Twitter EMR, EMR Patient Engagement, and EHR Screenshot

Posted on April 27, 2014 I Written By

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There’s definitely no way an EMR will be built on Twitter. However, a doctor’s view of a patient will likely incorporate social info like what’s posted to Twitter. Plus, if you look at the post itself, it’s describing more than a Twitter EMR. It’s describing a new way for a doctor to monitor and treat a patient. That’s a much larger shift that will be hard.

I love this insight from Dave Chase. He’s been deep in the depths of patient engagement for a while. The analogy he gives is worth diving in deeper.

I’ve been posting all the EHR Screenshots I can find for quite a while. The hospital ones are always the worst. I have hope when I look at some of the ambulatory ones. I’m trying to remember if I’ve seen a beautiful hospital EHR interface. I can’t remember one if I have.