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The MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare has authored a letter to Congress urging them to ensure safety is prioritized in the EHR Reporting Program that is already mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act. You can read that Act here and search “Sec. 3009A. Electronic Health Record Reporting Program” for the related information.

Complete the form by Feb. 28, 2019 to have your name included on this letter. They're focused on encouraging collective action this month—the 10-

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In order for organisations to measure their improvements in the field and also to compare against others locally and globally HIMSS Analytics® constructed EMRAM, an eight-tiered model, with attainment stages 0 - 7, detailing specific measures for the adoption and use of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) functions and notably those that support optimised patient care through technology and are needed in order to achieve a paperless environment.  

Stage 6 of this ladder indicates that the organisa

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Our research group has published a new case study on an Open Source EHR implementation in Kenya:


Muinga N, Magare S, Monda J, Kamau O, Houston S, Fraser H, Powell J, English M, Paton C

Implementing an Open Source Electronic Health Record System in Kenyan Health Care Facilities: Case Study

JMIR Med Inform 2018;6(2):e22


DOI: 10.2196/medinform.8403

PMID: 29669709

PMCID: 5932328


Background: The Kenyan government, working with international partners and local organizations, has developed

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3301465427?profile=original is reporting that Blackpool teaching hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will deploy the Open Source IMS Maxims software:

Steven Bloor, the trust’s chief information officer, told Digital Health News: “Our existing PAS is the Hearts PAS and it is 25 years old.

“We will be sad to see it go, because it is very stable and reliable, but the new openMaxims PAS is browser-based and much more modern and flexible.”

Bloor said he expected to see three benefits from the direction the trust

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New Post in Clinical Informatics in Kenya

JOB PURPOSE: To develop and support new research initiatives in the field of clinical informatics - the development and use of electronic medical record systems to improve clinical care - in Kenya.

The Health Services Unit led by Prof. Mike English based in Nairobi has conducted several important clinical trials, observational studies, quality of care and implementation studies, and has a multi-disciplinary team spanning clinicians, epidemiologists/statisticians, and social scientists. It has st

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Google has just joined the PwC team on the Pentagon EHR proposal:

PwC and Google recently announced a joint business relationship where the two organizations will team together to help companies accelerate their journey to and build trust in the cloud.  The combined advantage of PwC and Google teaming together on the DORHS proposal – along with commercial EHR vendors DSS, Inc. and Medsphere Systems Corporation, MedicaSoft, and systems integrator General Dynamics Information Technology -- offers

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OpenMRS Implementers Meeting Maputo


Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique

“Building Quality Systems, Delivering Useful Data”

The Ministry of Health in Mozambique is in the process of publishing National Standards and Guidelines for Patient-Level Systems, which will be supported by an HIS Certification Process evaluating the compliance of implemented electronic patient-level systems and the delivery of the data being produced.  The MOH is also in the process of implementing a national health management information syst

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bryant_beverley_live2.jpgUpcoming Westminster Health Forum:

Guest of Honour: Beverley Bryant, Director of Strategic Systems and Technology, NHS England

This seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss the delivery, roll out, and integration of electronic health records across health and social care.

Delegates will discuss the next steps for following the release of the Government consultation and early progress from the pilot sites, as well as key issues surrounding the secondary uses of data and data prot

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First Call for Papers
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 2015 (AIME 2015)
Pavia, Italy, June 17-20, 2015
The AIME 2015 conference will be a unique opportunity to present and improve the international state of the art of AI in Medicine from perspectives of theory, methodology, and application. For this purpose, AIME 2015 will include invited lectures, full and short papers, tutorials, workshops, and a doctoral consortium. Specific attention will be given in the main c
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I can blame my 13 year old son for #ProjectedEHR

For over 6 months, I have been having the time of my life.

One weekend while reading EKG's on my new Christmas Chromebook, my then 13 year old asked a very profound question, "Dad, why would you want to read those on the small screen when you could use the TV."  So in less than a minute he had the HDMI cord connected and I was reading the biggest EKG's of my lifetime.

The light bulb went off, so I started daydreaming about the what if, and after bouncing the idea off multiple patients scrapped the

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The NPR has a great little story on the benefits of letting patients see the doctors computer screen during a consultation:


The woman was sitting on a gurney in the emergency room, and I was facing her, typing. I had just written about her abdominal pain when she posed a question I'd never been asked before: "May I take a look at what you're writing?"

At the time, I was a fourth-year medical resident in Boston. In our ER, doctors routinely typed visit notes, placed orders and checked past reco

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Athenahealth wins on job growth

3301416481?profile=originalThe Gold Level award for the Greater Boston region at the Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards has been gifted to the cloud-based health IT services vendor Athenahealth.  They are given annually by MassEcon to recognise companies that have made outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy.


"We are honored to be recognized by MassEcon for our contributions to the Massachusetts economy," said Dan Orenstein, senior vice president, people & process, athenahealth. "Our mission at ath

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