Boomers lead on personal health records
Personal health records have become a reality for millions of Americans, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference has heard.
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 […]
VA and Kaiser pilot record sharing
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Kaiser Permanente, two of the leading users of electronic health records in America, have announced a health information sharing partnership. The VA is the largest integrated health care system in the US, serving 5.4 million veterans out of seven million eligible current and former service members. The […]
Kaiser Permanente is making rapid progress with electronic health records. Jon Hoeksma reports.
Neil Versel looks at what Obama and McCain plan for healthcare IT in the US.
Kaiser signs up for Microsoft’s HealthVault
Kaiser Permanente, the largest US nonprofit health maintenance organisation, has announced it will participate in Microsoft’s personal health record initiative linking Kaiser’s existing My Health Manager system to the HealthVault platform. The partnership, announced Monday, will begin with a pilot project open to Kaiser’s 156,000 employees, which will run until November. Assuming the pilot is […]
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.
International spotlight on Wales’ health IT
Experts from around the world are to gather in Cardiff later this month for a conference focused on the development of health and information technology in Wales. The invitation-only conference, IAG 2007 on 20-21 September will be hosted by Informing Healthcare, the Welsh Assembly Government’s programme to improve patient care with the better use of information technology. […]
Patients need assurance on online health records
Patients need to be convinced that electronic personal health records (ePHRs) are safe and will benefit them, a group of leading academics have warned. The academics argue that although ePHRs, such as the UK’s HealthSpace, have huge potential patients have not yet been convinced and the business case is still to be established. They say […]
Neil Versel finds out what barriers still need to be overcome before electronic health record sharing becomes common between European countries.