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EMR Landmine, Mobile EMR Access, and Patient Advocates

Posted on August 5, 2012 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com 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 InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

While it seems that many people are coming out with distaste for the Olympics, I am still on the side of enjoying the Olympics thoroughly. I’ve watched as much of the coverage as possible. What can I say, I’m a sucker for pretty much any sporting event. I hope everyone else has been getting as much joy out of the Olympics as I have gotten, but I digress.

As you know, each week I take a quick look at some interesting tweets that have been posted around the EMR, EHR and Healthcare IT twittersphere. Plus, I’ll add a little commentary that will hopefully start some interesting conversations and help you as a reader.


What a perfect way to describe the issue: an EHR Landmine. Jane Shuman is exactly right too. In fact, a local doctor recently told me the same thing. The challenge of checking and re-checking patient information from a previous patient visit is a huge problem waiting to happen. I think the doctor I talked to said that EMR perpetuates mistakes. It’s so true. I wonder what other EMR landmines are out there.


My readers agree with Melissa. As long as the iPad is a native iPad app and not just some remote desktop access to EMR software that isn’t optimized for a tablet environment.


You have to love Regina Holliday. A tireless patient advocate. Years down the road I hope that Regina will be able to stop her patient advocacy. Not because she gets tired of doing it, but because we embrace the patient in healthcare.

PHR, EHR and EMR, Remote EHR Access, and ECC EMR Report

Posted on July 22, 2012 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com 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 InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Time again for another EMR round up. This one includes a few pet peeves and also some interesting information that I think some will find useful.

Also, the tweets sometimes display funky if you haven’t noticed. The good thing is that I’m about half way through a redesign of the website. Once that’s done, I shouldn’t have that problem any more. I’m excited to show you the new design. Let’s hope it all works out well and I can finish it quickly.


I love the sarcasm of the response. I particularly like it when talking about EMR and EHR. I use them synonymously in all my writing. Those that make a big deal about the difference make me laugh since I think it doesn’t matter. For all practical purposes if I say one or the other everyone knows what I’m talking about. If you haven’t noticed in the same post I’ll interchange EMR and EHR. I’m sure it annoys some people, but I think it illustrates the point that it doesn’t matter. We all know we’re talking about the same thing.


This tweet makes me sad. I don’t know how Wendy Sue Swanson, MD doesn’t know about all the ways to run Windows programs on her Mac: parallels, bootcamp, virtual machine, etc etc etc. It makes me more sad that her IT department didn’t inform her of these options as well. The patient suffers just because the doctor has bad information.


I have no idea what the ECC comm report is, but it sounds official. I assume it’s a UK report on EMR since Bryony is in the UK. If someone else knows more about it I’d love to learn. Is it worth searching out when it comes out?