An Israeli Prescription for American Health Care

Gillick, Jeremy
March 2009
Moment Magazine;Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p23
The article reports that a number of lessons can be learnt by the U.S. from Israel regarding electronic medical records (EMR) inplementation. According to a research by Dr. Steven Simon, a professor at Harvard Medical School, EMRs are used by every single physician in Israel. It discusses the obstacles that are being faced by the U.S. health care system in its transition to EMRs.


Related Articles

  • Google offers sneak peak of electronic records initiative. Paul, Reid // Drug Topics;4/14/2008, Vol. 152 Issue 5, p52 

    The article reviews several web sites on medical records including www.ivans.com, www.epocrates.com and www.getrxconnected.com.

  • Electronic health records critical to effective reporting of quality measures says ACP.  // Healthcare Purchasing News;Jun2010, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p52 

    The article discusses a report issued by the American College of Physicians (ACP) which stresses the importance of using electronic health records as the basis for healthcare quality measurement systems.

  • Record Connection. Walter, Jonathan // Governing;Apr2011, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p50 

    The article focuses on the plan of medical facilities in the U.S. to adopt the electronic health records (EHRs). It states that the plan is part of all-out attempt to both improve interactions between all players on the health-care front, from pharmacies and laboratories and to enhance health...

  • Comprehensive approach. Restuccia, Mike // Modern Healthcare;7/5/2010, Vol. 40 Issue 27, pC4 

    The article presents a case study of the ambulatory electronic medical record (EMR) of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. It describes the features of the EMR such as clinical documentation, physician ordering, and data reporting. It notes how the EMR was developed as well as the...

  • Steps to implementing an electronic record.  // Same-Day Surgery;Nov2008, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p115 

    The article presents the author's insight which concerns the implementation of an electronic medical record (EMR) system.

  • 3 lessons learned about adopting EMRs.  // Same-Day Surgery;Nov2008, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p116 

    The article discusses the lessons learned by Melodee Moncrief in the implementation of an electronic medical records (EMRs) at Big Creek Surgery Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

  • Introduction of shared electronic records: multi-site case study using diffusion of innovation theory. Greenhalgh, Trisha; Stramer, Katja; Bratan, Tanja; Byrne, Emma; Mohammad, Yara; Russell, Jill // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/1/2008, Vol. 337 Issue 7677, p1040 

    Objective To explore the introduction of a centrally stored, shared electronic patient record (the summary care record (SCR)) in England and draw wider lessons about the implementation of large scale information technology projects in health care. Design Multi-site, mixed method case study...

  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: the great enabler?  // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;Nov2008 MD Lounge, Vol. 179, p6 

    The article focuses on the electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) system in Dalhousie University Medical School in Canada. It states that EMR helps students to generate a referral letter that clearly provides the consultant's requirements as well as the information he...

  • ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS. Buell, John M. // Healthcare Executive;Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p8 

    The article explores the benefits of the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) in the U.S. According to a study by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the use of EHRs is gaining popularity. Healthcare executives revealed that EHRs is part of their strategic...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics