behavior. Another legendary researcher asserted that, following capture of the relevant data, “we will know what it is to be human.” Read More »

Why Health Execs Don't Understand The ROI Of HIT

Jeff Rowe | Government Health IT | October 26, 2012

A new report finds that many healthcare executives are dissatisfied with their organization’s efforts to determine the return on investment (ROI) on recently installed EHR systems. Read More »

Why Integrating EMRs And Digital Images Is An Ethical And Practical Imperative

Andrew Litt | Computerworld | November 13, 2013

We've all been there. Following an injury, you or a family member gets an X-ray or MRI but when you follow up with a specialist a few weeks later, he or she can't access the study (unless, of course, you made a special trip to pick up a CD from the other care provider). In this age of rapid-fast information sharing, it's hard to understand why this still happens. Read More »

Why Is Medical IT So Bad?

James C. Salwaitz | KevinMD.com | November 1, 2014

A 57-year-old doctor I know is retiring to teach at a local junior college.  He is respected, enjoys practicing medicine and is beloved by his patients; therefore, I was surprised. While he is frustrated by the complexity of health insurance, tired by the long hours and angered by defensive medicine, the final straw is that he can not stand the world of the EMR...

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Why Making the Case for Interoperability Standards Is Needed

Jeff Byers | Healthcare DIVE | March 14, 2017

It's buzzy. It's the fly in the ointment for many and vendors swear it's seriously. just. about. to. gain. traction. Interoperability. Thinking about the topic is daunting itself but for those on the frontlines of care delivery and for patients, its increasingly becoming necessary as the healthcare industry enters into a more networked era. When we last checked in on interoperability, the industry was touting the massive adoption of EHRs...

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Why Your Organization Can’t Afford To Skimp On Interoperability Anymore

Lisa Khorey | Becker's Health IT & CIO Review | August 3, 2015

Interoperability is a key enabler for providers and payers to deliver on the promise of health care reform. Despite increased adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs), only a fraction of providers can demonstrate the routine ability to exchange data efficiently, prompting public criticism of the application software vendors as a barrier to achieving interoperability objectives. Recognizing that interoperability is essential, the Office of the National Coordinator released an interoperability road map intended to drive the market toward a common data set for easier data exchange.

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Will Trump Administration Back Rules Treating Health Insurance as a Utility, Not Luxury?

Howard Green | LinkedIn | June 18, 2016

On June 14, 2016 a Federal Court ruled that broadband internet is as essential to American as phones, electricity, water and sewer systems and should be available to all Americans as a utility, rather than a luxury that doesn’t need close government supervision. In the United States, public utilities are often natural monopolies because the infrastructure required producing and delivering a product such as electricity or water is very expensive to build and maintain. As a result, they are often government monopolies, or if privately owned, the sectors are specially regulated by a public utilities commission which severely limits the profits for the private utility company and the associated costs passed on to consumers of that utility...

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Workplace Factors Contribute to Burnout in Family Physicians

Diana Phillips | Medscape | May 10, 2017

Family physicians who work in a hectic or chaotic environment, those who report high rates of job-related stress, and those who spend time at home working on electronic medical record (EMR) tasks may be particularly vulnerable to burnout, researchers report. In a study designed to assess workplace factors associated with burnout among family physicians, Monee Rassolian, MD, from Michigan State University, Flint, and colleagues administered an abbreviated burnout survey to a random sample of family physicians applying to take the 2016 American Board of Family Medicine Certification Examination. They report their findings online May 8 in JAMA Internal Medicine...

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WSU Computer Science Students' Open Source Software Benefits School Of Medicine Mission Trips

Staff Writer | Wayne State University School of Medicine | April 11, 2013

The work of Wayne State University College of Engineering students is having an impact on underserved patients being cared for by WSU School of Medicine students thousands of miles from Detroit. Read More »

ZH Healthcare Announces New Program For Non-Profit And Charitable Health Clinics

Press Release | ZH Healthcare | July 26, 2013

ZH Heathcare will provide ZH OpenEMR to free and charitable health clinics at no cost.

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Zoeticx Opens Its API To Third-Party Developers

Press Release | Zoeticx | May 6, 2014

Zoeticx, Inc., the developer of medical software that bridges the gap between medical data and quality patient care, today opened its application programming interface (API) to meet the demands of medical industry software developers wanting to build applications that require access to patient medical records...

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OpenMRS Worldwide Summit 2015 [Updated]

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
December 8, 2015 (All day) - December 14, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
Singapore Management University (SMU) Singapore
Singapore

OpenMRS Inc., the non-profit organization supporting the OpenMRS community, is hosting a new annual global gathering of contributors called OpenMRS Worldwide Summit, focused on building and growing both our community and our software. While our OpenMRS Implementers Meetings will continue to bring together OpenMRS implementers & health care professionals to focus on how OpenMRS is used, the annual Worldwide Summit will bring together OpenMRS people of all types, and will offer them opportunities to share their work, as well as discuss how software will evolve in the coming year. The first OpenMRS Summit is happening 8-14 December 2015 in Singapore. Read on for more information about the schedule and logistics.

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