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IT Management

Connecting Healthcare Data - Interoperability

2015 22 Sep

While people often take for granted the convenience of being able to withdraw money from an ATM hundreds of miles from home or call someone in another cellphone network, that same sort of universal operability has yet to be achieved for the electronic exchange of patient information, according to an article in JAMA's Medical News & Perspectives section.Use... Read more

IT Management

EHR Products: Usability Testing Standards Ignored?

2015 08 Sep

Researchers in the U.S. have discovered that vendors were not adhering to usability testing standards for electronic health record (EHR) products. This lack of adherence to usability testing may be a major factor contributing to the poor usability of many EHRs, leading to user frustration and safety risks, according to the research published in JAMA.The... Read more

IT Management

EHR Clinic Notes Need Redesign

2015 07 Sep

Electronic health record documentation tools, including the clinic note that recaps a patient's medical history, should be redesigned to better meet the needs of physicians, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.Researchers from the University of Missouri noted that EHR documentation "mimicked" the... Read more

IT Management

Can EHR Portals Follow Pet Records Model?

2015 01 Sep

Using health IT systems is one way to enhance patient engagement with their own health and wellness. For example, healthcare providers implement patient portals and secure messaging tools that enable patients to view their medical records, request prescriptions and medication refills, access lab results, and communicate with their doctors.The Centers... Read more

IT Management

eHealth and Paper Used for EHR Exchange

2015 25 Aug

Electronic exchange of health information amongst healthcare providers has important implications for patient safety and care coordination. However, only 9 percent of hospitals use only electronic means of exchanging patient summary of care records with outside sources, according to a report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT... Read more

IT Management

2015 20 Aug

What are your key areas of interest and research? My main area of interest and research, is helping to drive the future evolution of electronic health records (EHRs) to be a rich, holistic and smart information resource to all of the players involved in health care and research. EHRs need to underpin intelligent use of health data to support patients... Read more

Executive Health Management

Improving Health Information Exchange in the ER

2015 10 Aug

An article published in Annals of Emergency Medicine offers guidance on maximising the value of health information exchange (HIE) in emergency departments. The report lists five primary and seven secondary recommendations made by an emergency physician-led workgroup to improve HIE in the emergency room. "HIE helps emergency physicians — who usually... Read more

IT Management

Tech Standards for mHealth Revealed

2015 10 Aug

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released a mobile security guide which is specifically written for safeguarding medical information. The 82-page handbook offers healthcare organisations insights on how to improve mHealth cybersecurity via open-source or commercial tools. The guide currently in draft form is awaiting public... Read more

Executive Health Management

Better Resource Management Minimises Weekend Mortality

2015 03 Aug

Since several studies have now shown that patients admitted to hospitals during the weekend are more likely to die and have serious complications, researchers from Loyola University Health System have devised strategies that could help reduce the "weekend effect."The study conducted by Loyola researchers focuses on factors that could reduce the length... Read more

IT Management

IT Patient Safety Roadmap Revealed

2015 25 Jul

The U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released its Health IT Safety Centre Roadmap, detailing a plan for optimising use of health IT for improved care safety and quality.In recent years, the increased adoption of health IT and electronic health record (EHR) has seen impressive advances in electronic... Read more