EMR Masters, Smart EHR, and Congressional Hearing on Meaningful Use

Posted on November 18, 2012 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.

I think this is definitely the case. I wish that EMR would embrace its place as the database of healthcare and enable an entire eco system of people to provide the add on functionality.

I always love seeing a provider asking for something I’ve been writing about for a long time. We need smart EHR, but as you see from the first tweet in the Twitter roundup I don’t think one company is going to make them smart. It’s going to take an ecosystem to make them as “smart” as they need to be.

I saw another tweet somewhat related to this. It asked if meaningful use was going to fall off the fiscal cliff. My short answer is: No.