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In order to maintain privacy and confidentiality, there are rules of access to Electronic Health Records (EHR) that can sometimes present barriers to delivering the best care.
Tracy Zervakis and her daughter recently had quite an adventure trying to get the right medicine at the right time, and ran into several roadblocks imposed by the access rules around EHR at her hospital.
While it sounds like a good idea to restrict access to those with a "need to know," in practice it sometimes get in the way. Perhaps we need to re-think those rules, not only for the events in a peaceful day at the office, but also in an emergency.
Joyce and Mike speak with Tracy about her adventure and about ideas for improving the flow of medical information to patients, to emergency personnel, and to all those who really do "need to know" in order to deliver the right care at the right time.
Diane Yeager RN worked as a nurse in Labor & Delivery and Intensive Care for 7 years until 1992 at which point her career shifted to education. For the next 15 years, Diane worked as a Nursing Instructor in Northeast Ohio. Her results were impressive with an NCLEX pass rate for her graduating students of 97% throughout her teaching career. Her impact as a teacher was recognized when, during her fifth year of teaching, she received the Ohio Organization of Practical Nurse Educators' award for Distinguished Practical Nurse Educator of 1996.
Diane's success as an educator was due to her enthusiasm for integrating computer technology into her teaching methodology which led to the creation of FreeNurseTutor, launched in 2006. Freenursetutor.com is a unique and completely free website that lets educators and students use a collection of self-paced and learning activities with a focus on interactivity and individualized learning. FreeNurseTutor is now used as an educational supplement by healthcare instructors and students at hundreds of schools.
In 2007, Diane followed the trends in healthcare technology and transitioned to a career as an Electronic Health Records trainer. Diane has developed curriculum and instructional materials and trained healthcare personnel during large scale EHR system implementations at major hospital systems.
As an EHR trainer, and through continued contact with healthcare educators, it became clear to Diane that most career tech and nursing schools simply do not have a way to prepare their students for the new world of electronic records. She enthusiastically embraced this as a personal challenge and used her experience in education and electronic health records to create an academic EHR system: EHR Tutor. EHR Tutor is designed to immediately deliver the "missing piece" of electronic records to any school's program. More information regarding EHR Tutor can be found at ehrtutor.com.
At HiMSS 2015 during the @CHIME CIO Forum my colleague Douglas Goldstein @eFuturist caught up with John Glaser, Senior Vice President at Cerner. John shares his thoughts on the current state and likely future direction of the EHR industry.
This is the audio portion only, the complete video interview is available at Health Innovation Media, here.
Mark your calendars and join me in an up close and personal interview with the remarkable Rosemarie Nelson’s from MGMA Health Care Consulting Group. She has led new technology planning and development for improved clinical operations. Rosemarie has managed project implementation teams and software engineers in the design and implementation of medical practice software and subsequent training of personnel. She joins us today to discuss Cloud based Electronic Health Record EHR -Is it right for you?
www.mgma.com/consulting/nelson twitter: @rosemarienelson
We last spoke with Denise Basow MD at HiMSS 2013 in NOLA. When I spotted her in the Wolters Kluwer Health booth scurrying from meeting to meeting I chose ask if we could get an update since the last chat.
Fortunately she consented. Here my colleague Douglas Goldstein @efuturist gets up to date with @UpToDate.
Produced by Gregg A. Masters, MPH @2healthguru for Health Innovation Media. Audio version only. Video to be available here.
Join us as we explore the challenges hospitals, physician practices and health systems face to realize the benefits of integrating electronic health records (EHRs) into the contact center through workflow redesign and optimization. While EHRs were suppose to reduce errors and streamline care, our observations highlight a multitude of usability and productivity issues that cause frustration for patients, caregivers and physicians alike.
Debbie Henderson is the CEO of Manna Health Professional Services and has been handling mental health billing and practice management for behavioral healthcare providers for over 15 years. Manna Health is a family-owned, exclusive mental health revenue cycle and practice management organization. Today we will be discussing her experiences with electronic health record software adoption, why Manna exclusively works with mental health providers and organizations, and how the mental health industry changes have affected her billing company.
Electronic Health Record systems for Behavioral Health Medical Practices are a special niche. Dr. David Lischner of Valant Medical Solutions talks about what his company offers the behavioral heatlhcare provider that is looking for an EHR that meets their needs. Dr. Lischner is a practicing psychiatrist, co-founder and CEO of the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle, a 25+ provider group practice. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Washington, David completed his internship at the University of Pennsylvania and then returned to the University of Washington for specialty training in psychiatry. David is CEO of and spokesperson for Valant, an EMR software solution designed for behavioral healthcare professionals.
Our in depth discussion with Dr. Darrin Hanna and David Ballenberger, MSW of Next Step Solutions: a software organization that is heavy on development and light on marketing agendas.
NextStep™ has developed a digital pen system and embedded artificial intelligence into their EHR. Sounds unbelievable right? A science fiction movie, maybe? We saw it action at their office and while we visited several of their clients. NextStep™ has clients across the United States using their award-winning software for behavioral health private practices, research clinics, residential programs, outpatient agencies and state hospitals. It was a pleasure to sit down with Dr. Darrin Hanna and David Ballenberger, MSW to discuss their product, their organization, and what the future holds for behavioral health technology.
Please enjoy the full article and their bio's here.
Paul J. Fowler, RT, LRT began his x-ray career in 1978 after graduating, with high honors, from Albany Memorial Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Fowler founded Specialty Portable X-Ray, Inc. During the 35 year history, SPX has initiated many major changes in the portable x-ray industry. Innovating and adapting to new technologies as soon as they emerged has kept Specialty Portable x-ray at the forefront of the x-ray industry.
In 1990, Specialty Portable X-Ray was the first to design and offer mobile developing units
In 1993, Specialty Portable X-Ray was the first company to combine mobile film developing with teleradiology
In 2000, Speciality Portable X-Ray was the first portable x-ray provider to invest in and utilize CR (computer radiology)
In 2010, Specialty Portable X-Ray went 100% direct-digital capture taking advantage of the reliability and speed of the internet.
In 2011, Specialty Portable X-Ray began providing emergency exam results within minutes of completed exams.
In 2014, Specialty Portable X-Ray unveils its custom EHR (electronic health records) software
Specialty Portable X-Ray Inc.
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