Written by: John Lynn
Time again for my weekly round up of healthcare IT and EMR related tweets. Plus, a few thoughts from me about the various tweets.
I need a Watson robot in the room to be my knowledge/evidence coach & also EMR scribe while I listen/touch/care. @SeattleMamaDoc #chc11
The good news for Craig is that I’ve seen the people from IBM that did Watson working with the people from Nuance (most famous for Dragon Naturally Speaking) working on this. I don’t think it’s that far away.
First real recommendation: have good backup plan when #EMR goes down; one makpractice case was lost by inadequate downtime system #SA11
This was pretty interesting. I’d love to learn more details about this malpractice case. No doubt you have to work on a proper system to handle EMR down time. I’ve written before about all the ways you could have EMR down time and the cost of EHR down time. It’s not a question of IF you will have EHR down time, but WHEN.
I’m very excited to see what Orion can become w/ Amalga HIS. My hope is that they emerge as a legit EHR/EPR/HIE player globally. Very cool.
This is interesting news since Orion is focused on the Asia Pacific market. Coincidentally, I’m just finalizing the details of me attending a Healthcare Informatics Conference in Thailand in March 2012. I’m interested to learn a lot more about Asia. You can read more about the Orion Health Deal for Amalga here.
EMR Daily News
Over 60 EMR / #EHR Apps Now Available in the iTunes App Store su.pr/1tfhMG
64 iPhone EHR apps on the app store. In February there were only 5 EMR apps in the Android marketplace. I’m sure there are a whole lot more now. Plus, the number of apps in the app store is a bit flawed since it’s not like people purchase their EHR software on the app store. However, it’s interesting to see how many are putting it there.