Stuff you want to know ....
(this is a partial list, check back later for updated information)
Now this is really cool. It is a page of Doctors, Medical Students and Medicine related tweeters and blogs/websites presented by category, by interest, by specialty.
Thought leaders in Patient Safety
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
- The Leapfrog Group
- The Joint Commission
- National Quality Forum
- HHS Health Information Technology
Thought leaders/regulators for clinical data systems
Wiki Health Care Started in June '07, now with 5,300 members, Wiki Health Care is the Jt. Commission's interactive forum for health care professionals.
National EPrescribing Patient Safety Initiative "The goal of NEPSI is to increase patient safety by making ePrescribing accessible—and desirable—to all physicians and medication prescribers by providing it free of charge."
CCHIT Certification Comission for Healthcare Information Technology
CCHIT is a recognized certification body (RCB) for electronic health records and their networks, and an independent, voluntary, private-sector initiative. Progress on EHR standards for data exchange can be found at CCHIT.
Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)
CDT’s Health Privacy Project discusses important issues related to electronic health records; the proper role of notice and consent, the right of patients to access their own health records in electronic formats, identification and authentication, secondary uses, and enforcement mechanisms.
Here you will find initiatives and resources to promote and support the field of nursing informatics.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems.
HIMSS Analytics, the authoritative source on EMR Adoption trends. HIMSS (Healthcare Informatics and Management Systems Society) has information available for public viewing on a complimentary basis.
The Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform (TIGER) Initiative aims to enable practicing nurses and nursing students to fully engage in the unfolding digital electronic era in healthcare.
"The Markle Foundation works to realize this potential and to accelerate the use of these technologies to address critical public needs, particularly in the ears of Health and National Security. Connecting for Health, an initiative of the Health program, seeks to accelerate the rate at which information technology enables consumers and the health system that supports them to improve health and health care."
"Connecting for Health is a public-private collaborative with representatives from more than 100 organizations across the spectrum of health care stakeholders. Its purpose is to catalyze the widespread changes necessary to realize the full benefits of health information technology (HIT), while protecting patient privacy and the security of personal health information."
Local (Florida) healthcare groups (Other locations may have similar groups)
Tampa Bay Regional Health Information Organization (TBRHIO) TBRHIO’s vision is to use the internet to make health records available to doctors and patients at the time and place such information is needed.
Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration provides information about local (Florida) public Health Information Exchange Coordinating Committee (HIECC) Meetings.