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eHealthRecord.info Archives November 2009

Vol. 6 No. 24, November 25, 2009

FACTS AND STATS

New electronic record systems installed in thousands of U.S. hospitals have done little to rein in skyrocketing healthcare costs, Harvard University researchers said in a study published in The American Journal of Medicine.

A review of roughly 4,000 hospitals from 2003 to 2007 found that while many had moved away from the paper files that still dominate the U.S. healthcare system, administrative costs actually rose, even among the most high-tech institutions. Hospitals with the highest costs tended to be smaller, for-profit, non-teaching ones in cities.

Source:Hospital Computing and the Costs and Quality of Care: A National Study
Date: November 20, 2009

PRE-PRINT FROM ELECTRONICHEALTHCARE

Innovation in ALC - Evaluation and Lessons Learned from a Pilot of Electronic Resource Matching and Referral to In-patient Rehab/CCC in an Acute Care Organization

[Pre-print from ElectronicHealthcare, Volume 8, Number 3. Made available for two weeks.]


AROUND THE WORLD

Why Kenya Needs to Implement E-Health

Thailand: Share Info, Improve Health

Police Probe Breach of NHS Smartcard Security as E-Records Launched in London


NEWS FROM CANADA

E-Health Leaders Win National Awards for Outstanding Contribution to E-Health in Ontario

Dream Team No Longer an Option to Save 2012 eHealth Objectives


TRENDS

Little Benefit Seen, So Far, in Electronic Patient Records

Scotland Opens Almost Paperless Hospital

Is Open Source the Key to Successful National E-Health?


INDUSTRY SPEAK

Queen's University Students Win Agfa E-Health Competition

85% of Online Europeans Use the Internet for Health Information

Barcoded Wristbands Compulsory by 2011


INFOWAY UPDATE

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


WORTH NOTING

11th Edition E-Health Forum

ECTA Regulatory Conference 2009

Australasian Computer Science Week 2010

Innovations in Healthcare Management and Informatics

Arctic Light e-He@lth Conference (ALEC 2010)

eHealth 2010 Barcelona

IADIS International Conference e-Health 2010


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