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by adgrooms on November 27, 2019

We have been writing a series with our thoughts on creating better healthcare software. In this post, we are looking at understanding software's function in the context of clinical use. We have seen software automation bring efficiency and financial gains. While these benefits may be attractive to administration and leadership, software needs to take into account the true purpose of ...

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by jantzl on November 21, 2019

Last week, Andy and I had dinner with a group of MD MBA students, which is to say, doctors, pursuing an MBA degree. It occurred to us, listening to their concerns and hopes for medicine, their colleagues, and the future, that these physician leaders are our hope for better healthcare.

When I first met the physician who introduced me to this group, one of the first things she said to me is ...

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by adgrooms on November 20, 2019

Technology has become an integral part of healthcare. When using software in healthcare, change is inevitable. Newer, better systems are always being developed. Eventually, the time will come to replace a software system. Some software, such as the EHR, touches all corners of a healthcare institution. Rolling out new software systems is a challenge for any industry, but healthcare presents ...

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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 16, 2019

We are writing a series on the challenges of building healthcare software. We feel that there is a need to reconnect to the principles of making good software while keeping in mind the unique needs of healthcare. The first principle is to take all stakeholders into account. The best software is developed with all stakeholders in mind. We can see where this is missing in the current EHR ...

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