But tomorrow I have my appointment to get my fingerprints for EMR ✊🚨
— Julio Castaneda (@jccastaa) June 16, 2014
To be honest, I’m not sure this tweet is actually about EMR or not, but it reminded me of biometric integration with EMR. I was absolutely intrigued by it when I first started with EMR. However, I haven’t dug into it in a couple years and I’ve never really seen it take off. The only exception was this video demo of biometric patient identification which I think is really interesting and powerful. I’d love to hear if you work at a place that uses biometrics.
DOD ALTHA EMR has specific screens apps for battleground medicine too, Epic would have to build that too-more $$ -DOD likes their EMR:)
— MedicalQuack (@MedicalQuack) June 14, 2014
Hopefully these modifications can be fit into the $11 billion DoD EHR budget. Like any system change, some people are going to miss the old system and miss specific features of the old system. Especially since ALTHA was built specific for their needs. Good luck to whoever wins the DoD EHR contract.
“Many EHRs offer 2-way comms between doctors & patients. Think of it like a built-in email or text-messaging system.” – Dr. Longworth #EMR
— Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic) June 12, 2014
I agree with this tweet to some extent. There’s some comparison between the messaging in EHRs today. The problem is that most of them just aren’t as easy to use as email or text messaging. So, that’s where I think the comparison falls apart. I look forward to the day when the comparison is accurate.