Medication reconciliation (MedRec) is a formal process where physicians, nurses and pharmacists work with patients and their families to ensure that an accurate and comprehensive medication history is gathered and that information is communicated across care settings during patient healthcare transitions. The MedRec process involves a systematic and comprehensive review of medications the patient is currently taking as well as medications that may be changed, added or discontinued during the process of providing health care.
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Better education & evaluation in an EMR (BeeEMR)
BeeEMR – throwing light on the problem
Using the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in educational settings holds great promise but traditional approaches using sandbox EMRs present many challenges. A virtual EMR approach, with integrated activity metrics and learning analytics, can solve many of these.
Eight Canadian universities partnered to establish a Collaborative Health Informatics PhD/Postdoc Strategic Training Program (CHPSTP). The 6-year goal was to increase research capacity in health informatics in Canada.
Better preparing medical students to practice in modern, technology-enabled, clinical environments is the aim of a new initiative launched today by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).
Canada's medical schools, students, and residents are invited to join in this three-year effort to strengthen learning on effective clinical use of information and communications technologies.
Building on a foundation established in 2011 by Canada Health Infoway and Canada’s faculties of medicine, nursing, and pharmacy this article outlines efforts and initiatives to support faculty in preparing future clinicians to understand and practice in a digital environment. Links to resources are provided.
What is e-health? General definition and scope (content designed for novice medical student learners)
This video and short article hits on hot topics with regards to artificial intelligence in health care - its pitfalls and promises and the innovations that are going on right now. This is a panel from the NEJM Catalyst event The Future of Care Delivery: Relentless Redesign at Providence St. Joseph Health, January 19, 2017. It features:
Dr. Arnold Milstein - a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Clinical Excellence Research Center at Stanford University.
Dr. Benjamin Chu - President and Chief Executive Officer for Memorial Hermann Health System.
Design Thinking as a Tool for Interdisciplinary Education in Health Care.
van de Grift, T. C. & Kroeze, R. Acad Med (2016).
This paper describes the implementation and outcomes of a one-semester crossover course entitled “Hacking Healthcare” developed at the University of Amsterdam. It was structured using the three stages of the design thinking process—inspiration, ideation, and implementation.