Saturday, August 23, 2008

MRI TEPR Award 2008 Winners

The 2008 TEPR Awards honorees are:

Personal Health Record Systems

Recognizing superior providers of PHR systems based on criteria such as data, data integrity, security, and consumer control.

1st Honors: CapMed
2nd Honors (tie): Doctations and Passport MD

Hot Products

Recognizing the most innovative IT products bringing the most positive benefits to healthcare.

1st Honors: MediNotes' Clinician Supply Chain Manager
2nd Honors: XLEMR's SOX - The Physician's Quickbooks Accounting Robot
3rd Honors: CapMed's icePHR Mobile

EMR Systems Best Meeting Medicolegal Requirements

A new TEPR Awards category recognizing EMRs best meeting medicolegal requirements based on criteria such as identity/authentication, documentation version management, signature events, data integrity, and document event auditing functions.

1st Honors (tie): Doctations and eMedicalFiles

Prior to TEPR, industry experts, who served as independent judges, reviewed Award applications, assessed them and selected finalists in each category. Then at TEPR, on Sunday, May 18, finalists presented their solutions before judges and TEPR registrants. Judges determined Honors in each category, and the honorees were officially recognized at the TEPR Opening Session.

Medical Records Institute

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Smartphone PDA descriptions Podcast

Short piece discusses the different types of phones , PDAs and operating systems.

This was recorded before Apple released the SDK for the iPhone. SV

Smartphone Podcast

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Canadian electronic health record projects quadruple in four years

We should be mindful of the work being down North of the Border to see what can be applied in the USA.

Does anyone know of any "Cross-Border" activity to facilitate care for commuters and others? SV

August 11, 2008 (Toronto) - Canada's electronic health record (EHR) projects increased by 12 per cent last year and have quadrupled since 2004 announced Richard Alvarez, President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

"Canadians want their medical information available electronically to the clinicians who care for them," said Alvarez. "And that's starting to happen in communities across Canada. Collaboration among governments is at an all-time high and with continued federal funding, we are well on our way to providing every Canadian with an electronic health record by 2016."

Canada Health Infoway

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Retail medical clinic "gold rush" slowing down

Apparently the phrase, "if you build it, they will come", is not always true. At least in the short-term. Investors and clinics are finding that patience and greater evaluation of local market needs are required to establish a profitable clinic. SV

Star Tribune

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

ePocrates Online, new free version!

The medical reference material is a great addition to thus formerly medication only tool. The diseases can be searched by category and by a search box which automatically begins the search as the first character is entered. While not exhaustive, the topics include a good number of pediatric as adult entries. Photos add additional value. Medications mentioned in the disease module are linked to the complete discription in the medication reference module.

The premium version of the product adds

alternative medications
the Pill Identifier
the Medical Calculators
the Clinical Tables and Guidelines. SV

Epocrates partnered with BMJ Group, publisher of the British Medical Journal, to create this new web-based reference which delivers practical and up-to-date disease diagnosis and treatment guidelines at the immediate point of care. The product features peer-reviewed content that is authored by physician experts with guidance by BMJ Group. With the new disease database, you’ll get condition overview and risk factors, treatment approach, tests to order, national medical society guidelines, and more.

Epocrates online