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EHSD, Computing In Front of Patients, EMR Workflow, and more – This Week in HealthCare Scene

Posted on May 13, 2012 I Written By

Katie Clark is originally from Colorado and currently lives in Utah with her husband and son. She writes primarily for Smart Phone Health Care, but contributes to several Health Care Scene blogs, including EMR Thoughts, EMR and EHR, and EMR and HIPAA. She enjoys learning about Health IT and mHealth, and finding ways to improve her own health along the way.

Didn’t have a chance to read everything that other websites had to offer this week? Here is a round-up of some of the best articles this week


EHSD – EHR Hunt Stress Disorder

Are you “worn out, drug out, and generally pooped” about the search for the perfect EMR? If so, the diagnosis might be what Dr. Gregg describes as EHSD — the EHR Hunt Stress Disorder. Sometimes it is hard to know which EHR company to go with, with over 600 out there. Knowing how to narrow the options down quickly might make the decision a little bit easier, and EHSD less severe.

The Happy EMR Doctor

Readers Speak About Computing in Front of Patients

Should not only use, but discuss, EMR in front of patients? Dr. Michael West recently wrote about computing in front of patients. Readers responded about their thoughts on it and hardly any had negative feelings. In this post, Dr. West responds to the comments readers left and how he feels that EMR is here to stay.

Wired EMR Doctor

EMR Workflow Continues to Evolve

Over the last seven years, Dr. Michael Koriwchak has implemented electronic medical records into his practice. While there has been some trial-and-error involved, the skills his staff and him have concerning EMR continually become more fine-tuned. Dr. Koriwchak talks about two different types of workflow, and which one he prefers. He reflects on how the combination of “successful web portal with a sophisticated workflow engine operated by staff” allows a practice to use EMR even more efficiently.

Smartphone Healthcare

New Friend Request . . . From the Family Doctor? 

Social Media is becoming more and more popular, so doctors and hospitals everywhere are jumping on the bandwagon. Would you follow your doctor on Twitter or Facebook, or is that crossing the line for a patient-doctor relationship? The pros and cons of the growing trend for medical professionals going virtual are discussed.

Hospital EMR and EHR

Issues to Consider When Offering Hospital-Subsidized EMRS

Hospitals have started offering subsidized EMRs recently to physicians. While these might be tempting to accept, a physician must be careful about the conditions on which the EMR is accepted. Before accepting a hospital-EMR deal, be sure to read this list of questions to ask the hospital offering it.

EHR and EMR Videos

Smoking Cessation With the Waiting Room Solutions EMR System

There are quite a few preventative measurements required for EHR Incentive Meaningful Use and CQM Compliance. A video from Waiting Room Solutions provides a “how-to” video on how to use the Web-based EMR system for Smoking Cessation.

CALLING ALL DOCTORS Take 2! EMR Software Opinions Wanted

Posted on October 25, 2010 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the 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 and John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

One of my readers came upon a post that Dr. Jeff did back in July of 2009 called CALLING ALL DOCTORS! EMR Software Opinions Wanted. They loved reading the comments about the various EMR and EHR vendors (I did too) and they thought maybe it was time to call for doctors to offer their opinions and evaluations again. So, here’s some sections of the original post to get you thinking:

This is a SHOUT OUT to all doctors who use EMRs. Which EMRs do you use and how do you like them. Do you love them or hate them? Are you luke warm in your like or dislike? Tell us which EMR you have and how you feel about it. Also tell us what you would do (the mistakes and the good moves) if you were looking into getting an EMR at this time.

Can you comment on the cost and the usability?. Let’s share information so we can help other doctors choose systems that are usable, simple to learn, effective and efficient.

If you don’t have an EMR and are looking into one, what questions would you have for those “who have gone before you”? What advice would you be interested in receiving?

Also, if you’re someone who likes to hear a doctor’s perspective on EMR and EHR, check out this just launched blog called The Wired EMR Doctor where Dr. Koriwchak will be writing about EMR and EHR from a doctor’s perspective. We’ve primed it with 8 or so posts to get him started. I think you’ll enjoy it.