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MedicalQuack
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1/31/2013 | 8:56:46 PM
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Common User Interface has been out there as Open Source from CodePlex from Microsoft since 2007. I ran around HIMSS with the demo on my tablet (in 2008 I was there to promote tablets with a vendor) and everyone asked me "which EMR system is that on my table"...lol. I told all what it was and what they could do with it, didn't and still doesn't cost a time. NHS did a lot of work with it as well as a doctor/programmer I know in New Zealand, he emulated it with non Microsoft computer language..a lot can be done. I have a few chats on the Code Plex board as well.

So today when all are looking at EMR clinical user interfaces for fine areas of patient endangerment and now having to look at many instead of one common one, well you have a bigger job as EHR vendors would not collaborate and building a better mouse trap for more money took over. If you do a search on my blog in addition to this link there's about 7-10 posts from 2007 to present time on this.

Having written an early EMR myself, I thought it was grand as I have face to face hands on experience building an interface and working close with doctors to make it work for them and if one has never done this you don't know and all you can do is repeat.

It was out there all the time and I gave it a ton of press as best I could, and MDs of course loved the idea as they love to learn 2-5 different EMR systems as many are on staff at different hospitals...NOT! Innovation without collaboration is fouling up the US Health care system, that was also I post I did a couple years ago.

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JEngdahlJ
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2/1/2013 | 3:12:09 AM
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Business intelligence can help hospitals get a better return on investment for their electronic health records. http://www.healthcaretownhall....
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2/8/2013 | 10:25:57 PM
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I like how the article states that not only do the companies that provide the EHR systems have responsibilities, but also the end users when it comes to analyzing the shortcomings of EHR systems. As with anything new that gets implemented there is always going to be errors that may not have been apparent to the providers of the systems but only become apparent after they have been implemented. It is up to all parties involved to work together to create better, more efficient systems to minimize the chance of patient harm. Vendors also should also follow the AMIA advice of developing common style guides for certain EHR functions, and use that as a step towards achieving greater interoperability.

Jay Simmons
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2/11/2013 | 10:06:20 PM
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This was a great article. EMRs are like every other electronic record and need to be monitored and measured. There's even more of an onus to do so because, after all, these are medical records. They are being installed at a rapid pace and most users are assuming all of the due diligence and been done "so not to worry". In fact any issues within these systems may not be evident for months or years. As the article suggested, it's time to take a step back...

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