Lots of interesting discussions happening about EMR and healthcare IT this week. Someone recently called it the golden age of EHR. It’s really hard to argue with them. I’ve only been in the healthcare IT and EHR world for the past 7 or so years, but it has never been more exciting than now. There’s an energy and excitement that is tangible. I just hope it takes us to an even more exciting time.
Now, without further ado, some of the various EMR, EHR and healthcare IT tweets that I found interesting or worth a comment:
As it is EMR is usurping Patient-Doc time already. The eye contact, the warmth etc. becoming mechanical to the detriment. #hcsm
— PDara MD, FACP (@JediPD) April 23, 2012
While I’ve certainly seen what this tweet describes, I don’t think it has to be the case. It depends a lot on how the EMR is used and how the EMR is implemented.
— harriseve (@harriseve) April 23, 2012
Oh my…I’m a total nerd for loving the EMR humor.
Wyse to Present Cloud Client Computing Solutions and Virtualization for EMR Environments at Centricity Healthcare User …
— Stella Gibbs (@SantaCruzRTS) April 23, 2012
I know nothing about Wyse, but seeing this tweet had me disappointed. I asked to attend the Centricity User group meeting (hosted by a third party, not GE), and never got access. It’s too bad. I can almost understand some concern (albeit unwarranted) of having a blogger at their user group meeting, but a third party should have been glad to have the exposure. Pretty disappointing since I love going to user group meetings so I can talk to the hard core every day EMR users. Oh well, I’m sure there will be more.
— Healthcare IT News (@HITNewsTweet) April 20, 2012
Only 14%? That number seems really low. Plus, it’s hard to believe any number unless a specific EHR company releases their growth, but even then you have to be careful understanding where they got that number. If they only have 1 EMR install, then it’s easy to grow 500%.