Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

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Is EMR Interoperability A Pipe Dream?

Anne Zieger | Hospital EMR and EHR | January 28, 2012

Unfortunately, though, the EMR market defies the usual logic of the enterprise software business, so much so that I doubt we’ll see this generation of vendors even try to interoperate with their competitors: Larger vendors have little incentive to connect: The market’s leading vendors already have enough market share (it seems) that they can roll out a product based on proprietary technology and get healthcare CIOs to swallow it. Some may even buy the logic of people like Epic CEO Judith Faulkner, who’s argued that adopting products from only one vendor is safer and more efficient...

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KLAS Reports on Commercial EHR Systems

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | June 6, 2013

A new KLAS report, its first on ambulatory electronic medical record usability, finds that success in achieving high usability ranges from 85 percent to 55 percent. Read More »

Latest CapSite Report on Ambulatory EMR Systems & HIE Networks

Erin McCann | Government Health IT | October 2, 2012

Nearly half of U.S. physician groups plan to join a health information exchange (HIE), according to the findings of a new CapSite report released Friday. Read More »

Lessons Learned from Implementations of 'Open' EHR Systems

The following are some of the key 'lessons learned' from various case studies about the acquisition and implementation of VistA and other 'open source' Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems in hospitals and clinics across the U.S. and around the world.  These lessons can be applied to almost any major EHR acquisition and implementation projects, whether it be in the public or private sector.

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LibreHealth

LibreHealth is an independent self-governing free & open source software community founded by leading members of the OpenMRS & OpenEMR projects. It builds on a decade of dedication and hard work by contributors to those earlier projects and was created to expand the communities’ impact to all types of Health IT, leveraging its values of active user engagement & radically open transparency. Participation in the LibreHealth community is open to all individuals who support our core values and contribute to our activities.

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Limited EHR Access To Lead Patients To Switch Providers?

Kyle Murphy, PhD | EHR Intelligence | September 17, 2013

As eligible hospitals and professionals in the EHR Incentive Programs already know, Stage 2 Meaningful Use ups the ante on patient engagement by requiring these providers to exceed certain thresholds for patient access to health information. But why should providers care about EHR patient access?

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LiteKey

LiteKey Health's mission is to provide innovative and measurable web-based and mobile technology solutions for Healthcare Providers, Fitness Professionals, and Life Sciences. Our data-centric solutions enable individuals and healthcare professionals to understand and utilize health information to manage personal wellness. LiteKey supports and hosts Electronic Medical/Health Records (EMR/EHR) and Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) systems built on the OpenEMR platform.

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Mario Hyland Makes The Case For Continuous Interoperability

Beth Walsh | Clinical Innovation+Technology | July 25, 2014

Interoperability has been a key buzz word heard along the road toward modernizing the American healthcare system. But standards, conformance to those standards, and thorough testing to ensure conformance are all required to achieve true, seamless information exchange. That’s the message advocated by Mario Hyland, senior vice president and founder of AEGIS, a consulting firm focused on advancing a health IT testing infrastructure. Hyland spoke with Clinical Innovation + Technology about current interoperability and testing challenges.

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McMaster University Announces Strategic Alliance with WELL Health to Support Canadian Doctors and Patients

Press Release | WELL Health Technologies, McMaster University Department of Family Medicine | May 1, 2020

WELL Health Technologies Corp....is pleased to announce it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (the "MOU") with McMaster University's Department of Family Medicine that authorizes WELL to use the OSCAR brand...OSCAR, an acronym for "Open Source Clinical Application Resource", is an open-source EMR or Electronic Medical Records system created by McMaster and the open-source community to enable better care, connect clinicians and data for continuous learning, and deliver improved outcomes for patients and the health system. By using the OSCAR brand, WELL affirms its commitment to the core brand principles of open collaboration, clinician-driven innovation and ethical data practices. The MOU outlines a Strategic Alliance between WELL and McMaster for Technology Enabled Positive Health and Social Impact. Through this strategic alliance, WELL and McMaster will collaborate on initiatives that leverage OSCAR in ways that strengthen their shared commitment to ethical, innovative leadership in health and society. Read More »

Medical Device Connectivity (MDC) Market to Reach a Value of US$33.5 bn by 2019

Press Release | Transparency Market Research (TMR) | November 16, 2016

The global medical device connectivity (MDC) market is highly consolidated. The top four players, namely Phillips Healthcare, GE Healthcare, Cerner Corp., and Capsule Tech. Inc., held around 80.0% of the market in 2012. The market is marked by cutthroat competition with most players channelizing their efforts towards the development of innovative open source solutions to gain an edge over others. Solution providers are partnering with suppliers comprising medical device manufacturers and network providers in order to offer innovative and customized connectivity solutions to users...

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Medical Device Makers Still Working to Connect With EMRs

Anne Zieger | Hospital EMR and EHR | January 11, 2012

Right now, only a small percentage of hospitals are collecting data from medical devices in real time. That’s partly because hospitals have other technical challenges to handle first (including the development of interfaces between major enterprise systems), and partly because device makers aren’t offering easy connectivity options.

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Medical Information Integration, LLC

Medical Information Integration (MI2) has been consulting and developing solutions for the healthcare industry since 1995. We have been instrumental in the development of open source Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and are the recognized experts in providing services, support and setup of Librehealth EHR and Meaningful Use (MU-2) Certified OpenEMR. Our cost-effective solutions offer freely accessible data, an open ecosystem of solutions providers, as well as reliable hosting and support!

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Mortal Coils: Why We Must Stop Tolerating Failing Health Tech

Today, data are scattered across thousands of database tables within any single electronic medical record (EMR) system, but also across dozens of other systems that hold pharmacy data, imaging data, insurance data, laboratory data, etc. Pretty much none of it is available on demand in any given clinical setting. The inevitable result of this disconnected galaxy of data "black holes" is mistakes, or if not outright mistakes, well-intentioned missteps based on lack of background data within the acute-care setting.

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NHS England to fund NHS VistA projects

John Hoeksma | eHealth Insider (EHI) | July 1, 2013

NHS England will spend some of the £260m Technology Fund on further exploring the creation of an NHS version of the US Veterans Health Association’s open source electronic medical record, VistA.  eHI revealed last week that senior figures from NHS England have visited the US to see VistA in action. Read More »

NHS Eyes Open Source Alternatives

Jon Hoeksma | ehealth insider (ehi) | June 27, 2013

...The idea of Anglicising VistA is said to be strongly advocated by some within the leadership of NHS England, including chief data officer Dr Geraint Lewis, who first championed the concept while at the Nuffield Trust think-tank. EHI understands that NHS England is drawing up plans to commit millions, possibly tens of millions, of pounds from the £260m technology fund to funding open source software, potentially including an NHS version of VistA... Read More »