For anyone working with IT modernization or healthcare tech, the VA’s up-and-down experience implementing a electronic health record provides some good object lessons.
Posts Tagged: EHR
Please join in the discussion! HTRAC – HealthTech Research Advisory & Council MARCH 30 – April 1, 2014 – Astor Crown Plaza Hotel – New Orleans, LAhttp://midwest2014.htrac.org/ Clinical, Business & IT Leadership CollaborationPriorities for Innovative Health Organizations: Engagement, Outcomes, Data & Security Innovative Healtchare CXOs understand that a successful healthcare ecosystem requires collaboration from providers,Read… Read more »
The Defense Department is looking to evaluate existing commercial electronic health record technologies as the agency intends to replace its old EHR systems. An Oct. 1 solicitation calls on interested contractors to demonstrate their off-the-shelf EHR systems on Oct. 21 in Washington for the department’s Health Management System Modernization program. DoD aims to replace itsRead… Read more »
I’ll be attending this years HIMSS12 Annual Conference & Exhibition. February 20, 2012 at 7:00 AM – February 24, 2012 at 2:30 PM The Venetian Sands Expo and Convention Center , Las Vegas This event requires registration: http://www.himssconference.org/?src=sm HIMSS12 is the destination for thousands of like-minded healthcare executives, health IT professionals and clinicians who areRead… Read more »
I see the press release is out on the VA’s plans for VistA/CPRS and I saw a tantalizing reference to “perhaps open source, framework multiple development teams” as some initial thoughts being put into the project. This is certainly exciting news and sounds like a turn in the right direction. Does anyone know of anyRead… Read more »
I just attended the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 8) and saw an eye-popping presentation on an Open Source dental practice management application that was written by a dentist in Inverness, Scotland as a response to ill treatment he’d received at the hands of a proprietary software vendor. Apparently he’d attended a previous conference inRead… Read more »
Nice article advocating adoption of the VHA’s VistA/CPRS system.
I just saw that “Medical” is an another open source electronic medical record (EMR) (term sometimes used interchangeably with EHR, depending on functionality) has just won some kudos over at Sourceforge Their stated goal: ” Provide an universal Electronic Medical Record (EMR), so doctors and institutions all over the world, independently of their economic status,Read… Read more »
As the ARRA-driven momentum builds toward EHR adoption by physicians, the issue of certification for these systems still has some issues to resolve. The high cost of certification has been seen as prohibitive for affordable, open source EHRs seeking to compete in this new marketplace. Other potential roadblocks are the ability to modify source code,Read… Read more »
I thought I’d include this as a reference since I’ve brought up this discussion elsewhere. If you’re looking for drama, plot twists and a wide assortment of characters look no further than the current impetus toward Electronic Health Record (EHR) adoption – A potentially Shakespearean Drama. The players and scenario: The battle brewing over EHRRead… Read more »