Where EMR Systems Fail


iStock_000027142291SmallEveryone who knows me or who has been following this blog knows that I am a strong advocate of electronic medical records (EMR) systems.…

Nova Scotia’s Handling Of EMR Leaves Competitors Feeling Ill


Who: Halifax.MediaCoop.ca

What: In Nova Scotia, the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) has decided to award a contract for its preferred EMR system  to Ontario-based Nightingale Informatix Corporation, much to the dismay of software vendors in the local region.…

Clinical Decision Support Can Make Best-Practices Guidelines More Accessible


Who: FierceEMR.com

What: Electronic health records offer the opportunity to better integrate clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) at the point of care, but the technology and physician practice must evolve, according to a paper published at BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making.…

Health Faces Up To EMR Challenge


Who:  IDM.Net.au

What:  The role of the Health Information Manager is no easy task.  …

Opportunity Cost of EMRs


Who: MedCityNews.com

What: Different studies have shown the use of EMR systems to have been extremely beneficial to providers and patients while others have shown the use of EMRs to increase the incurred costs drastically.…

Trends In EHR Vendor Strength


Who: GovHealthIT.com

What: On April 2, 2013, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made available their updated data table for EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use) attestations, with specification as to which EHR products were used.…

The Clock is Ticking on Your Cloud Vendors


Who: www.HealthcareITNews.Com

What: All organizations have a business imperative to control risk. …

Providers: Ensure your EHR system is ADA compliant


Who: FierceEMR.Com

What: Many providers implementing electronic health record systems and other e-tools may find themselves discriminating against the disabled in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to a new American Medical News article.…

Electronic Health Records Not Up To Task


Who: UPI.Com

What: Doctors are changing paper records to electronic health records, but data systems are not sophisticated enough for new types of data, U.S.…

GZS Releases WebTracker-Hemophilia EHR Patient Registry System


Who: News-Medical.Net

What: GZS, Inc., a leader in developing disease-specific and condition-specific Electronic Medical Records/Electronic Health Records (EMR/EHR) and patient registry software solutions, has announced the worldwide release of the WebTracker-Hemophilia EHR patient registry solution used under the new brand name HemaGlobal.…