Archive for the Category ◊ EMR ◊

• Thursday, July 11th, 2013

While the iPad is being used for intraoperative procedure guidance, percutaneous procedure planning, and mobile interpretation of some imaging examinations, the majority of radiology residents are using it primarily as an educational tool, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. “Some sectors of the medical community consider the iPad to […]

• Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

NJIT Assistant Professor Mei Liu, PhD, a computer scientist, has recently shown in a new study that electronic medical records can validate previously reported adverse drug reactions and report new ones. “Comparative Analysis of Pharmacovigilance Methods in Detection of Adverse Drug Reactions from Electronic Medical Records” (Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, May 2013) examined […]

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• Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

GE Healthcare has successfully linked its electronic medical records (EMR) solution with several non-GE inpatient systems, providing a single view of the patient record that will go beyond the requirements of meaningful use. The interoperability solution is set to debut at beta sites Capital Region Healthcare (N.H.) and Decatur Memorial Hospital (Ill.) in early 2011 […]

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• Friday, May 28th, 2010

Launching its entry into the healthcare industry, today MEMI TECH, LLC (My Electronic Medical Information) has announced a new healthcare tool aimed at reducing medical errors by enabling the patient to play an active role. The future of healthcare just got personal! 911 Medical ID™ saves personal health records (PHR) in a secure electronic environment, […]

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• Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Carnegie Mellon University’s Anupam Datta is part of a multi-institutional research team that received a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to reduce security and privacy barriers to the meaningful use of health information technology. Datta, an assistant research professor with Carnegie Mellon CyLab, is one of 20 senior […]

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• Friday, April 09th, 2010

UMass Memorial Health Care is undertaking an electronic medical record integration project of incredible scope. Known as Cornerstone, the project is a multi-year, multi-entity corporate initiative to implement common patient clinical and financial systems and to reduce variability in processes and workflows across the system. Currently in full design and implementation mode and continuing over […]

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• Thursday, April 08th, 2010

The implementation of electronic health record systems may not be enough to significantly improve health quality and reduce costs. In the April 2010 issue of Health Affairs, researchers from the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) report finding that currently implemented systems have little effect on measures such as patient mortality, […]

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• Thursday, March 25th, 2010

In another key step to further states’ role in developing a robust U.S. health information technology (HIT) infrastructure, the Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that North Carolina’s Medicaid program will receive federal matching funds for state planning activities necessary to implement the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program established by the American Recovery […]

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• Monday, March 01st, 2010

Should doctors around the country use e-prescribing to decrease prescription errors? A study led by physician-scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College found that health care providers using an electronic system to write prescriptions were seven times less likely to make errors than those writing their prescriptions by hand. The study appears today in the online […]

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• Monday, March 01st, 2010

In another key step to further states’ role in developing a robust U.S. health information technology (HIT) infrastructure, the Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that Florida’s Medicaid program will receive federal matching funds for state planning activities necessary to implement the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program established by the American Recovery and […]