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Patient’s role in the Success of EMRs

As part of our on-going series on Health IT, this week on Technology Today, we look at the patient’s role in the roll-out of electronic medical records systems. We’re polling our listeners asking if they believe implementing EMRs, as called for in the HITECH Act, improves the quality of or access to health care? We’ll discuss the results on the show – they may surprise you.

We’re joined by Nancy Fabozzi, Sr. Healthcare analyst at Frost & Sullivan and Dr. Arumani Manisundaram, Director of Connected Health for Adventist HealthCare who will share their thoughts on the value of electronic medical records for physicians and for patients.

Nancy Fabozzi, Sr. Healthcare Analyst, Frost & Sullivan

We’ll also look at the technology behind EMRs and how these new electronic systems will communicate with each other and with patient’s who will soon have the option (or perhaps mandate) to manage their own patient file in electronic form. We’ll discuss how patients can get used to what’s called electronic health records (EHRs) through freely available, online services such as Google Health.

If you’re wondering how making your patient file electronic will improve health care and lower costs, tune in to this episode – Thursday at 4PM Eastern on the VoiceAmerica Business network.

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September 29, 2010 - Posted by | Episode Descriptions

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