The Misys Center for Community Health Leadership is accepting applications from interested communities across the country for its grant program through the end of 2006. Launched in June, the Misys Center was launched by Misys Healthcare Systems in an effort to spearhead the widespread adoption of electronic health records at a local community level. Local communities as well as regional healthcare organizations including hospitals, physician offices, and home care agencies are eligible to submit applications. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to sharing clinical data between medical professionals and be willing to track pre- and post-implementation data.
Philips is showcasing at World of Health IT 2006 this week in Geneva its ProScribe wireless thin-client display from Philips FIMI. The cordless display enables physicians and nurses to access patient data immediately, wherever they are in the hospital. Physicians visiting patients, for example, can use ProScribe to prescribe medication or make laboratory appointments on the spot. Nurses typically use the display to enter blood pressure, temperature, and other relevant data into an electronic patient record at the patient’s bedside. The technology also enables healthcare providers to take full advantage of their server-based computing architecture, where EMR, PACS, and other patient files and applications are stored centrally, Philips said.