Time again to take a quick look around the twittersphere to see the various discussions happening around EMR and EHR. I should take a poll and see how many of my readers are on Twitter and how many haven’t yet found the beauty that is Twitter.
A1: Device connectivity and integration with EMR/EHR systems is really important as hosptials move towards EMR #HITedu
— Mike Spinale (@MikeSpinale) July 25, 2012
I agree that device connectivity and integration is going to be very important as we move towards EHR. In fact, I don’t think that integration is getting enough focus and emphasis in hospitals. I think we need to see more of that or we’re going to run into troubles and miss out on some great opportunities.
— Michael Crosnick (@MichaelCrosnick) July 29, 2012
This tweet is actually pretty obvious. You can basically only work with a REC if you’re going to go after meaningful use. Are there any RECs that will work with you if you’re not planning to pursue meaningful use? I’m still skeptical that many RECs have provided a good return on the money they’ve received.
— Farzad Mostashari (@Farzad_ONC) July 25, 2012
This really is a nice resource that Farzad points out. However the thing that stuck out to me was the objectives of meaningful use:
1. Improve Quality, Safety, Efficiency
2. Engage Patients & Families
3. Improve Care Coordination
4. Improve Public and Population Health
5. Ensure Privacy and Security for Personal Health Information
Do you think that meaningful use is meeting these objectives?