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I am, we are, (partially) back…..

For 4 full months this site had not been updated due to serious health issues. But now I’m trying to pick up the pieces again. It will not be done as extensively as previously, for the time being the focus will be on news related to EHRs.
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ICMCC Publications

ICMCC Bookseries

Now available:

Rare Diseases in the Age of Health 2.0

Bali RK, Bos L, Gibbons MC, Ibell SR, Editors

Handbook of Digital Homecare – Successes and Failures

Bos L, Dumay A, Goldschmidt L, Verhenneman, G. Yogesan K, Editors

Future Visions on Biomedicine and Bioinformatics
A Liber Amicorum in Memory of Swamy Laxminarayan. Part 1; Part 2

Bos L, Carroll D, Kun L, Marsh A, Roa L.M, Editors
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Announcement

I would like to thank all our readers for their loyalty to this site!

As you might have noticed, updating the site has slowed down considerably. I have been critically ill last September and had to pick up life almost from scratch. And I am still in recovery mode. It remains questionable if I ever will get back to what I have been doing before.
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Latest Blog

Going Dutch again
Lodewijk Bos, ICMCC

Now that my health is improving considerably, I’m slowly picking up pieces. Slowly, as I announced previously, so I will occupy  myself for the time being with EHRs and the (inter)national problems concerning their development and implementation.
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Supported Calls

HIS2014 (CfP)

The 3rd International Conference on Health Information Science (HIS 2014) provides a forum for disseminating and exchanging multidisciplinary research results in computer science/information technology and health science & services. It aims to integrate computer science with health science & services, coupling information science research with topics related to the modeling, design, development, integration, and management of health information systems and health services. It covers all aspects of the health information sciences and the systems that support this health information management and health service delivery.
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News

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Survey: Health Records Hassle Is Top Area of Doctor Dissatisfaction

Source: Susan Brink, US News

“In days of yore, when she scribbled orders with a pen, it would take two, maybe three, minutes for Dr. Christine Sinsky to complete the paperwork to admit a patient to a hospital. “Today, it takes me 20 minutes to record that same information in an electronic health record,” says Sinsky, an internal medicine physician in Dubuque, Iowa.
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12 March 2014 | No Comments »
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Creating a Single EHR: During a Merger, or Later?

Source: Johanna Epstein, H&HN Daily

“Many hospitals and health systems are evaluating new partnerships to ensure long-term financial viability; in fact, hospital mergers doubled between 2009 and 2012. This trend likely will continue as it is expected that one out of five hospitals will merge in the next five to seven years, according to a New York Times article published in August 2013.
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12 March 2014 | No Comments »
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With EHR, Two Heads Are Not Better Than One

Source: Daniel Essin, Physicians Practice

“Today, my e-mail offers me a white paper: “Brigham and Women’s Hospital saves over $9 million, improves [medical transcription] productivity 123%” with Dragon Dictate. My immediate reaction is: The feds’ EHR push is aimed squarely at data collection.
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12 March 2014 | No Comments »
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Transforming Medical Practice through Electronic Health Records

Source: PRWeb

“About 15 years ago, an eye-opening report by the U.S. Institute of Medicine starkly quantified the impact of medical errors, concluding that as many as 100,000 lives are lost each year to preventable mistakes. In the ensuing debate over systemic reforms, paper medical records – cumbersome at the best of times and illegible and poorly maintained at the worst – emerged as one of the health care system’s principal vulnerabilities.
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12 March 2014 | No Comments »
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Electronic health records rife with flaws

Source: Joel Saland, ABQ Journal

“The electronic health-records article written by Winthrop Quigley (March 3: “Patient files go high-tech”) contained the misconception that the EHR allows a physician to see every scrap of information relevant to a patient’s care.
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12 March 2014 | No Comments »
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What is the Future Role of EHRs in the Health IT Ecosystem?

Source: Robert Rowley, HIT Consultant

“Some very interesting trends are occurring in the health IT arena, which raise the question of what role Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems will have in the future. A few years ago, the focus for health care professionals and hospitals was EHR acquisition and implementation, as well as qualification and access to federal incentive money from the EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use).
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4 March 2014 | No Comments »
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Going Live With EHR Leads to Frustrations, Productivity Hit

Source: Doctors Lounge

“Implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system takes excessive physician and staff time and disrupts practice, according to survey results published Feb. 24 in Medical Economics.
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4 March 2014 | No Comments »
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Key findings from survey on patient views towards EHRs

Source: cpapoutsi, ICL

“High levels of patient and public concerns about the security of integrated EHRs in the UK highlight a need for more intensive public awareness and engagement initiatives, together with the establishment of trustworthy security and privacy mechanisms for health information sharing.
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27 February 2014 | No Comments »
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Medical records rules broken, NHS admits

