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eHealthRecord.info Archives August 2009

| Vol. 6 No. 16, August 5 2009 |

FACTS AND STATS

According to a recent paper in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, approximately 185,000 hospital admissions in Canada result from an adverse event. Several studies published over the past two decades have demonstrated the effectiveness of health information systems (HISs) in reducing the number of adverse events and improving healthcare practitioner performance. Largely based on this literature, healthcare administrators have decided to invest in HISs for their organizations to reduce the number of adverse events arising from medical errors. However, in the past five years, several researchers have documented the potential of HISs to introduce new types of errors, called technology-induced or -facilitated errors.

Source:Ensuring the Safety of Health Information Systems: Using Heuristics for Patient Safety
Date: July 15, 2009


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AROUND THE WORLD

Australia Must Spend $1.2 to $1.9b on eHealth

New Zealand: eHealth Record Bill 'up to $150m'


NEWS FROM CANADA

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Why Our Health Records Haven't Gone Digital Yet


TRENDS

Journal of Healthcare Information Management, Volume 23, Issue 3. Focus: Personal Health Records

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INDUSTRY SPEAK

Drug Index Safety System™ Helps Bridge the Gap in Health Care Information Technology

Allscripts Selects Merge Healthcare to "Image-Enhance" Its Electronic Health Record Solutions


INFOWAY UPDATE

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


WORTH NOTING

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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