HealthLeaders Media IT - May 29, 2007 | TEPR Tantrums
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TEPR Tantrums
Gary Baldwin, Technology Editor

The presentation was called "Getting Physician Buy-in." But TEPR Conference participant Tushar Shah, MD, a partner in a three-physician pediatric practice, wasn't buying. Shah went to last week's event in Dallas in search of an electronic medical record system for his small group, which is based in Abilene. He was one of one some 200-plus people who jammed into the session, which targeted small physician practices. [Read More]
Gary Baldwin
May 29, 2007
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'Laura' makes digital health coaching personal
"Laura" is a virtual health coach, asking questions of patients and responding empathetically and encouragingly to their answers. The creation is part of the growing attempt to build technology to help people stick to health regimens and increase the flow of information between healthcare providers and patients. [Read More]

Observers detect a pause in the drive for health IT
Some leaders of the health information technology movement are describing the current period as a timeout in the push for electronic health records and other elements of a paperless healthcare system, according to Government Health IT. "We are at a point where we have run out of adrenaline," said Scott Wallace, president and chief executive officer of the National Alliance for Health IT. [Read More]

South Africa: Health systems need to go online to improve efficiency
This Reuters story describes a nationwide EMR technology effort in South Africa. Here in the U.S., we sometimes forget that adoption of clinical IT is a worldwide challenge. [Read More]

Telemedicine network launches in Mumbai for workers on oil, gas platforms
Here's another international story describing a telemedicine program in Mumbai. Listen to learn more about a U.S. effort in international outreach through telemedicine. [Read More]

Tech-savvy hospitals outpace doctors with e-health records
This editorial in the Nashville Tennessean weighs in on the looming question: Who will drive EMR adoption? It's good to see this issue making its way from clinical IT think tanks to the public forum. [Read More]
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