Modernizing Medicine’s Unique EHR User Interface

Posted on January 20, 2012 I Written By

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As most of you know, I’m always looking for something unique or different in the world of EHR software. I’m all about trying to find things that differentiate an EHR from other EHR vendors. I think I’ve found just that in the EHR interface for the Modernizing Medicine EHR software.

Modernizing Medicine currently focuses their EHR on two medical specialties: Dermatologists and Ophthalmologists. Their EHR is named EMA Dermatology and EMA Ophthalmology. Once you see the interface for their EHR, you’ll understand why it focuses on specialties like Dermatology and Ophthalmology. Plus, you’ll see why their next move should likely be into something like orthopedics.

Ok, enough background. I’ve had a bunch of the EHR Demo videos for Modernizing Medicine on our EMR and EHR Videos website. Here is the video of the simple Dermatology visit:

You can also check out the videos for the Complex Patient Visit and the Ludicrous Patient Visit.

I’ve seen a number of EHR companies incorporate images into their EHR. Most of them you can even do some sort of marking on top of the image. However, I don’t ever remember seeing an EHR that incorporated images the way that Modernizing Medicine did in the above video. Plus, they even take the documentation done on the image and turn it into a patient note automatically.

Certainly this type of interface won’t work for every specialty. It makes sense for medical specialties where it’s very visual like dermatology (which is where they stated).

I’d be interested to hear what others think of this EHR interface. Are there any other EHR software out there that take a similar approach to documentation?