Tag Archives: EHR

Patient Portals versus APIs for Patient Access to Healthcare Information


Back in November 2015, Health Data Management published an article called “Challenges Ahead for Portals”. This is an interesting article because it indirectly describes the effect of too much regulatory involvement in healthcare services delivery. http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/challenges-ahead-for-portals-51630-1.html In the article, Raj … Continue reading

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The Importance of Continuity of Patient Care


Healthcare Interconnectivity. We have it, don’t waste time trying to re-invent it. Continue reading

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Thinking of building a Healthcare “e-Hub”?


If you are thinking of developing a healthcare e-Hub, this is not something that can be designed on the back of an envelope and implemented in a few days, weeks or months. As usual, the devil is in the details … Continue reading

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Healthcare Coordination of Care has many moving parts


As with most things complex, the basics are pretty simple. Patient calls in/arrives, a Case is set up.  First things first – patients have one desire which is to get well, hospitals have scarce resources, doctors are busy. So, a … Continue reading

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Are healthcare cost increases inevitable?


“Healthcare costs will continue to rise until the entire system collapses under its own weight”. This doomsday scenario is certainly one possibility, but it is a “do-nothing” option. How about an approach that reduces costs at the same time as … Continue reading

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Basic BPM for Healthcare


Healthcare professionals have no difficulty understanding what a Case is and what a Best Practice protocol is. Ask any healthcare worker what Case Managers do and the answer will be “Well, they manage Cases”. A Case in healthcare is a … Continue reading

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So, you think you have achieved Continuity of Care?


No one doubts the importance of Continuity of Care in Medicine. ONC’s 45 CFR Part 160 Subpart C Final Rule includes a number of criteria (22 out of 44) that have a specific focus on Continuity of Care. 302a Drug-drug … Continue reading

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What is the real purpose of an EMR?


Ask anyone what the difference is between an EMR and EHR.  Chances are you will get mixed responses. EMR Defined My definition of an EMR is that it is a historical record of encounters or interventions where healthcare professionals can … Continue reading

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Coming soon to a place near you !


In healthcare, the long standing presumption has been that the patient has received an almost exclusive focus (i.e. fix this problem and the rest will take care of itself). It’s easy to understand how that has worked in a Fee-For-Service … Continue reading

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Workshop – 49th Symposium of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan


I will be doing a workshop on ‘Electronic Medical Records’  covering key benefits, challenges and opportunities attached to EMR. This workshop is a pre-symposium event for the 49th Symposium of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan. It is scheduled for … Continue reading

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