EMR Masters, Smart EHR, and Congressional Hearing on Meaningful Use

I think this is definitely the case. I wish that EMR would embrace its place as the database of healthcare and enable an entire eco system of people to provide the add on functionality.

I always love seeing a provider asking for something I’ve been writing about for a long time. We need smart EHR, but as you see from the first tweet in the Twitter roundup I don’t think one company is going to make them smart. It’s going to take an ecosystem to make them as “smart” as they need to be.

I saw another tweet somewhat related to this. It asked if meaningful use was going to fall off the fiscal cliff. My short answer is: No.