As I think I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been working on a redesign of my websites. The good news is that the redesign is basically complete. Sometime this next week (maybe sooner) I’m going to roll out the new design for all to enjoy. Yes, it’s only taken me 6.5 years to finally put a new design together. I like to say that I hate messing with something that works. I’m sure my critics will say…It’s about time. They’re of course right. Although, don’t get too excited. I believe it’s a huge step forward, but should still feel very familiar to regular readers.
UPDATE: I decided to just implement the new look and feel. If you’re reading this in a feed reader or by email, be sure to click through and check out the new threads on EMR and HIPAA.
Enough about that. Now, let’s take a look at our regular weekend roundup of interesting EMR tweets.
— Karen (@kkrisfalusi) September 17, 2012
I wish that this tweet had some context. The idea of EMR customizations is an important one and I should probably cover it some more in future posts. The reality of EMR customizations is that every doctor wants it customized perfectly for them and very few of them want to spend the time doing it. That’s the hard problem that EHR vendors have in front of them.
@ronhekier I haven’t been.I think it’s targeted toward big enterprise EMR folk.I’d like to go to see it, however
— Bryan Vartabedian (@Doctor_V) September 9, 2012
I’m sure Bryan Vartabedian and Ron Hekier would love HIMSS. Particularly Bryan Vartabedian. However, they should be careful where they expect to get the most value. They’ll be overwhelmed by the number of vendor booths. They’ll be underwhelmed by the sessions. They’ll love the interactions with healthcare IT colleagues.
— Harry Greenspun, MD (@harrygreenspun) September 12, 2012
Interesting look at why this solo doc likes his EMR. His five reasons: The EMR is something new, Better Communication, Submitting claims, Documentation, and Patient engagement. I think the key takeaway from this article is that most doctors undervalue the little things that an EMR can do to make their life better.