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The UNHIN WILL HELP PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 3 – GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

The UNHIN WILL HELP PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 3 – GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

In 2015, all United Nations (UN) Member States adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030. The SDGs are a call to action by all countries – poor, rich, middle-income – to work towards the future we want for our planet. These […]

How the UNHIN can impact the Department of Veteran Affairs

How the UNHIN can impact the Department of Veteran Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs (DOVA) includes the largest health system in the United States and the second largest agency in the federal government. Yet, they face the greatest problems. One of the major issues with the VA system is the lack of sophisticated technology. Electronic health records are particularly crucial for optimizing the health […]

Driving Patient Engagement with the Universal Health Information Network (UNHIN)

Driving Patient Engagement with the Universal Health Information Network (UNHIN)

Patient engagement is a crucial element in population health management and involves encouraging patients to take an active role in improving their health. In order to better engage patients, not only do providers need to administer care during patient visits, but also in between (IHTT, 2012). Collaboration with patients motivates them to better take care […]

Implementing Open Source Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems for Hospitals in Developing and Underprivileged Areas

Implementing Open Source Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems for Hospitals in Developing and Underprivileged Areas

EHRs hold the promise of making it easier to capture, access and use health information for both patients and physicians. In practice, EHRs are failing to deliver this goal and present several challenges. Even with all the advancements in today’s information age, patients don’t have ready access to their health information. People with healthcare needs […]

A Fresh Approach to providing Universal Electronic Health Records

A Fresh Approach to providing Universal Electronic Health Records

Collecting, securing, managing and making effective use of health information remains a problem globally. While this applies to every aspect of healthcare, including drug production, clinical research and trials, analysis of treatments, identification of health trends, etc., it is most visible for electronic health records (EHR). EHRs hold the promise of making it easier to […]

Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) are an emerging global trend in the delivery of health care

Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) are an emerging global trend in the delivery of health care

As health care facilities that provide same-day surgical care, Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) are an emerging global trend in the delivery of health care. With many states newly adopting the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program that calls for a 25% reduction in hospital visits over 5 years, this trend is positioned to continue […]