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Enjoy Vitro Software's Insights series where we provide views, experiences and opinions from both our own specialist eHealth staff and guest contributors. We cover a range of topics such as; Clinical Information Systems (CIS), Electronic Medical Records (EMR), integration and interoperability, cloud hosting, change management, user adoption and more.
Nurses should be consulted in the early stages of EMR implementation so healthcare technology companies can create a user friendly EMR. 98% of nurses surveyed in US hospitals agree that they have never been included in hospital technology decision or design. Only 15% of those surveyed thought that their IT department were receptive to nurses’ suggestions in improving electronic documentation. These numbers simply have to be improved upon.
Tags: EMR/EPR, Clinical & Medical, Nursing
There is a perception that paper is more secure because it is tangible and can be kept under lock and key. The security and privacy risks to changing how we collect, store and share health information are valid, but not insurmountable. The use of electronic systems for the collection, storage and transfer of health information is key to tearing down some of the current barriers to safe and efficient healthcare.
Tags: EMR/EPR, Quality in Healthcare, Healthcare Informatics
This weeks insight highlights the importance of shortening your buying cycle when it comes to purchasing an EMR and the ways in which you can achieve this. Taking some time at the start to plan how you are going to decide which vendor is right for you can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.
Tags: EMR/EPR, Healthcare Buying Cycle
The use of mobile devices in the health industry has grown hugely. Clinicians are now using Apps on mobile devices for health related services , they are also using cloud based information offerings. She explores the argument that this will provide the tipping point when it comes to the already much changed health service delivery models.
Tags: eHealth, EMR/EPR