Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

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Electronic Medical Records for Cruise Ship Passengers

When I was on my last cruise, I started wondering if cruise ships have ever considered using some form of electronic medical record (EMR) system. It could come in very handy, especially the next time there is a disaster at sea – e.g. sinking ship, fire on board, breakdown at sea, an outbreak of disease, or... Not that that would ever happen. Cruise ships have been in the news a lot lately – and most of the news has not been good. That's too bad because I love cruising. I've been on multiple Carnival cruise line trips to the Caribbean and to the Mediterranean and have enjoyed them all. My latest cruise was a 2-week voyage on a Princess line cruise ship from Miami, through the Panama Canal, to Los Angeles. It was great. Read More »

EMR Direct Now Integrated with OpenEMR

is on a mission to modernize medical work flow and improve patient care by simplifying healthcare interoperability. The company is committed to developing technologies that protect patient privacy, improve the quality and coordination of care, increase productivity, and reduce costs. Recently, EMR Direct donated its code to OpenEMR which integrated their solution into OpenEMR version 4.1.2  They have also  announced their participation in the Tennessee Health eShare program, facilitating access to Direct messaging for healthcare providers across that state. Read More »

EMR Technical Solutions Announces Hosting Initiative For Health Insurance Exchange

Press Release | EMR Technical Solutions | August 14, 2012

Our comprehensive solutions integrate the multiple aspects of health insurance delivery—including a consumer portal, eligibility determinations, financial services, plan enrollment, call center and customer support, enhanced privacy, and program administration. EMR Technical Solutions can help your state deliver a comprehensive, interoperable HIX system that connects new and existing government and private sector systems within a consistent architecture. Read More »

EMRs Help Boost HIV Care In Developing Countries

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | March 22, 2011

Electronic medical records improve the quality of care in developing countries, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and the schools of medicine at Indiana University and Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya. The study is one of the first to explore and demonstrate the impact of electronic record systems on quality of medical care in a developing country.

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ERP Provider Introduces Integrated ONC-certified EHR Module

Press Release | The Intellitek Open Enterprise Application Suite, Intellitek Systems | April 26, 2011

Fort Wayne, Indiana-based Intellitek Systems today announced the addition of “EHR by Intellitek” to The Intellitek Open Enterprise Application Suite.  EHR by Intellitek is built on top of ICSA Labs-certified OpenEMR, and will potentially qualify Eligible Providers that can demonstrate CMS’ definition of “meaningful use” to capture incentive funds made available through ARRA (American Reinvestment andRecovery Act). Read More »

FDA Issues RFQ for Large Scale EHR Study - Wants to Leverage VA's Open Source VistA EHR and Database for Research

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for a large-scale electronic health record (EHR) system. This RFQ is very important as the objective is to develop a platform to support a critical project by the FDA's Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (DBB) "to conduct research to assess the safety and surveillance of FDA regulated products through the FDA adverse event reporting systems..." Adverse drug reactions are one of the leading causes of death in the US, thus finding which drugs cause negative interactions is of vital importance. The project requires "use of the large electronic medical record (EMR) system..." The project is going to leverage the largest, most comprehensive, and clinically relevant medical records database, that of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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Hackathons Bring Open Source Innovation to Humanitarian Aid

In open source software, end users, decision makers, subject matter experts, and developers from around the world can work together to create great solutions. There are a lot of mature open source projects out there already in the field of humanitarian and development aid, for example: Ushahidi and Sahana in crisis management and information gathering, OpenMRS for medical records, Martus for secure information sharing in places with limited freedom of speech, and Mifos X, an open platform for financial inclusion for people in poor areas where financial services such as savings, payments, and loans are not offered...

Health Care Data as a Public Utility: How Do We Get There?

Mohit Kaushal and Margaret Darling | Brookings | May 18, 2016

Despite the technological integration seen in banking and other industries, health care data has remained scattered and inaccessible. EHRs remain fragmented among 861 distinct ambulatory vendors and 277 inpatient vendors as of 2013.Similarly, insurance claims are stored in the databases of insurers, and information about public health is often kept in databases belonging to various governmental agencies. These silos wouldn’t necessarily be a problem, except for the lack of interoperability that has long plagued the health care industry. For this reason, many are reconsidering if health care data is a public good, provided to all members of the public without profit...

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Healthcare players are actively blocking data sharing

Lucas Mearian | Computerworld | April 15, 2015

Five years ago, only 20% of physicians used electronic medical records (EMRs). Today, 80% use them. Since the enactment of the HITECH Act, which required that EMRs be adopted across all healthcare providers, the federal government has invested more than $28 billion toward their use...

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Healthcare players are actively blocking data sharing

Lucas Mearian | Computerworld | April 15, 2015

Five years ago, only 20% of physicians used electronic medical records (EMRs). Today, 80% use them. Since the enactment of the HITECH Act, which required that EMRs be adopted across all healthcare providers, the federal government has invested more than $28 billion toward their use.

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Healthcare Tech Firm's, Phyaura® EHR v4.0 is Now Federally Certified as a Complete Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Press Release | Phyaura, LLC | May 2, 2011

Phyaura, LLC, a Tampa Bay-based healthcare technology company, has received the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning certification under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program.Tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office, the software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification officially deems PHYAURA® EHR capable of enabling doctors and other health providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
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HealthTech

HealthClinics.com provides healthcare IT solutions that leverage the Internet, open source and emerging technology to deliver custom-tailored results throughout the healthcare industry. We are simplifying the way Patients & Healthcare Providers connect through our Patient Scheduling, electronic health record support based on OpenEMR & Patient Engagement services.

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HITECH Compliance

HITECH Compliance is a HITECH, HIPAA and Technology Compliance, integration and support company. As one of the few vendors to obtain and maintain all of the prestigious American Health Information Managers Association’s (AHIMA) Certified Healthcare Technical Support credentials, HITECH Compliance is proud to be a Certified OpenEMR Professional Support Provider and Contributor.

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Hospital Choosing EMRs/EHRs Based on Integrated Options

Katherine Rourke | Hospital EMR and EHR | August 5, 2011

For quite some time, hospitals have chosen to patch together existing systems and link them to their new, fancy EMR/EHR system. But lately, EMRs that offer better end-to-end integration are beginning to be hospitals’ first choices, according to research released last month by healthcare vendor research firm KLAS. Read More »

Hospital Mergers Make HIE Integration Even Tougher

Anne Zieger | Hospital EMR and EHR | February 8, 2012

...hospitals continue to merge and sell out to larger health systems, in some cases at an almost manic pace. I don’t have the space to list even a few of the mergers that are dominating business coverage, but I’m sure you know of one in almost every market where you work or have business. These mergers will frequently bring together different EMRs, or even the same EMR configured differently. Not only that, within each hospital, in all likelihood the EMR will have been integrated with internal departments and systems differently. In other words, even two Epic systems aren’t going to marry up easily.

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