Lessons Electronic Health Records Learned from Star Trek

Posted on July 1, 2010 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Yes, you should be wincing a little bit if you clicked on this post because you just had to see what it was talking about. Thankfully, it’s not actually my post. It’s a post on the CareCloud blog titled “9 Things Electronic Health Records Can Learn From Star Trek”. Here’s the list of 9 things (you can read the full descriptions on the link above):

  • Multiple Channels for Data Entry
  • Interactive Patient Education
  • Holographic Doctors
  • Detailed PHR on demand
  • Integration with vital signs monitoring systems
  • Adaptive, Intuitive Touch Screen Interfaces
  • Real time Practice-wide Synchronization
  • Remote Access for Patients
  • Support for Mobile Devices

Pretty creative if I do say so myself.