Automating the Operating Suite Processes

The OT module maintains record of the Operations undergone by the patient. It maintains the name of the surgeon / consultant performing the operation, details of anesthesia, actual consumables, equipment used and any exclusive products ordered for the patient. This module has the ability to manage Operating Theatres from scheduling of operations to tracking of […]
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Clinical Decision Support Systems

CDS Clinical decision support has been defined broadly as “providing clinicians or patients with clinical knowledge  to enhance patient care.” This includes not only the familiar reactive alerts and reminders (such as alerts for drug allergies and interactions), but also many other intervention types, including structured order forms that promote correct entries, pick lists and […]
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Electronic Prescription- Levels, Features and Benefits

 Electronic Prescription or e-Pharmacy is a new term being used these days Biomed Middle East’s  Editorial Looks at the very basics of Electronic Prescription, its usage and practices.  What is Electronic Prescription? Electronic prescribing refers to the use of computing devices to enter, modify, review, and output or communicate drug prescriptions. In a basic electronic […]
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Medical Alert service for senior citizens by Philips

Royal Philips Electronics introduced Lifeline with AutoAlert, an enhanced medical alert service. This integrated solution offers an added layer of protection by combining the industry-leading Philips Lifeline medical alert service with automatic fall detection capabilities. Lifeline with AutoAlert features the only pendant-style help button that can automatically call for help if a fall is detected […]
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Institute of safe medication practices develops guidelines for CPOE standards

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices has developed a set of guidelines aimed at helping providers create drug-prescribing standards for their computerized physician order entry systems. The guidelines, according to a news release, will address drug-safety problems that hospitals and other providers often encounter. They will allow providers to set well-defined prescribing standards for common […]
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CaseHx for Apple iPhone & iPod Touch

Case Hx is an application for iPhone and iPod Touch which facilitates easy capture of Clinical case history and physical examination notes by the physician on his phone. The features of this app are:  •Case History offers a clear structured and systematic approach to history taking. It is absolutely critical to get well versed with […]
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Critical Success Factors for HMIS implementation

The  top management should focus attention on the Critical Success Factors (CSFs) and seriously consider them before any major HMIS implementation exercise is undertaken.  In other words, management should try to position the organization to be ready for HMIS technology adoption. More particularly, management must pay attention to those factors that are likely barriers or […]
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Programs to test and certify EHR

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology,U.S.  has officially published a proposed rule establishing two certification programs–one temporary and the other permanent–to test and certify electronic health records. The proposed rule describes how an organization would become an “ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body” under the temporary program. An organization would submit an […]
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Hyland Software Inc. acquires eWebHealth

Document imaging and management vendor Hyland Software Inc. has acquired rival eWebHealth for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition increases Hyland presence in the health care market and brings enhanced expertise in the areas of coding and revenue cycle workflow solutions, according to the companies. Reading, Mass-based eWebHealth serves nearly 100 small and mid-size hospitals. Westlake, […]
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CCHIT Updates Certification Programs To New HHS Rules

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) has announced that both of its electronic health record (EHR) technology certification programs will be updated to conform to the Interim Final Rule (IFR) recently released by Health and Human Services (HHS). The Interim Final Rule (IFR) entitled “Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, […]
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Drug Distribution System

Pharmacy services in a hospital can be defined as ‘Premises licensed for the retail sale or supply to the hospital outpatient department and/or inpatient areas of drugs which have  qualified licensed persons & indulge in compounding of drugs’ The obvious roles and responsibilities of a pharmacy department are demand estimation , compounding and manufacturing of […]
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Evidence Based Medicine

Article By Dr. Ranjeeta For Biomedme.com The term evidence based medicine is widely credited to have been coined by Dr. David Eddy of Kaiser Permanente. It is believed that its philosophical base dates back to the post-revolutionary France and may have origins in China, B.C. Evidence Based Medicine has been defined by Dr. David Sackett […]
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Bill expands EHR incentives to hospital outpatient doctors

The Senate Finance Committee today released the draft of a jobs bill that that removes a ban against physicians in hospital-based outpatient clinics from participating in the health IT incentives in the HITECH Act. Among its proposals, the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act would allow physicians who practice in outpatient or walk-in clinics […]
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