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Medical equipment industry in India: Production, procurement and utilization


Introduction Medical devices and equipment receive scant attention in the Indian context, both at the health policy level and as an area of study. There has been little attempt to systematically address the issue of equipment based medical technologies and regulation of their production and use. There is paucity of primary data on the kind […]

Better Information Means Safer Health Care

Health information technology (health IT) can play an important role in increasing patient safety by virtue of the information contained in the electronic health record (EHR) and the features (error-checking, notifications, etc) systems use to ensure high quality care. As just one example, a Congressional Budget Office study estimated that EHRs could reduce prescribing errors by […]

e-Health for Communities

e-Health: Your health, your community’s health Your health is influenced by a variety of factors, including family history, genes, and personal habits such as exercise, diet, and other lifestyle choices. The broader environment in which you live also affects your health. For example, air quality can affect whether you develop breathing problems, like asthma or […]

What Is an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)?


An electronic medical record (EMR) is a digital version of a paper chart that contains all of a patient’s medical history from one practice. An EMR is mostly used by providers for diagnosis and treatment. Benefits of Electronic Medical Records An EMR is more beneficial than paper records because it allows providers to: Track data […]