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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.

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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…
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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…

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Digitalhealth.net 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Upcoming 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 care.data following the release of the Government …

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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…
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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…

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Athenahealth wins on job growth

The 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…

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