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Vol. 9 No. 21, October 10, 2012

Fact and Stats

The use of electronic health records (EHR) helped improve outcomes for diabetes patients, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study, published recently in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Specifically, the use of EHRs was associated with increases in medication, monitoring and risk-factor control among patients. It also led to greater improvements in patients with poorer control of their diabetes and lipids, the researchers found. The findings are the first to show that EHRs can help doctors to better target treatment changes and follow-up testing for diabetes patients.

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Source: Outpatient Electronic Health Records and the Clinical Care and Outcomes of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

Date: October 2, 2012

Around the World

eHealth Week 2013 Set to Come to Dublin during Ireland’s EU Presidency

Electronic Records, NBN Bring Better e-Health to Australia, Says iCare

Ghana: Health Ministry to Introduce e-Health Infrastructure Next Year

US: EHR Adoption Passes the Tipping Point

EU: New Strategy on the Use of Cloud Computing in Public and Business Sectors

News from Canada

Privacy Commissioner Highlights Need for Better Protection of Personal Information by Federal Departments and Agencies

Ontario Diabetes Registry – Doomed from the Start? - Commentary


Rate-your-MD Sites: "Basically, Patients Seem Relatively Happy with Their Doctors"

Autonomous Flying Robot with a Honey Bee Brain

Seven e-Health Tools to Get Patients Engaged

Healthcare Consumers’ Preferences around Health Information Exchange (PDF)

Industry Speak

TELUS Acquires KinLogix, Quebec’s Fastest-growing Cloud-based EMR Provider

Agfa HealthCare Launches SKINTELL Non-Invasive High-Definition Optical Coherence Tomography Solution

AirWatch Marks Monumental Growth in European and Middle Eastern Markets

Canadian Market Research

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Infoway Update

Find Out What's New and Happening at Canada Health Infoway

Worth Noting

Digital Health Conference 2012 (New York, US)

CEATEC Japan 2012

Health Achieve 2012

itHealthcare Canada 2012

Health 2.0 Middle East 2013

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