Browsing articles tagged with " Electronic Medical Records"
Oct
3
2011

The way health information management and electronic health records are described in textbooks does not exactly play out in real world scenarios

By Nathan Gibbon community.advanceweb.com(Source) I attended an excellent Health Information Management program at the University of Pittsburgh.  I was taught well, and I enjoyed my time there.  In my classes we learned about the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR), and how they have and will revolutionize the healthcare industry.  I learned how the electronic systems will provide ongoing documentation of patient information that doctors will be able to access from all [...]

Sep
30
2011

Access to EMR Using Free Mobile App

EMR developer Practice Fusion announced native iOS and Android versions of its web-based platform at the Health 2.0 conference held San Francisco this week. The app is currently in private beta and is expected to launch early next year. With the new apps providers will be able to view patient charts, review lab results, respond to prescription refill requests, and send HIPAA-compliant messages to patients. The apps, like the currently available web version, will be [...]

Sep
29
2011

Patient Monitoring Equipments Helping to Measure Patient’s Vital Signs

The physiological statistics are important to judge health of a person, i.e. their body temperature, blood pressure, heart/breathing rate etc.! Patient monitoring equipment help to measure these vital signs, to let the doctor/care provider know overall health condition of the patient. Patient monitoring systems are used in both outpatient/inpatient environment; other than usual bed-side patient monitoring devices, various other type of monitoring systems are available that patients can wear easily, around, to get monitored by, [...]

Aug
24
2011

A Report on US EMR Market, 2010-2015

Electronic Medical Records.

An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is the digital version of paper-based medical record. It is owned by a single healthcare provider organization such as a hospital or physician and contains detailed information of the care provided at every encounter of the provider. EMR contains the data captured or transcribed in the electronic format from several other adjunctive departments such as laboratory, pharmacy, or radiology. In addition to this, modern EMR may contain digitized images of paper [...]

Aug
17
2011

EMR is expected to the highest growing market with a CAGR of 16.7% from 2010 to 2015

EMR

The world healthcare IT market is expected to grow from $99.6 billion in 2010 to $162.2 billion in 2015, at a CAGR of 10.2% from 2010 to 2015. Need to cut healthcare costs, enhance clinical/administrative workflow of hospitals, and huge demand for faster, error-free, efficient healthcare delivery, is fueling the healthcare provider IT market worldwide. Furthermore, the initiatives taken by the government for adoption of healthcare IT systems globally are also a significant driving force. [...]

Aug
8
2011

Why Couldn’t Google Conquer Health?

Google Health

By Dean Stephen Recently, Google announced that it will close Google Health to new consumers on January 1, 2012 and that the service will be retired a year later. Google Health was much different than Google as a search engine; it required that consumers use their site to upload their personal health data and store this in a personal health record (PHR). Google stated that they were shuttering it because consumers did not adopt this [...]

Jul
18
2011

Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization is recruiting north country residents to enroll in a health information technology certificate program

The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization is recruiting north country residents to enroll in a health information technology certificate program as well as a bachelor’s degree in nursing program this fall. Mary E. Doohovskoy, the organization’s regional recruitment project manager, said a minimum of about 10 students is required to ensure both programs will begin in September. The certificate program will be offered through Cornell University, Ithaca, and classes will be held primarily online, [...]

Jul
13
2011

GE Healthcare EMR and practice management system for physician practices Centricity Practice Solution 10

GE Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare information technology, announces the launch of its fully integrated Electronic Medical Record and practice management (PM) system for physician practices, Centricity* Practice Solution 10. Now with embedded reports that providers can use to track their progress toward achieving federal benchmarks for Meaningful Use incentive payments, this new version has already attained 2011/2012 Meaningful Use Stage I certification as a complete EHR from CCHIT(R)**. “It’s changing the game here,” [...]

Jul
11
2011

Technology Trends in Tele-Medicine

Telemedicine can be defined as interactive healthcare or transferring medical information using modern telecommunications. The use of communications and information technologies for the delivery of clinical care can be used by the pharmaceutical industry to improve therapeutic efficacy and compliance. Telehealth is reference to both [clinical and non-clinical services which include medical procedures but can also include education, administration and research. “Those of us in the field of tele-medicine have long known that it is [...]

Jun
29
2011

EMR Merket Expected to grow

EMR is a part of healthcare information technology that is used to make paperless computerized patient data in order to increase efficiency of hospital systems and reduce chances of errors in medical records. A substantial growth rate (more than 16%) of the U.S. healthcare IT spending and the government initiatives towards development of a nationwide healthcare information network are expected to push EMR implementation across the healthcare sector in the U.S. The rising demand for [...]

Jun
2
2011

Digital technologies are maximizing the quality of health care while minimizing errors

EMR

Bulky patient charts holding countless pieces of information and handwritten physicians orders are becoming a thing of the past. Taking their place is the electronic medical record, which can transport patient information in real time with the click of a button. What are electronic medical records? An electronic medical record, or what we call an EMR, stores your health history and medical information in an electronic, instead of a paper, format. Using a highly secure [...]

May
22
2011

iPad from a toy into a professional tool

Ipad

Since gadget-happy doctors got their hands on the iPad last year, many have turned it from a toy into a professional tool. Dr. Jeffrey Westcott, cardiology board chair at Swedish Medical Center, a four-hospital complex in Seattle, even sees it as a lifesaver. It can “help me avoid mistakes by knowing more about the patient when I’m asked to make a decision.” Just the other day, he got a phone call from a pain doctor [...]

May
19
2011

Security loopholes in Electronic Medical Records

As the Obama administration pushes ahead with plans to increase the use of electronic medical records, two internal reports released Tuesday by the Department of Health and Human Services revealed “significant concerns” about security gaps in the system. The Office of the Inspector General found “a lack of general [information technology] security controls during prior audits at Medicare contractors, State Medicaid agencies, and hospitals.” The investigation audited computer security at seven large hospitals in different [...]

May
17
2011

Scope of IT professionals in Healthcare Sector

Patients are supposed to be the ultimate beneficiaries of the federal government’s electronic health records incentive programs. But there is another group that is benefiting from the EHR push — IT professionals. In fact, even as the unemployment rate went up throughout the past few years, local health care organizations were creating well-paying jobs for those who were both tech-savvy and had health care experience. The problem, however, was that the pool of candidates with [...]

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