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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Electronic Health Record (EHR) information resources on the NET

By PJ Grier, Outreach and Access Coordinator, NN/LM, SE/A Region

Do you want quick access to published literature on EHRs? If you answered yes, then there is a readily available PubMed search accessible from the main landing page under Topic Specific Queries. Tweak the search with limits as needed, run it, and if satisfied, insert it into your NCBI account as a “named” saved search for future use. Though not a MeSH heading, a suggestion is to incorporate the term “app” to the search to yield results that include mobile, clinical, and consumer “app” technologies.

Due to institutional adoptions of EHRs, you may need to keep current with news of the latest trends.  Below is a generalized list of resources culled from the Internet.  The list is updated frequently as it is also used in the NN/LM SE/A class – Breaking an EHR-S: a sandbox workshop.

Some resources are blogs, some serve as news “re-collection” repositories, others offer candid opinions on various facets of EHRs and the broader healthcare information technology (HIT) movement, and several are government maintained.

Let me know what you think of the resources, as feedback is always useful.

  •  How do I select an EHR vendor?
    A government sponsored site explaining the vendor assessment process for physician practices and referral to Regional Extension Centers (RECs) for additional assistance.
  • HealthIT
    A comprehensive government site powered for policy researchers, implementers, healthcare providers and patients
  • The healthcare blog
    Contains posts by influential bloggers from across healthcare, featuring pieces at the center of stories transforming the field.  Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, this blog tracks the implications of the landmark legislation, with attention paid to the healthcare startup scene and new technologies.
  • EMR reviews
    Reviews on EHRs, plus their pricing, videos, meaningful use and big data
  • InformationWeek Healthcare
    One of the most trusted information networks for addressing mission critical business and technology content.
  • HealthcareFinance News
    This source provides comprehensive coverage of the financial challenges faced by healthcare providers and payers in light of healthcare costs, regulatory developments, and diminishing reimbursements.
  • Healthcare Technology Review
    Comprehensive information, reviews, ratings and news on today’s leading healthcare technologies, with a special focus on Electronic Medical Records.
  • Informatics for Consumer Health (journal articles)
    A joint government agency resource containing both evidenced-based and theoretical content gathered by experts, government partners, and experienced stakeholders.
  • SearchHealthIT – EHR Systems
    Information on EHR best practices, EHR selection, EHR implementation, and EHR certification.
  • EHR Intelligence
    EHRIntelligence is a leading online resource for the latest news and product information about Electronic Health Records and Electronic Medical Records.
  • Life as an Healthcare CIO
    John D. Halamka, MD is the Chief Information Officer for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His blog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

 

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Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

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