Physicians must lead IT – Kaiser chief
Clinicians must become leaders in the IT revolution if it is to become a success, the head of US healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente has said.
Push me, pull you
Claire Read talks to the chief medical information officer and chief nursing information officer of a US healthcare provider; and finds they bring different but complimentary approaches to their roles.
Online access leads to increased usage
A US study has found that patients with online access to their health records and email communication with their doctors use significantly more health services than those without access.
Patient demands should drive PHRs
Patients value online transactional services above the ability to view their electronic medical record, think-tank 2020health has advised.
Kaiser makes personal records mobile
Kaiser Permanente has developed an Android application that allows patients to access its ‘my health manager’ electronic medical records and healthcare services.
More than half of Kaiser members use PHR
US healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente has achieved a 58% adoption rate for its electronic personal health record among eligible members.
NHS IT pros urged to ‘keep the faith’
The head of Kaiser Permanente’s Innovation Centre has urged NHS professionals engaged in health IT implementations to ‘keep the faith’, as the benefits to patient care are worth the effort.
Lamb sets out ideas for NHS and IT
Liberal Democrat shadow health secretary Norman Lamb has called for NHS Connecting for Health to be scrapped, the Care Records Service to be abandoned, and Choose and Book to be revamped as a simple online booking system. The MP has set out his proposals in a document, The NHS: a liberal blueprint, which the party […]
Kaiser Permanente is making rapid progress with electronic health records. Jon Hoeksma reports.
Microsoft gets serious about health
Dr Bill Crounse, MD, Microsoft’s senior worldwide director of health, tells E-Health Insider’s Jon Hoeksma, that health is Microsoft’s fastest growing specialist group.