Health Information Management

EMRs make the top 10 technology watch list for hospital c-suite executives in 2009

HIM-HIPAA Insider, May 19, 2009

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On May 4, the ECRI Institute®, an independent nonprofit organization that researches the best ways to improve patient care, released its top 10 list of health technologies for hospital c-suite executives for 2009. EMRs topped the list, along with several other technologies, including:

  • Ultrahigh-field-strength MRI and premium performance CT
  • Physician preference items
  • Robotic-assisted systems for surgery and endovascular catheterization:
  • Radiation oncology
  • Radio-frequency identification technology
  • Alarm integration technologies
  • Hybrid operating rooms
  • Therapeutic hypothermia after heart attack, stroke, spinal cord injury
  • Rapid tests for deadly infections

ECRI provides a free downloadable white paper that details an overview and perspectives on the study. In it, ECRI states "Hospital chief information officers and administrators must figure out which of the myriad IT projects they need to accomplish to prepare for EMR implementation or to continue along the adoption path if they’ve already begun."

For more information, view ECRI’s press release.

 



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