Posts Tagged with EHR

by adgrooms on January 28, 2020

EHRs have a reputation. This year at my annual checkup I was thinking about EHRs and trying to observe how my PCP's office uses theirs. As I sat on the exam table I got the usual questions from the physician's assistant; "Any pain today?" Smoker?" "Allergies?". I could see the screen on her laptop with tiny rows of text that were slowly growing with each question. There was a lot of clicking, ...

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by adgrooms on November 19, 2019

We are looking at the fundamentals of making good healthcare software. Tools that empower the people who are working on the front lines of medicine. This is part 2 of the building better healthcare software series. In this post, we are taking a look at an important component of well-made software: the User Interface (UI). The UI is the part of the software that a person interacts with ...

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by adgrooms on November 13, 2019

Almost all of us have a small computer in our pocket that keeps us connected to the world. In some cases, the smartphone can be a very useful efficiency tool, even at work. For example, a study of physicians using smartphones to receive chest pain test results in the ER has shown patients can get discharged faster. Does the ...

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by adgrooms on November 7, 2019

EHR systems aren’t very good at communicating with each other yet. Getting systems to communicate with each other is a common technology problem, but it’s still a little strange that on the cusp of 2020, with all of the technological advancements available to medicine, and the US government push into EHRs that we still don’t have ubiquitous communication between systems. Why is that?

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by adgrooms on November 5, 2019

A doctor recently posted on Twitter about attending a healthcare technology conference and seeing an engineer from an EHR company stand up in a forum and ask the room "What can we do better? We are listening." This short post brings up a mental image of a doctor determined and focused to get through rounds, stopping briefly between rooms to frantically type up notes on the last patient while ...

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