Category Archive: North America

Sep 01

Who wants an Electronic Medical Record?

Every patient and carer wants their healthcare provider to have access to the best technology, tools and information possible to manage their care. Even if patients do not always know what the “best” represents, healthcare services delivery benefits from the assistance of technology.  So why is the uptake in electronic medical records (EMR) within an …

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Aug 15

Social Media Journey

  Social media is like every eHealth project, it’s about clinical transformation over a period of time not just an app you can turn on. A healthcare business, when starting on the social media journey, must not expect instant success. Even if your first social media campaign is excellent and well received, a good social …

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Mar 03

Clinical Data Standards where do I start?

Implementing Clinical data standards or more importantly ensuring that any  software you buy is standards compliant is a difficult but necessary process if you are hoping to be able to share data with a national repository, your local health ecosystem or your patients. For this to happen at a minimum the address details, especially the …

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Sep 16

Canadian Virtual Care

The potential benefits of virtual care are well known and the subject of a previous post.  Forbes reported that in the US, revenue for video consultations alone will increase from less than $100 million in 2013 to $13.7 billion in 2018. Canada, due to its vast size and pressures on clinical manpower has been using …

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May 15

USA- ONC ‘making progress’ on interoperability roadmap

  The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is on its way – as best it can tell – to hitting its three-year goals laid out in the January 2015 draft interoperability roadmap. Karen DeSalvo said, “The linear trajectory shows they are making progress.” ONC had ambitiously stated that by the end …

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