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Why Hospitals Still Build Their Own Health IT
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David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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9/4/2013 | 4:09:34 PM
re: Why Hospitals Still Build Their Own Health IT
I wonder how many hospital IT pros would say following this path is a mistake.
Laurianne
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9/4/2013 | 8:04:24 PM
re: Why Hospitals Still Build Their Own Health IT
Alex, I wonder how this fits in with the regulation pain that plagues healthcare CIOs. Less pain to make homegrown solution meet regulatory needs than customize off the shelf option?
fpoggio600
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9/4/2013 | 8:31:27 PM
re: Why Hospitals Still Build Their Own Health IT
Based on a quick look at the ONC Certified product list I could not find Chartpad or Landmark (as the vendor) listed as a certified product. That means it cannot be used to meet MU Attestation. Developing your own system is one thing, getting the feds to certifiy it is another.
Frank Poggio
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Alex Kane Rudansky
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Alex Kane Rudansky,
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9/4/2013 | 9:46:30 PM
re: Why Hospitals Still Build Their Own Health IT
I think cost is a big factor here, too. It's expensive to buy into those off the shelf options, let alone customize them. Great point about regulatory pain - a question I will be pursuing!
Alex Kane Rudansky
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Alex Kane Rudansky,
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9/4/2013 | 9:50:22 PM
re: Why Hospitals Still Build Their Own Health IT
Landmark told me they don't receive much (if any) federal funding to meet MU standards because they are a group of long term acute care hospitals. That might explain it.
ChrisMurphy
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9/6/2013 | 4:24:02 PM
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Another pain point here is integration and data interoperability, and that pushes people toward off the shelf and single-vendor options. My hunch is that regulatory pressure likewise pushes people toward off the shelf options. These outfits are bucking the tide.
jaysimmons
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jaysimmons,
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9/12/2013 | 11:59:01 PM
re: Why Hospitals Still Build Their Own Health IT
I was thinking the same thing. Getting your product ONC certified for MU Attestation could be an even bigger pain than trying to modify existing products. Couple that with the potential lack of interoperability with other systems and things start getting messy. I do like the fact that you can tailor your product from start to finish to fit your exact needs though.

Jay Simmons
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