Rob Lamberts, MD offered 10 ways to make an EHR meaningful for doctors on the KevinMD blog. It’s a really interesting list that’s worth sharing:
1. Require all visits to have a simple summary.
2. Allow coding gibberish to be hidden.
3. Require all ancillary reports to be available to the patient.
4. Require integration with a comprehensive and unified patient calendar.
5. Put most of the chart in the hands of the patient.
6. Pay for e-visits and make them simple for all involved.
7. Allow e-prescription of all controlled drugs.
8. Require patients’ records to be easily searchable.
9. Standardize database nomenclature and decentralize it.
10. Outlaw faxing.
That’s a pretty compelling list. What do you think of his list? Are there things you’d add to it?