I’m writing today from the HIMSS convention in Orlando, Florida, where I’m looking to see what new technologies are available to the health care industry to facilitate patient care and communication between patients and doctors.A few interesting presentations of note thus far:
Today I’d like to discuss guidelines to follow before selecting an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system. The hardest aspect of implementation is fear of the unknown. I’ve listed a couple of guidelines to follow to ensure (not guarantee, because problems arise regardless) a smoother transition.
I just touched the surface, please feel free to add to this list or discuss implementation pains your health care organization has faced in the past and/or present.
What we fine important in a PHR service is giving the ability to the member to become more active in the managment of their healthcare information. Second and most inportant is showing a doctor in an emergency a easy to read summary report of critical need to know information that he can access right away. Preventable medical errors are the fifth leading cause of death in the US in 2007. Having a hand full of the right information can prevent most of these errors. Doctors don’t have the time to look through someones entire electronic medical file. you should look into www.accessmyrecords.com
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it would be much better and easier for both patients and hospitals if patients manage their electronic medical records and are able to access them and share them with their doctors easily. Sometimes,it can be life saving.
Nice Guidelines! Thanks for sharing the information.
I am in the process of pulling together specifications and requirements for a RFP preparation, and need to get it right. I have seen your guides and would like to know if you have a design and list of requirements that I can use to commence effort. I am the CIO for the University Hospital of the West Indies, a teaching hospital located in Jamaica.
Additionally, I am also pulling together an Expression of Interest (EOI) for an overall Hospital Management Information system (HMIS), including, Radiology, Cardiology, PACS, Facility & Materials management, Vehicle Maintenance, Patient care, etc.