Technology is the best hope to stop the gap in care in underserved areas and regions of our country.
As Medical Charts Go Electronic, Rural Doctor Sees Healthy Change
What are Electronic Health Records (E-Health Records)?
Definition: An electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting. Included in this information are patient demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data, and radiology reports.
The E-Health Record automates and streamlines the clinician's workflow.
The E-Health Record has the ability to generate a complete record of a clinical patient encounter, as well as supporting other care-related activities directly or indirectly via interface--including evidence-based decision support, quality management, and outcomes reporting.
E-Health Record is generated and maintained within an institution, such as a
hospital, integrated delivery network, clinic, or physician office.
Welcome back . . . to my
internet show, "Talking Technology with
My new show deals with the subject of E-Health Records.
The slow pace of our nation's health care system to embrace modern technology continues to be an ongoing problem.
Last month the New England Journal of Medicine published the results from a survey concerning the, "Use of Electronic Health Records in U.S. Hospitals".
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with the one of the lead authors of the survey, Dr. Ashish K. Jha of the Harvard School of Public Health.
"Dr. J" was both insightful and informative, and I hope
to have him back with us again soon.
"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR."
April 8, 2009
TOPIC: "E-Health Records"
Dr. Ashish K. Jha