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Standards and Interoperability: Part 2

Canada Infoway is one of the big health informatics mover in Canada. They have a set of interoperability solutions for developers to enhance electronic health records (EHR) and user interfaces to improve sending and receiving standard-bases interoperability messages.(1) Very briefly, they are as follows:

Message Builder: allows developers to concentrate on business obstacles in integrating …

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Medication Management: Part 4

The medication management model needs some adjustments and modifications. As we saw that the system is not perfect and research shows that unintended consequences occur in the system. I have been exposed to a standalone e-prescribing system, and I believe errors occurred from the time the physician had to choose drugs from a down-drop menu …

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Medication Management: Part 3

Transmission phase, is the second phase of the medication management process. The transmission phase could also include the dispensing phase. I believe they both fit well together because they eventually cause the same error. Other than the problem of illegible handwriting, there is no interoperability between the clinic’s system …

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Medication Management: Part 2

Medication management process consists of five stages; prescribing, transmitting or transcribing, dispensing, administration and monitoring. I believe unintended consequences could occur anywhere in the process at any phase. However, after looking into the literature, I would agree that the most common phases where unintended consequences occur are prescribing, dispensing …

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