eHealthRecord.info Archives

eHealthRecord.info Archives July 2009

| Vol. 6 No. 14, July 8 2009 |

FACTS AND STATS

According to Canada Health Infoway ... every year, Canadians visit doctors' offices 322 million times. Around 94 per cent of those visits result in handwritten paper records [that's about 303 million].

Canada lags behind most of the developed world in adopting electronic health records. In the Netherlands, 98 per cent of health records are electronic. New Zealand's not far behind at 92 per cent. The U.K. boasts an 89 per cent digital rate while Australia comes in at 79 per cent. Only the United States fares worse than Canada - among developed countries - although President Barack Obama has signaled that he wants the system to get serious about digitizing health records now.

Source:The State of Electronic Health Records across Canada
Date: June 30, 2009


NEW FROM ELECTRONICHEALTHCARE

A Review of General Practice System Certification Programs in Seven Countries and Five Canadian Provinces
[From ElectronicHealthcare, Volume 8, Number 1.]


AROUND THE WORLD

Value Increasing Business Model for e-Hospital

AMA Meeting: Doctors Object to Penalties for Avoiding EHRs

Archetype-based Conversion of EHR Content Models: Pilot Experience with a Regional EHR System


NEWS FROM CANADA

Using Email Communication with Your Patients: Legal Risks (PDF: Page 5)

Improving Primary Care for Patients with Complex Chronic Diseases: Can Health Information Technology Play a Role?


TRENDS

A Pound of Cure

The Doctor Will Text You Now

Economy Forces Most Wired Hospitals to Look Closely at IT Spending


INDUSTRY SPEAK

CSC CPOE: Getting Order Management Right

Consumers Want Technology to Help Keep Them Healthy, Survey Shows

SPAM Increasingly Targets Healthcare Industry


INFOWAY UPDATE

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


WORTH NOTING

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

Medicine 2.0 Congress

The Changing Climate of Care - Telehealth's Role

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

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

1st Annual Infoway Symposium

HealthAchieve2009


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