eHealthRecord.info Archives

eHealthRecord.info Archives April 2009

| Vol. 6 No. 9, April 29 2009 |

FACTS AND STATS

EMRs named top priority in HIMSS survey

  • Implementing electronic medical records has become the top priority for senior healthcare information professionals, a major US survey has shown.
  • The 20th Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual survey of chief information officers found that 31% of the 304 participants said their number one priority is to ensure their organisation has a full EMR.
  • Within the clinical environment, 31% of participants said that at least one of their facilities already had a fully functioning EMR, which is a 9% increase on last year.
  • A further 17% said that their primary focus would be implementing a computerised provider order entry system.

Source: 20th Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual survey
Date: April 16, 2009


NEW FROM ELECTRONICHEALTHCARE

Growing E-health Information Technology Partnership: Canadian Healthcare and HIMSS Analytics

[From ElectronicHealthcare, Volume 7, Number 4. This article has been made available for free for the next two weeks.]


AROUND THE WORLD

Europe lags behind on IT research

Germany's electronic health card stalls

SMS services increase efficiency and patient involvement in healthcare


NEWS FROM CANADA

OHA Launches myhospitalcare.ca Giving Health Care Users Access to Hospital Performance Information

Blogging all patients! BC Children's Hospital launches social network for kids


TRENDS

5 Myths on Health Care's Electronic Fix-It

White Paper Urges Change in Hospital EHR Implementation Process

Why Electronic Health Records Are Worth the Hype -- and the Price


INDUSTRY SPEAK

Microsoft Introduces Groundbreaking Technology for Life Sciences

E-Health Adoption Equals Survival for Orthodontists, According to TeleVox

Industrial Excellence Award goes to Siemens Unit Angiographic, Fluoroscopic and Radiographic Systems


INFOWAY UPDATE

Find Out What's New and Happening at Canada Health Infoway


WORTH NOTING

International Conference on the Use of the Internet in Mental Health

e-Health 2009: Leadership in Action

CHIMA 2009 Annual Conference

Health Informatics Bootcamp

Innovation and Health Technology Assessment: Improving Health System Quality Observatory Venice Summer School 2009

Medicine 2.0 Congress

ISHIMR 2009: Evaluation and Implementation of e-Health and Health Information Initiatives: International Perspectives

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