Source: Nick Triggle, BBC News

“Medical records appear to have been wrongly given to the insurance industry by the health service, the NHS admits.
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26 February 2014 | No Comments »
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ONC backs EHR update for implantable medical devices

Source: Jaimy Lee, Modern Healthcare

“The ONC has recommended that makers of electronic health records update their systems to capture and display identification data about implantable medical devices. The recommendation, which came in a proposed rule late Friday, suggests that EHRs record and display these unique device identifiers.
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26 February 2014 | No Comments »
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EHR nightmares: Why treating EHRs like paper records fails

Source: Greg Chittim, EHR Intelligence

“Automating is a funny word — it typically implies the removal of manual intervention in a process. More often than not, we find that it is actually used to describe replicating a manual process in a system. After all, if we ditch the paper process, what will be put in the file cabinet? Don’t we need a paper record for everything?
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26 February 2014 | No Comments »
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Hospital records of all NHS patients sold to insurers

Source: Laura Donnelly, The Telegraph

“The medical records of every NHS hospital patient in the country have been sold for insurance purposes, The Telegraph can reveal.
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25 February 2014 | No Comments »
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NHS England delays care.data scheme to ‘build understanding’ of benefits

Source: Alex Matthews-King, Pulse Today

“NHS England has announced it will delay its flagship data-sharing scheme for six months, to allow managers more time to ‘build understanding of the benefits’.
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19 February 2014 | No Comments »
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ICD-10 Follies: Practices Still Far From Ready

Source:

“Fewer than one in 10 physician practices (9.4%) believe they’ve made “significant progress” in preparing for the upcoming transition to the ICD-10 coding system, a January survey of more than 570 medical groups found.
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6 February 2014 | No Comments »
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EHR Use During Patient Visit May Mean Missed Non-Verbal Cues

Source: DoctorsLounge

“Patterns of eye gaze change with the use of electronic health records (EHRs), and this influences physician-patient interaction, according to research published in the March issue of the International Journal of Medical Informatics.
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6 February 2014 | No Comments »
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Electronic health records hold the promise of improved health care

Source: Frances Dumenci, MedicalXpress

“Electronic health records (EHRs) hold the promise to improve primary health care for millions of patients. However, enhancing current EHR functionality is needed to better support primary care clinicians and patients, according to a recent article in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association.
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6 February 2014 | No Comments »
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Understanding Context and Metadata with EHRs

Source: Daniel Essin, Physicians Practice

“For the past few months, I’ve been working on a technical paper that attempts to explain why EHRs have the trouble they do and what might be done to solve the problems once and for all.
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5 February 2014 | No Comments »
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OSEHRA hosts open source EHR session at HIMSS

Source: Nicole Freeman, EHR Intelligence

“The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) will be hosting a session at the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition on Sunday, February 23, 2014, in Orlando, Florida.
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5 February 2014 | No Comments »
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The top three reasons to select a cloud-based EHR over a server-based system

Source: Amy Stankiewicz, Chiropractic News

“To get in the cloud, or not? That’s an important question many chiropractics are asking themselves as they consider implementing a new – or upgrading an existing – electronic health record (EHR) system.
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5 February 2014 | No Comments »
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A New Way to Satisfy Doctors’ Interest in Electronic Health Records Exchange

Source: PR.com

“A recent survey conducted in the UK revealed that 94 % of surveyed doctors believe patients should have some access to their health records in an electronic form (Accenture, 2013). However, only 11 % of them disclosed that they are currently able to provide such access for their patients.
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5 February 2014 | No Comments »
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Recent Reports

Making Sense of Sensors: How New Technologies Can Change Patient Care

Source: Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, CHCF

“Wireless communication standards have allowed sensors to develop from traditional forms — those that require the active involvement of the patient in collecting data, transmitting it, or both — to passive forms that do not need patient participation. The most fully passive sensors can provide constant monitoring of a person’s vital signs or other measures, and store that data or send it wirelessly to a care team.
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1 March 2013 | No Comments »
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Health Online 2013: survey data as vital sign

Source: Susannah Fox, Maeve Duggan, Pew Internet

“Survey data is a snapshot of a population, a moment captured in numbers, like vital signs: height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, etc. People build trend lines and watch for changes, shifting strategies as they make educated guesses about what’s going on. What’s holding steady? What’s spiking? What’s on the decline?
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17 January 2013 | No Comments »
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National eHealth Strategy Toolkit

