Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

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Hackathons Bring Open Source Innovation to Humanitarian Aid

In open source software, end users, decision makers, subject matter experts, and developers from around the world can work together to create great solutions. There are a lot of mature open source projects out there already in the field of humanitarian and development aid, for example: Ushahidi and Sahana in crisis management and information gathering, OpenMRS for medical records, Martus for secure information sharing in places with limited freedom of speech, and Mifos X, an open platform for financial inclusion for people in poor areas where financial services such as savings, payments, and loans are not offered...

Health Care Data as a Public Utility: How Do We Get There?

Mohit Kaushal and Margaret Darling | Brookings | May 18, 2016

Despite the technological integration seen in banking and other industries, health care data has remained scattered and inaccessible. EHRs remain fragmented among 861 distinct ambulatory vendors and 277 inpatient vendors as of 2013.Similarly, insurance claims are stored in the databases of insurers, and information about public health is often kept in databases belonging to various governmental agencies. These silos wouldn’t necessarily be a problem, except for the lack of interoperability that has long plagued the health care industry. For this reason, many are reconsidering if health care data is a public good, provided to all members of the public without profit...

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Healthcare players are actively blocking data sharing

Lucas Mearian | Computerworld | April 15, 2015

Five years ago, only 20% of physicians used electronic medical records (EMRs). Today, 80% use them. Since the enactment of the HITECH Act, which required that EMRs be adopted across all healthcare providers, the federal government has invested more than $28 billion toward their use.

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Healthcare players are actively blocking data sharing

Lucas Mearian | Computerworld | April 15, 2015

Five years ago, only 20% of physicians used electronic medical records (EMRs). Today, 80% use them. Since the enactment of the HITECH Act, which required that EMRs be adopted across all healthcare providers, the federal government has invested more than $28 billion toward their use...

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Healthcare Tech Firm's, Phyaura® EHR v4.0 is Now Federally Certified as a Complete Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Press Release | Phyaura, LLC | May 2, 2011

Phyaura, LLC, a Tampa Bay-based healthcare technology company, has received the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning certification under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program.Tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office, the software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification officially deems PHYAURA® EHR capable of enabling doctors and other health providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
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HealthTech

HealthClinics.com provides healthcare IT solutions that leverage the Internet, open source and emerging technology to deliver custom-tailored results throughout the healthcare industry. We are simplifying the way Patients & Healthcare Providers connect through our Patient Scheduling, electronic health record support based on OpenEMR & Patient Engagement services.

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HITECH Compliance

HITECH Compliance is a HITECH, HIPAA and Technology Compliance, integration and support company. As one of the few vendors to obtain and maintain all of the prestigious American Health Information Managers Association’s (AHIMA) Certified Healthcare Technical Support credentials, HITECH Compliance is proud to be a Certified OpenEMR Professional Support Provider and Contributor.

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Hospital Choosing EMRs/EHRs Based on Integrated Options

Katherine Rourke | Hospital EMR and EHR | August 5, 2011

For quite some time, hospitals have chosen to patch together existing systems and link them to their new, fancy EMR/EHR system. But lately, EMRs that offer better end-to-end integration are beginning to be hospitals’ first choices, according to research released last month by healthcare vendor research firm KLAS. Read More »

Hospital Mergers Make HIE Integration Even Tougher

Anne Zieger | Hospital EMR and EHR | February 8, 2012

...hospitals continue to merge and sell out to larger health systems, in some cases at an almost manic pace. I don’t have the space to list even a few of the mergers that are dominating business coverage, but I’m sure you know of one in almost every market where you work or have business. These mergers will frequently bring together different EMRs, or even the same EMR configured differently. Not only that, within each hospital, in all likelihood the EMR will have been integrated with internal departments and systems differently. In other words, even two Epic systems aren’t going to marry up easily.

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How can an Electronic Health Solution help Physicians Keep their Doors Open

In my previous article I started to address the unenviable position that physicians in the United States find themselves, in and how open source solutions can help them keep their doors open. In this article we will address some of the additional business challenges that physician offices and clinics face, and how the Electronic Health Solution (EHS) that we just released can help give them the tools and flexibility to both care for their patients and run a sustainable practice.

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How I Ended Up Working in Open Source Healthcare

These days I am one of a small handful of core committers to OpenEMR, but more importantly I am the visible face of the project through my role as the current president of the OEMR.org 501(c)(3), standing on the contributions of a respectable, worldwide, community of active users, contributing developers, and vendors. We have done some seemingly impossible things, like get the OpenEMR project through the ONC's "Meaningful Use" Certification, without which it would have all but died out in the United States. Now, with the project 14 years old and about to be recertified under Meaningful Use Stage 2, it's time to reimagine and reengineer the core without losing the goodness we have and the good will of the community...

How Industry Collaboration​ Shaped the Carequality Interoperability Framework

Key to the success of the Carequality Interoperability Framework was the enthusiastic participation of healthcare IT industry leaders and organizations and their collaboration with Carequality. This work was carried out under the guidance and direction of the Sequoia Project staff, with input from the Carequality Query Work Group.  Carequality, a public-private collaborative initiative of The Sequoia Project, creates a standardized, national-level interoperability framework to link all data sharing networks. The Carequality Interoperability Framework is a collection of documents that are used to operationalize data sharing that include...

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Integrating EHRs to Clinical Research EDC Systems

It has been a longstanding challenge to integrate patient data from EMRs (Electronic Medical Record systems) with EDC (Electronic Data Capture) systems for clinical studies and trials...These hurdles have been so high that the task has rarely been attempted in earnest, let alone accomplished in any significant way.  That is until recently.  How are these challenges being overcome today?  What changes have allowed this integration to be to considered and implement today? The answer is: lots!

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Intermountain Healthcare Partners With Cerner To Provide Clinical Governance For Leidos Partnership For Defense Health

Press Release | Cerner, Leidos Partnership for Defense Health | September 24, 2014

Cerner today announced a strategic agreement with Intermountain Healthcare to provide clinical governance of solutions and workflow to be proposed for the Department of Defense's Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) initiative.  Cerner is a member of the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health, an alliance that includes Leidos, the domain experts in Military Health, and Accenture, a global IT and management consulting company and one of the largest EHR systems integrators in the world...

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International Society Calls for Healthcare Projects to Collaborate using Open Source

Software projects in health care would benefit from increased collaboration, using open source, exchanging know-how and open documentation, say experts from IsfTeH, International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth. “Most important is the sharing of best practices, but reusing common software components also reduces costs”, the experts say. “There are excellent tools and projects in the domain of Free/Libre Open Source Software for Health Care”, the experts say, “but their impact so far is limited. That would change if they banded together to form an ecosystem.”

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