While the Twittersphere is flooded with tweets about the #HIT100, I still was able to take a look through all the volume of tweets and find a few good topics that are well worth discussing on this site.
There are some real doozies in this EMR and Health IT Twitter round up. I’d love to hear your thoughts on each of the topics.
Let’s start with this announcement from the Mayo Clinic:
Mayo Clinic Offers Residency Program in Social Media zite.to/NfKRAF
— Wm T Oravecz (@WTOAssociates) July 8, 2012
That’s pretty amazing news to consider. I imagine that most doctors won’t like the use of the name “residency” when it comes to this program. It kind of diminishes how much work, effort and learning happens in their residency. In this case I have to agree with those doctors. Use of the word residency for this short “social media residency” is in poor taste. Although, I do like that the Mayo Clinic is placing such value on the use of social media in healthcare.
— Faisal Qureshi (@faisal_q) July 9, 2012
Amazing counsel!! Read it again and post it on your wall if you’re going through an EHR selection. The other way to deal with this is to not buy until the requested features is implemented. Although, if you go that route, you might be sitting around forever since they may never implement your requested feature.
— Jim Tate (@jimtate) July 8, 2012
I’m glad to see Jim Tate tweeting again. I think he was on hiatus for a while. Or maybe I just hadn’t seen him for a while. In the above tweet he links to an article by William O’Toole that does a great job looking at the issues associated with EMR licenses. Well worth a read if you’re purchasing an EHR or if you plan to one day sell or transfer your practice to someone else.