Recent National E-Health implementation added additional identifiers IHI, HPI-I and HPI-O can be used for an individual and provider on top of existing identifiers such as Medicare, Insurance etc. Different identifiers are used for different purposes for example insurance identifier is used when sending insurance information to identify specific individual, IHI number used when accessing PCEHR, organisation may use one Medicare number for billing purposes and other for administrative purposes. Read more
Healthcare identifiers (HI) Service developed by the federal, state and territory governments that uniquely identifies healthcare providers and consumers. These identifiers are important building blocks of E-Health in Australia and used to enable PCEHR system and are used on medical documents, patient wrist bands, tokens etc. Read more
Before discussing about algorithms, I will discuss some frequent terms used in DNA analysis. I’m not a biological student but one who uses algorithms for DNA mappings, sequencing related analysis need to understand frequently used terms around DNA Read more
An EMR is an electronic health record system that keeps track of patient’s medical history specific to particular provider. It’s a digital version of paper charts maintained by providers. People who are in patient care(doctor, clinician, radiologist, pharmacist etc.) will access EMR to view and update medical records frequently. Read more
Hospitals maintains patient’s health records with EMR software which are fully controlled and managed by them and are specific in nature. This type of record management unless implemented part of EMR software have the following limitations when addressing patient’s needs. Most EMR’s available in the market doesn’t provide these features and are expensive to develop. Read more
A Personal health record (PHR) is a tool used to collect, track and share past and current about your health or the health of someone in your care.
PHR’s are categorized into two types based on its data ownership and control Read more