Tuesday, August 28, 2007

AHRQ National Resource Center for Health IT

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services) has established a National Resource Center for Health Information Technology. While US focused, it contains many articles, resources and toolkits that can be adapted to many jurisdictions. I particularly like their Privacy and Security Toolkit and "Emerging Lessons" pages for CPOE, EMR/EHR, Health Information Exchange, and Health IT in Small and Rural Communities.

Its an excellent site that appears to present a balanced view of many eHealth opportunities and issues.

1 comment:

Michael Martineau said...

As an industry analyst I am constantly scanning the literature for various items related to eHealth use and adoption. When I find items that I think may be of interest to readers of this blog I will share them. My first item to share is a recent survey of CHIME (College of Healthcare Management Executives) members regarding Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE). In a similar 2005 survey, one in four survey respondents indicated they had implemented a CPOE system. This year, that number nearly doubled, with 49% of respondents stating they had implemented CPOE at their facilities.

Additional statistics of interest include:

- 17% of CHIME members this year indicated they are implementing CPOE systems.

- 18% reported that their hospital is currently in the process of selecting a CPOE system.

- 16% responded that CPOE technology is not applicable to their organization.

Michael Martineau
eHealth Practice Lead
Branham Group Inc.