Baldwin, Gary, Health Data Management, 16(11)
When he is treating patients, internist Mike Kerkering, M.D., shows up empty-handed every time – so to speak. Rather than toting in a paper chart, Kerkering swings out a monitor mounted on a flexible arm in the exam room. “It’s in the periphery so I can maintain eye contact with the patient,” he says. “Every piece of data I need is there for me.”
Baldwin, Gary, Health Data Management, 16(10)
Long choked with paper, and burdened with workflows that they don’t fully understand, physicians in group practices have good reason to embrace electronic health records and integrated practice management systems. No wonder they may think of the automated chart as digital candy. And they want to try as many high-tech features as possible.
Anderson, Howard J., Health Data Management, 16(10)
Some might call it “data mining on steroids.” But the organizer of an ambitious research project at Montefiore Medical Center in New York describes it as “asking clinically cogent questions of ragged data while respecting the need for user flexibility.”
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Vimarlund V et al, Health Informatics Journal, 14(3)
The use of information and communication technology (ICT) to support integrated healthcare services in elderly homecare is becoming more established. In particular, ICT can enable information exchange, knowledge sharing and documentation at the point-of-care (POC). The aim of this study was to explore these effects using the Old@Home prototype. Old@Home was perceived to contribute in developing horizontal links for communication between individuals who work together, independent of geographical distance or organizational affiliation, and to contribute to increased work efficiency.
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