Navigation Links
Collaborate and Converse on HIMSS E-Prescribing Wiki
Date:1/30/2009

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society offers new tool to foster information sharing on e-prescribing

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 30, 2009 -- With e-prescribing recognized as a vital component to improving the delivery of healthcare, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) launched the HIMSS E-Prescribing wiki. The work of the HIMSS e-Prescribing Task Force, the wiki's development was led by volunteer Chairperson Patricia Hale, MD, PhD, FACP Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College and Deputy Director of the Office of Health Information Technology Transformation, New York State Department of Health.

Available at http://himsseprescribingwiki.pbwiki.com, the wiki is the central source for the dynamic exchange of lessons learned and sharing of metrics from use of e-prescribing. Physicians, pharmacists and anyone supporting the adoption and use of e-prescribing can find valuable information resources on the wiki as clinicians provide their own personal perspective on this technology application.

"HIMSS and our E-Prescribing Task Force are excited to introduce this wiki to the healthcare and e-prescribing communities because it offers all of us a valuable tool to share our experiences and collaborate on lessons learned with e-prescribing," said Dr. Hale. Dr. Hale is also the author of Electronic Prescribing for the Medical Practice: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask. "The wiki is an interactive resource that will enrich and expand the knowledge of its users."

The HIMSS E-Prescribing Wiki includes an interactive discussion forum where users can introduce a new or participate in a current conversation on e-prescribing. The wiki also offers recent industry updates; case studies; a "tools" section with a tip sheet series, podcasts and white papers; pilot project results; books and other references; upcoming programs; and presentation materials for e-prescribing programs.

As background on the use of e-prescribing, Medicare's E-Prescribing Incentive Program may encourage more physicians to migrate from paper-based prescriptions to e-prescribing. Generally, to be a successful e-prescriber in 2009, an eligible professional must report the e-prescribing quality measure on at least 50 percent of applicable cases during the reporting year. The documents on incentive program page in the link above provide definitions and details on what a quality measure is and how physicians can qualify for reimbursement according to the guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

"The HIMSS E-Prescribing Wiki introduces a central, dynamic single source for our members, and the industry, to share lessons learned to alleviate confusion and eliminate rework in implementing and utilizing e-prescribing," said David Collins, MHA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS HIMSS director of health information systems. "The power of this collaborative effort far exceeds any one individual effort at harnessing the power of e-prescribing to improve patient safety, quality, and provider efficiencies."

Visit http://himsseprescribingwiki.pbwiki.com to access the HIMSS E-Prescribing Wiki.
What is the purpose of a wiki? A wiki is a kind of free-form website that is easy to edit. Any visitor with the site's password can edit any page on the site. Wikis can be made public to allow anyone to read a wiki, while still restricting editing to those who know the wiki's password. Edits are done in plain text and don't require learning fancy or complex codes like HTML. Just start typing! It's also easy to create new pages and make links to pages you've already made. Source: PBwiki

About HIMSS
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded in 1961 with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Brussels, Singapore, and other locations across the United States and the globe, HIMSS represents more than 20,000 individual members and over 350 corporate members that collectively represent organizations employing millions of people. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare public policy and industry practices through its advocacy, educational and professional development initiatives designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to ensuring quality patient care.

For more information, contact:
Joyce Lofstrom/HIMSS
312-915-9237

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/HIMSS/E-Prescribing-Wiki/prweb1940364.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Recovery Resources Collaborates with Two Nonprofit Agencies for Children of Alcoholics Outreach Program
2. MU researchers to collaborate on $20 million project
3. AHRQ and FDA to Collaborate in Largest Study Ever of Possible Heart Risks with ADHD Medications
4. The American Pain Foundation (APF) and The HealthCentral Network Collaborate to Develop Enhanced Internet Resources for People with Pain
5. EHRVA Members Collaborate to Demonstrate Interoperability Success at NCHICA
6. Rosecrance and Chicagos Department of Environment Collaborate to Help Families Dispose of Unwanted Medicines and Drugs
7. CIDM Collaborates With World Congress to Advance Dialog on Online Provider Networks at WHIT 3.0
8. Free Access to Literature Data on Chagas Disease Offered Online: Collaborative Drug Discovery, Inc. provides Neglected Disease researchers with archive mine and collaborate access to small molecule bioactivity SAR data on parasitic disease
9. SAIC to Collaborate with UK Biometrics Institute
10. General Motors, Virginia Tech scientists collaborate to advance neuroinformatics
11. ThalesNano Inc. and the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Microwave Chemistry in Graz, Austria Collaborate on Flow Chemistry Technologies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Collaborate and Converse on HIMSS E-Prescribing Wiki
(Date:5/2/2016)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... The ... a time to honor the civilian nurses that care for its uniformed service members, ... signed a proclamation in 1974 designating May 6th through May 12th National Nurses Week. ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... In honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports ... who share their fitness journey on social media. , The foot care company, ... a $100 product voucher each week during May to one winner. , “Whether the ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Over $60 Billion is spent annually on products for our ... product review site for Toys, Tots, Pets & More (TTPM) announced the 15 winners ... at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. , Chosen from a field of ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... Further establishing ... to announce that the new WHIMZEES Variety Value Boxes were selected from over 1,000 ... Product Showcase Award. , WHIMZEES natural dental chews for dogs are a favorite ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... ... World Ultimate & Guts Championship (WUGC) Mixed roster was announced in February and Chris Mazur, ... being held in London, England this year from June 18-25. At the last WUGC in ... the women’s masters division, and a silver in the women’s division, so Mazur hopes to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/2/2016)... , May 2, 2016  Deerfield announced today ... of Graybug Vision, Inc. Graybug Vision is an ... that may transform care for ocular diseases including ... Vision,s technology was first developed at Johns Hopkins ... startup venture. Graybug Vision is ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... 2016 The global  ultrasound ... billion by 2024, according to a new report ... of the sonography market include expanding applications of ... for periodic ultrasound screenings of the breast for ... ) High Intensity Focused Ultrasound ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... New Jersey , April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Software Suite for Life Sciences, Product Development Capabilities ... Global Life Science Customer Base . ... solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of Skura ... a global leader in adaptive sales enablement technology ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: