this field is a multidisciplinary in its nature it integrates statistical anlysis, biology,information technology, medicine and electronics. compared to other technologies evolved or present, medical domain is highly complicated it involves lot of understanding about the human system and all machines designed need to act accordingly this where information technology plays an important role to enhance biomedical technologies.
Susan, I do agreaing that in Europe the EMR system is adopted by many countries and government agencies are actively participating for the monitoring purposes. Since all this europian countries are geographically located within a continent, we cannot say that it is accepted globally. There are many other countries across the globe and if atleast 5-10 countries across different parts of the world adopting the same system, then we can say it is accepted globally. Other wise we have to consider it as locally with in European countries. Any way I don’t like to have a controversial talk regarding this
Electronics and Computer introduction brought a revolution in health informatics. Bio-Medical playing a significant role in this area. Still there is so much to except like EMR (Electronic medical record) maintainability, Telemedicine full implementation, Knowledge management - overview of latest medical journals.
I like the idea of having intelligence with your medical record. How to get that stage is the real challenge. Nowadays there are so many investments to link your medical record across hospitals so that doctors do not have to prescribe redundant or harmful treatment for the patients. That alone requires many years to accomplish. Using the data intelligently for your health maybe our future where as patients are monitored at their homes and their status is transmitted to the doctors or even their families.
Susan, What you said is correct; some of the European countries already adopted and maintaining the EMR system in a good way. They had adopted this mechanism voluntary, as a part of process enhancement. That is the only option available right now and once if health department makes it mandatory or compulsory for all hospitals, then we can say that it’s a widely accepted system. Why am telling is, if any of the government department wants to implement a particular system, surely they go for a detailed and deep study with pros and consequence. After that only they recommend for the same and everybody can avail the benefits. If it is voluntary, then they may think of only their own convenience and benefits, not much worried of others.
More than just a few countries have successfully adopted EMRs in Europe since many years ago. In Europe there is a high percentage and level of adoption. In September, the HIMSS awarded some European hospitals for their EMRs adoption model. There is an EMRs adoption model and the HIMSS has published articles about this.
Exaggerating in this kind of conversation might confuse someone who could think that what you are saying is what it is and not only an exaggeration.
For a person suffering from a terminal disease, for instance, looking for as many opinions as he can and submitting himself to as many tests as he can is a matter of trying to desperately save his life. I don't think a person in this situation would like to be thought as an hypochondriac.
We really have to be careful with the words we use when we are discussing healthcare topics. Someone might be hurt and we never know who is reading our posts.
Susan, "Some of the systems like generic structure of an EMR for information interchange is yet to be accepted, internationally." What I meant is that only few developed countries adopted this mechanism of medical health record keeping by there owm initiative. More over WHO or any other international health related organizations had not come up with any such standards or guide lines. Only few developed countries are following as such.
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