Unbundling the EMR – pic.twitter.com/7rTFKRDc3U
— Orca Health (@OrcaHealth) November 15, 2013
I think the concept of unbundling the EMR is really interesting. I’m not sure I agree with some of the classifications, but I can definitely see a model where much of the EMR system is done by separate software. Reminds me of the good old days where people were talking about clinical groupware. Same concept, but described a different way.
I sent my first e-RX today from our new EMR system. It was very exciting. #medtechgeek
— Natasha Burgert (@DoctorNatasha) November 14, 2013
I love that this was shared on Twitter. Props to Doctor Natasha for sending it. It is very exciting to do. Although, I think the more interesting part of this tweet is the flood of responses Doctor Natasha got from so many other doctors. Check them out here.
Spoke to doc from Geisinger in PA. They re-emgineered their EPIC EMR. "EPIC on steroids. Can't imagine taking care of patients without it."
— Jennifer Della'Zanna (@HIMTrainer) November 14, 2013
I’m not sure what I think about Epic on Steroids. Considering the amount of configuration to make Epic work in your organization, I guess every organization needs to infuse some steroids into it. I was intrigued by the last comment about not imagining taking care of patients without it. This is a growing contingent of doctors. Soon we’ll see the shift where EHR is just a feature and not the future.
— MMCOA (@MedicalMgmtCorp) November 14, 2013
Nice tweet during the Digital Health Conference. It’s always great for any organization to know what they’re good at and what they’re not good at. Although, it’s much harder for an organization to actually do it. We’d all like to think we could do anything great, but the reality is much different. Realizing this takes quite a bit of humility. The question is whether you’ll be compelled to be humbled (ie. Failed EHR implementations) or whether you are honest enough with yourself to recognize your strengths and weaknesses.