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$500 Million in Federal Budget to Expand the Use of Electronic Health Records by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy With details of the Canadian Federal Budget beginning to be released, one piece of news that has a direct impact on Electronic Health Records is the governments' decision ... Read on »
Are Social Networking Sites useful to Physicians? by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy According to marketing web site ClickZ, findings from a new Manhattan Research report demonstrate significant interest from doctors in the US to use social networking site ... Read on »
Podcast: What is the Value of an EMR in a Rural or Remote Community? by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Dr. Ewan Affleck is a friend and colleague who practices in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories and has done so for more than 15 years. I had an opportunity to speak ... Read on »
NY Times: Privacy Issue Complicates Push to Link Medical Data by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The US is beginning to wrestle with the 'Elephant in the Room' - Privacy. The announcement last week of $20 Billion in funding to support Healthcare IT has triggered the d ... Read on »
Podcast - Speech Recognition Software - Use by Physicians by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy One of the very exciting areas of information technology that is getting significant support from physicians is Speech Recognition Software. Successful implementation is d ... Read on »
Impact of EMRs on Wait Times, System Productivity and GP's Ability to Accept New Patients by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Spiraling costs, shortages of doctors and nurses, a baby boom population about to begin impacting the healthcare system. How do nations deal with such complex health issue ... Read on »
Smartphone Adoption by Physicians - Knowledge on Call! by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The verdict is in: Smartphone technology is on the rise amongst physicians. Those who had previously adopted PDAs are finding it a small step up to a Smartphone with great ... Read on »
Milestone: CanadianEMR is 5 Years Old by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In December 2003, I was reading a PC magazine article about a new communication tool called a Weblog (Blog). At that time Web 2.0 was still very much in its infancy, howev ... Read on »
The Secrets of Ehealth Success - E-Health Europe by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Following a few basic rules can dramatically improve the chances of success of e-health projects, just don’t expect to see cash-releasing benefits. This was message given ... Read on »
EMR Education and Training in Medical Schools remains Inadequate by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Are educators in medical schools teaching medical students sufficiently regarding the use of Information Technology tools such as Electronic Medical Records or Electronic ... Read on »
EMR Vendor Announcements from British Columbia and Saskatchewan by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Both British Columbia and Saskatchewan have announced their lists of preferred EMR vendors based on the RFP and Conformance Testing Processes that have now reached complet ... Read on »
Physician Stress - Schedule and On-Call Management by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy On of the most stressful elements of medical practice is related to schedule and on-call management. Many physicians (specialist and GP) have multiple commitments and sche ... Read on »
Alberta Commissioner Concerned by Amendments to Health Information Act by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In a report released on December 1st, 2008, the Alberta Privacy Commissioner [Frank Work] has expressed concerns about amendments to the Alberta Health Information Act (HI ... Read on »
ImpactBC Launches a Series of Videos - Patients as Partners by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy ImpactBC has launched a number of videos designed to provide supportive multi-media materials regarding the experience of the patient in primary care. Coordinating Ca ... Read on »
The Value of the Physician Champion by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy An article in American Medical News (Dec 8, 2008) describes the value of the Physician Champion through the eyes of a couple of physicians who have taken on this role. ... Read on »
CanadianEMR Rountable Forum - EHR & EMR Convergence by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In this first Quartery Roundtable Forum, a national group of panelists debates the mismatch between the EHR and the EMR regarding issues such as the referral-consultation ... Read on »
Once used to Healthcare IT - Physicians feel Unsafe in Less Technology Enabled Settings by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Healthcare IT News 12/04/08 -  A new study has found that physicians who receive training in a technology-rich environment but go on to work in a less modern facility feel ... Read on »
Instability and the Need to do More with Less by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Just what we needed right now, in the midst of the deepest financial crisis in a generation, a coalition of political parties that looks like the three proverbial (See no ... Read on »
Telehealth and EMRs - How can Physicians Use these Tools? by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Implementing or adapting to an EMR does not leave physicians with much additional capacity to add telehealth to the equation. So, how can telehealth tools be used by physi ... Read on »
Longwoods Publishing - Interview with Penny Ballem by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This article is very interesting - just published - Healthcare Policy / Politiques de Santé, 4(2) 2008: 25-32 Steven Lewis talks with Penny Ballem about the challenges ... Read on »