Super Bowl Power, Video EMR, EMR Data Standards, and EMR Spend

In case you missed the Super Bowl, the power went out for a good 30-45 minutes. It’s the EMR’s fault. We could create a whole comedy routine blaming a hospital’s problems on the EMR I think.

I’ve talked about video in EMR for about 7 years. The problem is we don’t have a great way to pull the data out of the video. Plus, I’m sure there will be many that resist the idea of a video recording of their patient visits. I still see it happening one day soon. I wonder if HealthSpot will be doing this in their kiosks.

Who should be creating the structured data standards? I’d like doctors themselves doing it, but they’re too busy (or so most of them say).

I wonder when this spending will stop. At the end of meaningful use?