7 responses

  1. John Brewer
    September 16, 2011

    Uhh, what?

    This “What are top data capturing and integration challenges faced by your organization?”
    is hospital-IT-speak, or, yes, large private practice speak.

    A small private medical practice says, “can your equipment talk to my EHR?”

    Mostly gone are the days of a PM of one brand and an EHR of another.

    That is where data integration challenges occurred.

    Sure medicine is different, but only if you hold out your hand to the government for them to reimburse you.

    Being different, though, is not an excuse.

    The short answer to why medicine has been slow to react go to EHRs is there is not ROI.

    ROI on a PM is easy to figure.

    ROI on an EHR? Good luck.

    I think going electronic is smart, but nobody wants to be forced to spend time and money on a system that doesn’t show an ROI.

    Oh, and firing your transcriber is on ROI.

  2. Chuck Weller
    September 16, 2011

    You state that,”In 2010, more than $88 Billion were spent on developing and implementing EHRs.”

    It would be very interesting and helpful to have a citation to your source. Thanks!

  3. Dan Neuwirth
    September 19, 2011

    Chuck,

    You’re right — it should definitely have been cited. It was found in a PWC report here: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/health-industries/publications/top-issue-01-hit.jhtml

    Thanks!
    Dan

  4. Greg Mennegar
    October 11, 2011

    Where does the integration of existing patient information in paper charts fit into this conversation?

  5. John
    October 11, 2011

    Hi Greg,
    I’m not sure exactly why. Maybe I got listed for some good keywords, but I think you’re the fourth or fifth person this week that’s talked to me about the whole process of dealing with the existing paper charts. Looks like the companies are swarming around this market.

    I’ve written some posts about it before and I have some more on the way. So, subscribe to the email list and you’ll get them as I post them: http://www.emrandhipaa.com/emr-and-hipaa-email-subscription/

  6. Dan Neuwirth
    October 12, 2011

    Hi Greg,

    For MedCPU specifically, we can scan paper charts into our system using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and then analyze them. Any typed notes, PDF, etc. can be extracted and analyzed by our system.

    Thanks,
    Dan

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