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How Providers Can Lower Costs and Improve Patient Care Using Evidence Based Medicine

How Providers Can Lower Costs and Improve Patient Care Using Evidence Based MedicineAn Oracle White Paper.
This White Paper provides an Information Technology approach that can deliver the situational awareness and decision support necessary for the healthcare industry reform movement to meet the challenges and opportunities faced by a country with the greatest healthcare infrastructure and largest expenditures in the world to deliver more effective care delivery across a broader patient community. Read more...

White Paper: Towards a Healthier Europe

White Paper: Towards a Healthier EuropeHow innovations in eHealth can improve medical care, increase efficiency, and create new jobs.
Developed economies are already finding it hard to maintain standards of healthcare on existing budgets. Now payers are facing a huge dose of extra cost as, building on advances in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, imaging, diagnostics and other fields, medical technology is delivering the potential for new treatments and diagnostics. Read more...

White Paper - Electronic Time Stamps

White Paper - Electronic Time StampsThe present White Paper describes the legal framework conditions and technical requirements for the creation of electronic time stamps and also examines the differences between qualified and non-qualified time stamps, for differentiation purposes termed "other time stamps" below. Read more...

Electronic Prescribing: Building, Deploying and Using E-prescribing to Save Lives and Save Money

Electronic Prescribing: Building, Deploying and Using E-prescribing to Save Lives and Save MoneyOver the past 150 years, the advancements in medicine, public health and the delivery of care have been nothing short of breathtaking. We routinely achieve feats that were virtually unthinkable even a generation ago. But one facet persists: paper. We have yet to find a way to move beyond paper record keeping. However, electronic prescribing (eprescribing) is a technology whose time has come. Read more...

Creating Regional and National Electronic Health Records with InterSystems HealthShare

Creating Regional and National Electronic Health Records with InterSystems HealthShareAround the world, healthcare delivery systems are increasingly focused on creating regional and national Electronic Health Records (EHR). The sharing of clinical information increases the accessibility of important health information, can reduce costs through elimination of duplicate tests and prescriptions, and most importantly, improves the quality of care. The availability of such information in emergency situations can literally save lives. Read more...

Connected Personal Health in 2015: "Getting it Right!"

Connected Personal Health in 2015: This Vision Paper is a creative synthesis of many ambitious ideas about possible developments in the field of telehealth. These imaginative glimpses of telehealth futures, crafted by some of the leading health and technology experts in the field, project a fascinating new world of personal health possibilities that could become very real within the next few years. Read more...

Electronic Health Records: A Global Perspective White Paper

Electronic Health Records: A Global Perspective White PaperA Work Product of the HIMSS Enterprise Systems Steering Committee and the Global Enterprise Task Force
Healthcare information technology (IT) is a sleeping giant. Although healthcare budgets contribute to the bulk of worldwide industrialized government spending, healthcare IT lags far behind the technological capabilities of other global businesses including banking, telecommunications and the media. Read more...

The Critical Role of Integrated Patient Information in the Delivery of High Quality Healthcare

The Critical Role of Integrated Patient Information in the Delivery of High Quality HealthcaredbMotion is a premier provider of healthcare information integration software that facilitates interoperability and health information exchange (HIE) for health information networks and integrated healthcare delivery systems. The service oriented architecture (SOA) based dbMotion™ Solution gives caregivers and information systems secure access to an integrated patient record composed from the patient's medical data maintained at facilities that are otherwise unconnected or have no common technology through which to share data, without replacement of existing information systems. Read more...

Connected Health Framework Architecture and Design Blueprint White Paper

Connected Health Framework Architecture and Design Blueprint White PaperTo encourage the creation of health information networks that serve the broadest range of healthcare needs, Microsoft has developed a guideline for eHealth software solutions called the Connected Health Framework Architecture and Design Blueprint. The Connected Health Framework is an architectural approach to developing health information networks with common business and technical design definitions for public and private organizations. Read more...