Tuesday, December 22, 2009

What is an EMR?

An EMR (Electronic Medical Record) is a secure, electronic record of your medical history, stored and shared in a network of connected systems. An EMR will give you the opportunity to look at your health information using a computer. The EMR will bring key health information from a number of different systems together and present it in a single view.

Information in the EMR will be able to be accessed by you and your authorised healthcare providers. With this information available to them, healthcare providers will be able to make better decisions about your health and treatment advice. Over time you will be able to contribute to your own information and add to the recorded information stored in your EMR

The EMR will not hold all the information held in your doctor's records but will complement it by highlighting key information. In the future, as the EMR becomes more widely available, you will be able to access your own health information anytime you need it and from anywhere in UiTM environment.

(Source: http://www.nehta.gov.au/coordinated-care/whats-in-iehr)


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Sweden’s Largest Hospital Targets Improved Patient Care With Cisco Technology

Gartner Data Center Summit, Amsterdam, and Stockholm, Sweden, November 30, 2005 – Cisco Systems today announced that Karolinska University Hospital - Sweden’s largest - is deploying a Cisco Medical-Grade Network solution to help improve healthcare services delivered to patients and streamline IT management. Karolinska, in Stockholm, expects realise significant savings by using Cisco technology to help hospital doctors and home-based medical specialists share patient information quickly and with a high degree of security, making diagnosis and treatment faster and more efficient.

The project is the first step by the hospital toward a Cisco Data Center Network Architecture as it aims to consolidate four data centers – resulting from the merger of two hospitals in Stockholm– into two data centers, one of which will be used for business continuity. Cisco storage area network (SAN) technology will help the hospital manage huge amounts of data more efficiently. The Cisco eRadiology solution using the storage area network is expected to enable 100Gigabytes of data a week, from the radiology department alone, to be stored and easily accessed for several months instead of days before being archived.