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Edmond Moses - March 11, 2017
Discuss options in Electronic Health Record implementation for resource-limited settings. We are developing an e-Health consultation service in rural Central Asia, and would like to know the best EHR...
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Biometric informatics e-Health EHR IT Training Mobile Devices Networking OpenMRS Software telemedicine
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Tomorrow: demonstration of the EHRServer, open source clinical data repository

Pablo Pazos - March 7, 2017
This might be of interest. The event details are here https://plus.google.com/events/coropai6fbqb47e6h6munbq9i68 To watch the demo and ask questions on the event, please use this YouTube link at th...
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CDR EHR IT Training Lab Systems Mobile Devices openehr open source Pharmacy Information System Software
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

Hitting the targets, but missing the point: Is Measurement Failing Doctors?

William Martinez - Jan. 25, 2016
A nice piece by Dr. Bob Wachter in the NY Times about how measurement can do more harm than good. The article points out the unanticipated consequences of the over emphasis on measurement and unprove...
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EHR measurement quality
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

Are Patients Less Satisfied When Docs Use Computers During Visits?

William Martinez - Nov. 30, 2015
Interesting study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that docs who entered data in the EHR during appointments did less positive communicating and patients rated their care lower. An accompanying ed...
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EHR patient satisfaction quality
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Seeking job in Zambia or Southern Africa

Brian Armstrong - July 6, 2015
Hi, I'm currently employed as Director of Architecture and Security (see my profile), but I worked in Zambia with the US CDC (2010-2011) as a Senior EHR Systems Developer Architect working on the ...
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EHR EMR implementation EMR platform EMR Standards Enterprise Architecture governance health information system Health information systems Health Information Systems Programme health information technology Health IT health IT strategy IT Training shared delivery infrastructure strategic framework Strategic Plan strategic planning
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

Patient Access to Electronic Health Records During Hospitalization

William Martinez - April 3, 2015
Here is an interesting article form a recent JAMA Internal Medicine that relates to our ongoing thread about "The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records" In this study, hospitalized patients wer...
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EHR medical errors patient empowerment Research
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records

William Martinez - March 31, 2015
Interesting article in the New York Times today about the power of the having access to your medical records. Tells the story of a patient who kept track of the all of his clinical data including an ...
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data sharing EHR Patient Engagement
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

What can we learn from the first US case of Ebola?

William Martinez - Oct. 3, 2014
Let's try that again with less typos... The recent diagnostic error involving Ebola in Texas illustrates several of challenges in quality and safety. Despite having implemented a checklist to sc...
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Diagnostic Error ebola EHR Patient Safety quality