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 […]