A new article series presented by CTS, a publisher of medical software reviews and evaluation tools, explores some of the significant medical practice management challenges related to EMR / EHR software. Written by medical software expert and CTS President, Sheldon Needle, the series sheds light on problems associated with managing patient data electronically and how physicians and other healthcare professionals can avoid common technology traps
FDA Device Surveillance to Tap Phone App The FDA will overhaul its FDA Adverse Event Reporting System in part by launching a smartphone app for streamlined adverse event reporting by physicians. Electronic health records key to patient care quality improvement In England, a survey of physicians reveals that 94 percent believe that patients should have at least some access to their electronic medical records while only 34 percent think that patients should have full access to the records
With a two-fold increase in adoption since 2006, use of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in community-based practices in Canada has yielded efficiency and patient care benefits valued at $1.3 billion, an independent study commissioned by Canada Health Infoway and prepared by PwC reveals. The study drew on more than 250 research publications from around the world and includes up-to-date Canadian results from recent studies and surveys
Driven by hospital IT upgrades and the lure of government incentives, the market for electronic medical records exceeded 20 billion dollars in 2012, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher says vendors should see robust sales this year and next as vendors try to avoid U.S.
HIMSS Analytics, a division of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), has awarded Florida Hospital Carrollwood, an Adventist Health System facility, with Stage 7 honors on its Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM) model. Stage 7 is the top honor or stage in association with EMRAM, which tracks EMR progress at hospitals and health systems. HIMSS Analytics, a division of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), has awarded Florida Hospital Carrollwood, an Adventist Health System facility, with Stage 7 honors on its Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM) model.
An unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in Southern California is suing the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, alleging that agents executing a warrant stole medical records for 10 million Americans. Those affected could include every state judge in California, as well as “prominent citizens in the world of entertainment, business and government, from all walks of life,” according to the complaint. read more
An entertaining and informative video depicting the progression of medical records through time. Recurring themes of frustration and inefficiency are contrasted with the new innovation of electronic health records. The depiction of the cave-woman, the ancient Roman, the man from the colonial times, and a modern day agitated person who doesn’t have time to wait was aimed at showing how dated the conventional record keeping is
Electronic medical records (EMRs) are posited as a tool for improving practice, policy and research in primary healthcare.