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December, 2014

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The Impact of Health Information Exchange on Health Outcomes

Hincapie A, Warholak T. Applied Clinical Informatics, 2(4)

Background and Objective:
Healthcare professionals, industry and policy makers have identified Health Information Exchange (HIE) as a solution to improve patient safety and overall quality of care. The potential benefits of HIE on healthcare have fostered its implementation and adoption in the United States. However, there is a dearth of publications that demonstrate HIE effectiveness. The purpose of this review was to identify and describe evidence of HIE impact on healthcare outcomes.
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30 November 2011 | No Comments »
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Integrated care needs integrated information management and technology

Protti, Denis, Healthcare Quarterly, 13 Spec No

Integrated care entails that professionals from different organizations have to work together in a team-oriented way to provide high-quality care for a patient. This requires that healthcare professionals share information about–and with–patients at appropriate points in the care or treatment process.
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27 March 2010 | No Comments »
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The state of regional health information organizations: current activities and financing

Adler-Milstein J et al, Health Affairs, 27(1)

Electronic clinical data exchange promises substantial financial and societal benefits, but it is unclear whether and when it will become widespread. In early 2007 we surveyed 145 regional health information organizations (RHIOs), the U.S. entities working to establish data exchange.
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20 April 2009 | No Comments »
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The role of patients and their health cards in integrated eHealth environments

Hildebrand, Claudia et al, eHealth Beyond the Horizon - Get IT There, 2008

Communication and co-operation processes in healthcare and welfare require the involvement of all parties involved, including health professionals as well as patients. Generally, professionals can and will easily communicate via trusted health networks. To enforce both communication and co-operation between professionals and patients and to guarantee the required degree of involvement of patients in shared care environments, smart cards are widely used.
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19 April 2009 | No Comments »
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The electronic disability record: purpose, parameters, and model use case

Tulu, Bengisu, and Thomas A. Horan, J Am Med Inform Assoc, 16(1)

The active engagement of consumers is an important factor in achieving widespread success of health information systems. The disability community represents a major segment of the healthcare arena, with more than 50 million Americans experiencing some form of disability. In keeping with the “consumer-driven” approach to e-health systems, this paper considers the distinctive aspects of electronic and personal health record use by this segment of society. Drawing upon the information shared during two national policy forums on this topic, the authors present the concept of Electronic Disability Records (EDR).
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15 December 2008 | No Comments »
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Three years experience with the implementation of a networked electronic medical record in Haiti

Lober, William B. et al, AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2008

Since 2005 we have been developing and implementing an electronic medical record (EMR) that supports both individual and population health care of HIV-infected patients in Haiti. Unreliable electrical power and network infrastructure, cultural differences, variable levels of experience and computer literacy, and the geographic dispersion of the team remain challenges, but the system is now implemented in about 40 sites nationwide providing antiretroviral therapy, and includes records for about 18,600 patients.
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10 December 2008 | No Comments »
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Health and the mobile phone

Patrick K et al, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 35(2)

Within the next 8 years, annual U.S. expenditure on health care is projected to reach $4 trillion/year, or 20% of the gross domestic product. Whether resource consumption of this order of magnitude is sustainable is an open question, but at the very least it suggests the need for population-level solutions for everything from the primary prevention of disease to improving end-of-life care.
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8 August 2008 | No Comments »
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Tectonic shifts in the health information economy

Mandl, Kenneth D., and Isaac S. Kohane, N Engl J Med, 358(16)

In a recent shift in the health information landscape, large corporations are seeking an integral and transformative role in the management of health care information. The mechanism by which this transformation is likely to take place is through the creation of computer platforms that will enable patients to manage health data in personally controlled health records (PCHRs).
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18 April 2008 | No Comments »
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Improving outcomes with interoperable EHRs and secure global health information infrastructure

Kun, Luis et al, Medical and Care Compunetics 5, 2008

These technologies also provide society with additional benefits within a global health perspective, with applications ranging from disease prevention and genetics to surveillance and epidemiologic studies. For example, discoveries relating to the prevention or curing of a disease in one part of the world should be “known” everywhere else instantaneously. During an emergency, individuals travelling the world should be able to access their healthcare records for proper care, anywhere.
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2 April 2008 | No Comments »
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The Emergence of National Electronic Health Record Architectures in the United States and Australia: Models, Costs, and Questions

Gunter, Tracy D., and Nicolas P. Terry, J Med Internet Res, 7(1)

Emerging electronic health record models present numerous challenges to health care systems, physicians, and regulators. This article provides explanation of some of the reasons driving the development of the electronic health record, describes two national electronic health record models (currently developing in the United States and Australia) and one distributed, personal model.
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11 August 2006 | No Comments »
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