Customized EHR Content, 6 Week EMR Implementation, Redundant Charting, and Increased HIT Investment

Posted on August 7, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of and John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Great counsel and advice for those still looking at various EHR software (especially specialists)
Linda Lia
Customizable content “offered”, doesn’t mean your specialty is available. Big difference. Ask for a “live” demo. #EMR #HITsm #healthIT

EMR implementation in 6 weeks. Hospital EMR people will balk at this. However, it’s possible in the ambulatory setting. I wouldn’t recommend it, but one time I had to do it.
Brandon Betancourt
New Post – Going from paper charts to EMR in 6 weeks; a summary #EMR

Everyone hates redundant work. So, this tweet caught my eye:
The Nerdy Nurse
In Case You Missed it: : Teetering Between EMR and Paper Charting: Frustration and Duplication – What kind of nerdy…
Here’s my response on the blog post:

Great article. The redundancy is killer!! We did a partial EMR implementation at first. Then, we ended up using the redundancy to push through the rest of the EMR implementation. So, while I hate redundancy as much as the next person, it was interesting how we could use redundancy in order to drive the adoption of EMR technology.

It seems the real issue you pose is who is required to do the redundant work. I suggest you have the person who needs to be most bought in to the EMR to do the redundant work.

I didn’t dig into the following research, but it’s interesting to note that they said a VC investment increase in HIT of 27%. If anything, that sounds low to me. Although, many of the HIT projects are likely still in the Angel investing stage as opposed to VC.
Jomo Starke
VC investment in HIT increases 27% per research #healthIT #HITsm via @Lumeris via @HITstrategy