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Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS)

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CPHIMSCPHIMS is a professional certification program for healthcare information and management systems professionals. Individuals who meet eligibility criteria and successfully complete the CPHIMS exam are designated a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS).The CPHIMS credential provides both internal and external rewards. It is a mechanism to validate your skill, knowledge and abilities.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 September 2011 15:51 ) Read more...

WHONET - Microbiology Laboratory Database Software

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WHOWHONET 5 is a database software for the management of microbiology laboratory test results.

The principal goals of the software are:

  • to enhance local use of laboratory data; and
  • to promote collaboration through the exchange of data between centres.

The software was developed for the management of routine laboratory results but has also been used for research studies.  Software development has focused on data analysis, particularly of the results of antimicrobial susceptibility testing.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 January 2009 00:04 ) Read more...

Use of and attitudes to a hospital information system by medical secretaries, nurses and physicians.

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HMIS PlanMost hospitals keep and update their paper-based medical records after introducing an electronic medical record or a hospital information system (HIS). This case report describes a HIS in a hospital where the paper-based medical records are scanned and eliminated. To evaluate the HIS comprehensively, the perspectives of medical secretaries and nurses are described as well as that of physicians.
Last Updated ( Friday, 09 January 2009 03:37 ) Read more...

Learning Information Seeking and Technology for Evidence-based Nursing practice

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Listen ProjectNurses with good information literacy competencies are able to provide evidence-based nursing practice resulting in positive patient outcomes. Most nurses, however, do not possess necessary attitudes, knowledge, and skills in information technology, nursing informatics, and information literacy.

Patients, and patient care, suffer!
Employers suffer!
Nurses suffer!

Last Updated ( Friday, 09 January 2009 03:36 ) Read more...

Help develop an open source ECG solution

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Open Ecg ProjectThe openECGproject is an online community conceived around a simple, but challenging and worthy goal - to develop an open source hardware and software solution for electrocardiography. This is essentially a playground designed for people of different backgrounds to put their minds together and create something that could make a difference in this world. It started as an itch that needed scratching, so Dr. Ivor Kovic (external link) initiated this community with high hopes that people who can make this vision come true will join and contribute to the project.

Last Updated ( Friday, 09 January 2009 03:36 ) Read more...

Personal Health Card Design prototypes

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HealthcardA nice collection of health card prototypes from Health jam, by Juhan Sonin.


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 January 2009 22:05 ) Read more...

Open source electronic health record (EHR) testing framework.

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laikaLaika analyzes and reports on the interoperability capabilities of EHR systems. This includes the testing for certification of EHR software products and networks. To support EHR data interoperability testing, Laika is designed to verify the input and output of EHR data against the standards and criteria identified by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHITsm). Laika will be used by the Certification Commission to perform part of the interoperability certification inspection of EHRs in 2008. Laika provides an "interoperability report card" of a candidate EHR system. This analysis will assist health information technology vendors seeking certification, the Certification Commission's certification program staff, and the United States healthcare providers selecting CCHIT Certifiedsm EHRs.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 January 2009 22:04 ) Read more...

Arab Health 2009

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Arab Health 2009The Arab Health exhibition and congress is the region's premier event for the Middle East bringing healthcare manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers and distributors together with some of the most important and influential decision-makers in the Arab world.

Established over three decades ago, the exhibition is generally viewed as a must attend global event in the healthcare calendar and offers an ideal environment for companies to showcase their products in one of the fastest growing and most lucrative healthcare markets in the world.

Arab Health has grown substantially over the last few years and the 2008 edition occupied the entire Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, covering more than 60,000sqm of gross space and is considered as the largest facility in the Middle East to host large-scale international events. The 2008 edition of Arab Health Exhibition showcased products and services by more than 2200 exhibitors representing over 65 countries and attracting more than 45,000 participating healthcare professionals from all over the world.

Arab Health also features the world’s largest and most comprehensive conferences programme – Arab Health Congress. The 2008 Congress featured 18 internationally accredited conferences, addressed by 400 eminent and internationally acclaimed speakers and hosting more than 5,500 delegates and conference attendees.

With its line up of innovative educational activities, such as free accredited education and strategic tie ups with regional institutes, Arab Health leads the way in delivering the best interactive opportunities to the show participants and an ideal B2B environment to the audiences.

The Arab Health exhibition delivers to exhibitors the right balance between dealers and distributors, senior decision makers and end users. Arab Health is the business destination of choice for the Middle East Market estimated to be close to $100 billion per year. Due to the huge increase in the expatriate population it is also one of the fastest growing regions with an estimated annual growth of 16%.

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 January 2009 04:29 )

Visual clinical decision support

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Visual clinical decision supportThe VisualDx software system is an innovative, dual use approach for early detection, disease reporting, and improving your frontline clinicians’ response to emerging infectious disease, conditions potentially caused by terrorist acts, and other public health incidents. Designed for public health, emergency, and primary care clinicians, the VisualDx clinical decision support system merges medical images with clinical information to guide diagnosis, treatment, and management of visually diagnosable disease.
Last Updated ( Monday, 27 October 2008 18:31 ) Read more...

Informatics and Clinical Decision Support

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Clinical Decision SupportThe volume of information involved in healthcare is growing at lightning speed, and this tremendous growth has created a serious gap between knowledge and clinical practice that experts say could be narrowed with the use of information technology (IT). According to the American Medical Informatics Association, "informatics has to do with all aspects of understanding and promoting the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information in healthcare." IT facilitates the transfer of data about appropriate drugs, specific diseases, and patient characteristics so that it can be easily accessed and used at the point of care.

Not only can informatics streamline processes in healthcare, but it also has the potential to improve patient outcomes. According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), about 1 medication error occurs per hospital patient per day. Roughly 530,000 preventable adverse drug events occur in outpatient Medicare patients each year, and 800,000 such events take place yearly in the long-term care setting. Of all the steps in the medication use process, the areas most frequently associated with errors are prescribing and administration

Last Updated ( Saturday, 26 July 2008 18:09 ) Read more...
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