Archive for Saturday, February 6, 2010

Public invited to attend meeting about state’s progression on moving to electronic medical records

February 6, 2010


The public is invited to hear how the state’s plans to implement an electronic health record system are progressing.

EHR three-part series

Health industry moving to electronic health records.

Paper or computer. Doctors discuss preferences for handling records.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is paving the way for others when it comes to sharing records.

The monthly meeting of the e-Health Advisory Council will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Topeka at the SRS Learning Center, Room D, Second Street and MacVicar Avenue.

The e-Health Advisory Council is a group of health care stakeholders that is guiding the planning and implementation process of health information exchange in Kansas.

The primary goal is to allow health care providers and stakeholders to share data for coordinating patient care and to support public entities in understanding and improving health goals for the entire population.

An agenda is available online at


porch_person 4 years, 2 months ago

Why even have a meeting on this? This progression is inevitable and long overdue.


justtired 4 years, 2 months ago

why don't they have town hall meetings instead of scheduling them while most people are working?


JEngdahlJ 4 years, 2 months ago

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parrothead8 4 years, 2 months ago

Seriously, lawrenceguy40? You're still using the "death panels" thing? Cripes, even Fox has realized how dumb of a claim that is. Even Glenn Beck has moved on from it. Try some new (and true) material.


lawrenceguy40 4 years, 2 months ago

This will be so useful for barry o and his death panels. They'll be able to program into it the cutoff for your state mandated healthcare benefits.

Be careful with your vote.


gccs14r 4 years, 2 months ago

My doc has had electronic records for a few years now. She loves it. Instead of writing notes that someone else must either transcribe or file away, she just types it straight into the record and it's done. Any prescriptions go straight to the pharmacy electronically. No mis-read handwriting, no lost records, it's all good. Now if you doctor-shop to get illegal quantities of controlled substances to sell on the black market, then I could see how electronic records might not appeal to you.


KUKRU 4 years, 2 months ago

ZIPNOSIS.COM, CHECK IT OUT!!!! This program was made by a Free State grad and will save soooo many lives.


parrothead8 4 years, 2 months ago

Apparently, devobrun has never heard of medical transcriptionists. You know, the people who enter medical data into computer systems so doctors can actually concentrate on seeing patients.

Why is the idea of electronic medical records so scary for people? This is a perfect example of computers actually making our lives better. If I was unconscious and in desperate need of medical attention, I'd be pretty thankful that my doctors could quickly review my medical history for allergies, medications, etc.


Ron Holzwarth 4 years, 2 months ago

This is nothing new. The Veteran's Administration has been using electronic records for years. Works great!

For instance, my latest blood work indicated my cholesterol level might be rather high. Within 5 to 10 seconds, all my readings, going back a few years, were on the monitor for the doctor's inspection. Similarly, all my medical records going back about ten years are just as quickly accessable.

An army of clerical workers shuffling papers could do no better.


Healthcare_Moocher 4 years, 2 months ago

Where are the civil libertarians now? If Bush wanted to do this all hell would have broken loose.


devobrun 4 years, 2 months ago

"The primary goal is to allow health care providers and stakeholders to share data for coordinating patient care and to support public entities in understanding and improving health goals for the entire population."

Support public entities? Like Big Brother?

And who enters the data into the EMR system? Doctors.

So EMR turns doctors into clerical workers, and the information becomes available to epidemiologists. The borg grows larger and the individual caregiver and patient become characters in a computer game.

No money is saved, but power of the individual is diminished.

Welcome to the modern world, piglets.


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