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Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 16th June, 2012.

June 16th, 2012 by davidmore
Here are a few I have come across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. ----- http://www.fierceemr.com/story/shared-ehrs-improve-coordination-after-hours-care/2012-06-05 Shared EHRs improve coordination of after-hours care June 5, 2012 | By Marla Durben Hirsch A shared electronic health record system between primary care practices and the after-hours providers they use is "extremely helpful" in maintaining continuity of patient information, according to a new study by the Center for Studying Health System Change, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Improving after-hours access to care would improve outcomes and at a lower cost than use of a hospital's emergency department. However, access to such care in the United States is "poor," according to the...

This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.
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