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Primary Care Reform - CMA Publication by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Primary Care Reform is the third in the CMA Leadership Series of magazines. It is a useful publication for physicians who are considering an alternative funding and delive ... Read on »
Centralized Data Repositories - What are the Benefits and the Risks? by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The following question is posed by Dr. Tracy Monk, a BC physician: I was wondering about a central question which never seems to have entered the discussion about the a ... Read on »
Evidence of Public Value and Public Risk of Electronic Health Records by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Dr. Gordon Atherley makes the following Argument in his examination of the Evidence of Public Value and Public Risk of Electronic Health Records: Electronic health re ... Read on »
Do Computers Improve Communications in the Exam Room? - Kaiser Study by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Computers in medical exam rooms improve communication between doctors and patients, according to a new study by health-care provider Kaiser Permanente. It's a study likely ... Read on »
Open Source Application to Co-exist with 'Closed Source' applications by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Canada Health Infoway has launched an Open Source initiative that will help demonstrate how independent health information systems can exchange information with one anothe ... Read on »
University to Teach Basic Informatics by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The University of Oregon is launching a program to teach basic clinical informatics to physicians and other providers who will need these skill sets. The program's goal is ... Read on »
The Importance of Inter-Operability for EMR Systems by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As a physician, you have just purchased an EMR system for your practice and see ahead of you a non-ending process of change in your practice. However, as many physicians h ... Read on »
Which is the Best Scanning Software for a Physician Office? by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There has been some discussion on this site about scanning methodolgy and format in which documents should be scanned (.pdf or TIF) format. Which is the simplest or storag ... Read on »
How do we Provide a Secure Identity to Community-based Physicians? by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy One of the key obstacles to connecting to the regional network is that of identity and authentication for physicians who are not employees of health regions and practice i ... Read on »
Computer Setup - Example 8 by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This exam room configuration is provided by a BC physician. Our office was custom designed to be used exclusively with an electronic medical record.  We have four rooms, t ... Read on »
User Interfaces: At what point does the EMR merge with the Hospital System? by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I recently shared these thoughts with some physician colleagues regarding this question. Let me paint the picture as I see it evolving. If you have any comments or thought ... Read on »
US Government set to release inexpensive EMR software for Small Physician Practices by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There is much happening in the US in terms of EMR uptake and adoption by physicians. This article describes an approach being taken to provide a low cost EMR system to ... Read on »
Electronic Health Records: Just around the Corner? Or over the Cliff? - US Perspective by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is an interesting article that has been published in the Annals of Internal Medicine - exploring EMR in the US setting. "It is naive to assume that small practices ... Read on »
Australia releases e-health framework by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Australia’s National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) released its E-Health Interoperability Framework today. The framework will serve as “a single source of guidance ... Read on »
Doctors Join to Promote Electronic Record Keeping by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This article published in the New York Times is a very accurate description of the many challenges faced by physicians in small group settings in Canada. It is worth readi ... Read on »
'Unworkable' Smartcard Policies in UK GP Practices by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Issues of consent and policy have the potential to cause major shifts in healthcare projects. See the experience of UK GPs using Smart Card technology: "NHS Connectin ... Read on »
Storage of Genetic Data in an EMR! by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The following question is posted on behalf of John Martin. John is currently doing his MSc in Healthcare Informatics in the area of genetic data at the University of Victo ... Read on »
Clinical Decision Support & PDAs by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There has not been much discussion to date on CanadianEMR about the importance of Clinical Decision Support. One thing is perfectly clear. Physicians will use PDAs for dru ... Read on »
Tablet PCs - Slates vs. Convertible Laptops by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The following comment is posted on behalf of Dr. Shelin Tkatch: I am a solo-practitioner ob/gyn about to embark on EMR in the office. The likely software vendor will be ... Read on »
Can e-bookings help reduce surgical backlog? by CanadianEmr .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy One of the trends that is taking place in healthcare worldwide is that of providing greater control to patients in order improve system efficiency and improve convenience ... Read on »