As I think back on the evolution of EHR software and healthcare IT, it’s been incredible to see how EHR has moved from being something that could help improve your billing to now trying to be something to improve the quality of healthcare that’s being provided. In fact, I’ve long argued that the expectation of EHR was far ahead of the EHR reality. EHRs weren’t designed for quality and so it was a mistake for many to believe that it would improve quality.
While that’s the reality of history, going forward the new EHR reality is that they better figure out how to improve healthcare quality. In fact, the ones that are able to do this are going to be the most successful.
As we shift our focus to healthcare quality, I was intrigued by this video animation by Doc Mike Evans describing healthcare quality. It’s fascinating to look at the history and consider healthcare quality going forward.
What do you think of Doc Mike Evans’ thoughts on Healthcare Quality Improvement? Is he spot on? Is there something he’s missing?