Source: WHO, ITU

“This National eHealth Strategy Toolkit reflects the growing impact that eHealth is bringing to the delivery of health care around the world today, and how it is making health systems more efficient and more responsive to people’s needs and expectations.
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19 July 2012 | No Comments »
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mHealth Politics & Economics Country report 1: Spain

Source: mHealth Vodafone

“One of the main attractions of mHealth applications for both patients and healthcare providers is they can offer an alternative to a long stay in hospital followed by a complex discharge process.
This has a positive impact for patients, their carers and medical teams, and a new study in the Spanish region of Catalonia is aiming to assess these benefits on a significant scale.
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20 June 2012 | No Comments »
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Social media “likes” healthcare: From marketing to social business

Source: PWC

“Social media is changing the nature and speed of health care interaction between consumers and health organizations. This in-depth HRI report dives into what some of the largest health care companies are doing in and with social media.
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10 May 2012 | No Comments »
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Sweden Health system review

Source: WHO

“Life expectancy in Sweden is high and the country performs well in comparisons related to disease-oriented indicators of health service outcomes and quality of care. The Swedish health system is committed to ensuring the health of all citizens and abides by the principles of human dignity, need and solidarity, and cost–effectiveness. The state is responsible for overall health policy, while the funding and provision of services lies largely with the county councils and regions. The municipalities are responsible for the care of older and disabled people.
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8 May 2012 | No Comments »
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E-health in low- and middle-income countries: findings from the Center for Health Market Innovations

Source: Lewis T et al, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 90(5)

Health systems in low- and middle-income countries continue to face considerable challenges in providing high-quality, affordable and universally accessible care. In response, policy-makers, donors and programme implementers are searching for innovative approaches to eliminate the geographic and financial barriers to health.
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2 May 2012 | No Comments »
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Turkey HiT (2011)

Source: WHO

“The Health system profiles (HiTs) are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of health systems and of policy initiatives in progress or under development. HiTs examine different approaches to the organization, financing and delivery of health services and the role of the main actors in health systems.
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20 March 2012 | No Comments »
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Communications for change

Source: FrontlineSMS and Text to Change

“SMS can be an extremely effective campaigning tool, helping to drive positive social change by increasing awareness of key issues and giving people the information they need to take their wellbeing into their own hands.
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14 March 2012 | No Comments »
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What’s Next? Perspectives of Health Technology Officers

Source: Harry Greenspun, Andy Wiesenthal, Deloitte

“Health care information officers face myriad challenges as they work to address their organizations’ information technology (IT) needs, from ICD-10 conversion to adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), among others.
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1 March 2012 | No Comments »
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Latest

Making Sense of Big Data in Pharma
Thomson Reuters
21 May 2013

mHealth in Indonesia
Rosa Kang, Health Market Innovations
17 July 2012

NHS Patients want to Video Call their Doctors
3gdoctor, mHealth Insight
16 July 2012

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Going Dutch again
Lodewijk Bos, ICMCC, 17 January 2014

Now that my health is improving considerably, I’m slowly picking up pieces. Slowly, as I announced previously, so I will occupy  myself for the time being with EHRs and the (inter)national problems concerning their development and implementation.
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AHA-Erlebnis
Lodewijk Bos, ICMCC, 3 May 2012

I am not a US citizen, so I can’t officially react to the latest news from the US patient access front nor put my opinion on the “protest page“. What is going on. First see this post from the Healthcare IT News and following see the post my friend e-Patient Dave wrote about it.
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Guest Post: WHCC – Washington, DC, April 16-18, 2012
Mike Popovich, STC/ICMCC, 20 April 2012

As a public health information technology consulting company, it seemed unusual for STC to attend the recent 9th Annual World Health Care Congress, a three-day conference supported by all major health insurance companies, clinical provider networks, and emerging Accountable Care Organizations. The attendee list reads like a who’s who of the health care industry, all working to improve patient care while tackling today’s challenges.
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ICMCC News

I am, we are, (partially) back…..

For 4 full months this site had not been updated due to serious health issues. But now I’m trying to pick up the pieces again. It will not be done as extensively as previously, for the time being the focus will be on news related to EHRs.
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STC recognized

“21st Century recognized the contribution of STC and the value of applied health information technology in practice to improve population health and outcomes and recognized the value of telling one story that demonstrated what can be achieved through shared data and information between physicians and public health agencies.
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100,000

I am proud to announce that during the weekend of 2-3 June 2012 we passed the 100,000 unique visitors on the ICMCC website in 2012.
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Stats

March 2012
26,120 unique visitors.
278,002 visits.
704,789 pageviews.
823,304 hits.

In 2012:
Total  unique visitors: 69,064.
Visits: 938,132.
Pageviews: 2,520,705.
Hits: 2,927,125.
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