eHealthRecord.info Archives

eHealthRecord.info Archives June 2009

| Vol. 6 No. 12, June 10 2009 |

FACTS AND STATS

Canadians are heavy users of the healthcare system. Every year, there are 322 million office-based visits to the doctor. The vast majority of them - 94 percent - result in handwritten paper records.

According to Canada Health Infoway, in the absence of a comprehensive electronic health record system, for every 1,000:

- Hospital admissions: 75 people will suffer an adverse drug event.
- Laboratory tests performed: up to 150 will be unnecessary.
- Emergency room visits: 320 patients will have an information gap, resulting in an average increased stay of 1.2 hours.

Source:Electronic Health Records: Potholes on the Road to eHealth
Date: May 27, 2009


AROUND THE WORLD

Biometrics for Electronic Health Records

The "New" American Electronic Medical Record (EMR)-Fantasy or Fact?

The "New" America Electronic Medical Record (EMR)-Design Criteria and Challenge


NEWS FROM CANADA

Head of eHealth Ontario Steps Down amid Contract Scandal

Maple Family Health Team, Kingston, ON Acute Care Hospitals Integrate with Electronic Patient Record


TRENDS

Health Information Technology | Consumer Education and Engagement

Imminent Adopters of Electronic Health Records in Ambulatory Care

Electronic Health Records and Privacy Law


INDUSTRY SPEAK

IBM Ranked #1 in Web Portal Software Market Share

TELUS Awarded $31.5 Million Contract to Deliver Electronic Health Record Solution Improving Patient Care for Montreal, QC Region Residents


INFOWAY UPDATE

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


WORTH NOTING

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

5th International Conference of Evidence-Based Health Care Teachers & Developers

HealthAchieve2009



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