We have a wide range of tweets today, but so many of them offer interesting insights and discussion points. I think you’ll agree.
— Charles Webster, MD(@EHRworkflow) March 22, 2013
I think the reply to the original tweet is a great response. I honestly can’t imagine Google getting back into the healthcare game through an EMR. They might do something with discovery of health information. They might do something cool with their image recognition technology and healthcare, but they’re not going to build an EMR. EMR is enterprise software, and Google won’t be going there.
— HIT Consultant (@hitconsultant) March 16, 2013
I’m a huge supporter of API’s and the innovation they can create. I just don’t see many healthcare IT vendors ready to open up their systems like that. This is possibly because there’s too much money to be made by selling their product as is. Thanks EHR Incentive money.
do you anticipate that EMR’s will one day have a social media function, enabling patients to opt out of privacy restrictions? #hcsm
— VisibleSri (@VisibleSri) March 25, 2013
It’s pretty provocative to consider, but the simple answer is yes it will. Although, it might be the HIE more than the EMR. I guess we’ll see how that plays out. However, I think control of when and where your information is shared will be a feature. Of course, most people won’t ever use that feature. They’ll just leave the default settings.