Monthly Archives: August 2011

Develop the next generation Ferarri in your garage (or outsource to save money and time)


Sorry, but I could not resist raising an eyebrow reading this pitch to clinics/hospitals: “Want to save money and time while focusing on core competencies? Outsource costly EMR/EHR software developments and watch your productivity rise while demonstrating meaningful use! “ … Continue reading

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When a Picture is Not Worth a Thousand Words


“A man wanted to catch a mouse. He did not want to invest in piece of cheese, so he baited the trap with a picture of a piece of cheese. The next morning the picture of the piece of cheese … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Machine!


You have just signed a contract for a new EMR and you are wondering how much end user training is going to be required. If the vendor tells you it is going to take 3-4 weeks, chances are you will … Continue reading

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How to reduce the chances of EMR/EHR implementation failures


The following is an extract from a LinkedIn discussion on how to reduce the chances of failed EMR/EHR implementations. # The perfect electronic health record and care management system One that retains the best features of ‘paper charts’ (everything relating … Continue reading

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Tell it to me one more time, what is an EMR, what is an EHR?


Reading through the 1,800 plus posts in an HIMSS thread, it seems to me most stakeholders in the healthcare industry (consultants, agencies, vendors, regulatory authorities) use terminology that is confusing. Many EHR vendors sell products I would describe as EMRs, … Continue reading

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So, you want to purchase, lease, or rent an EMR system?


Here is what I tell my clients. The starting position is to understand the importance of having a set of strategic objectives before going out on a shopping spree. “Do you want an EMR because everyone else has one?”, “Do … Continue reading

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A Database is a Database is a Database . . .


I belong to a group of LinkedIn members who are trying to provide advice and assistance to individuals who have gone through various Healthcare IT training programs where, it seems, there is undue concern about Databases. Not sure who started … Continue reading

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