The EMR Nightmare or Dream – #HITsm Chat

Posted on October 14, 2011 I Written By

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@ElinSilveous started an interesting sidebar conversation in the #HITsm chat today. I’ll let the tweets tell most of the story:

My response to her tweet:

Then, Gregg Masters offered this insight:

I then responded:

Part of the challenge here is that doctors have been accepting of these nightmare installations. I’m not going to say that the EHR vendors are the only ones to blame. Sometimes clinics set themselves up for a nightmare installation. However, I’ve found that selecting the right EHR vendor is more than half the battle.