Some EMR Website Links
Definition of Electronic Medical Records (Wikipedia) is a nice introduction to what an EMR is, and also the confusion between that and Electronic Health Records. I will be writing an in depth piece with my views on this terminology divide in due course.
Google News on Electronic Medical Records is a great way to keep up to date with all you Electronic Medical Records news. You can subscribe to it via an RSS reader, such as Pluck (my favourite), or on your My Yahoo/MSN/Google page if you use one of those. You can also subscribe to other Google news streams such as Health Information Technology, or Soccer, or whatever floats your boat, really. Of course, I will be checking these news streams regularly myself and then bringing any interesting EMR related news to attention in this blog, with my commentary (and you can subscribe to My RSS Feed for that too). You have been warned!
EMR and HIPAA is a great Weblog discussing EMR news stories, vendors, implementation ideas and Health Information Technology in general. I do hope that the blog owner does not feel I am encroaching on their EMR turf! Just kidding, I'm sure we can co-exist peacefully, and even complement each other in terms of differing content. At the moment that blog is commenting on 50 reasons to get an EMR, currently on 1 through 13, and it's definitely worth a read.
A Physician's Electronic Medical Records Implementation Diary by a Family Physician practicing in Toronto, Ontario, is an interesting look into the trials and tribulations of implementing an EMR system. If you are currently thinking about purchasing and implementing EMR software, I would definitely recommend reading this blog from the start to take on some of their lessons learned.
That's all for now. I will be back in the not too distant future with some real EMR content! Stay tuned...