I would like to open by extending my gratitude to John Lynn for convincing me to blog about EMR’s and EHR’s. He is my partner in this endeavor, and I appreciate everything he’s done to get this wonderful blog up and running. If you want to see a truly robust blog about these issues, his is fabulous.
Right now, my desire for this blog is to bring you, my delightful readers, a view into EMR’s and EHR’s. I’ve been working in this industry for over a decade, across many disciplines (finance, clinical, IT, medical physics, treatment devices, ICU, honest brokering, billing, FQHC’s, inpatient, ambulatory, integration / HL7, data mining, research projects, scheduling, benefits, charge capture — yeah, all over the map), and have even had the honor to work overseas, in a post with the NHS of Scotland. I’ve seen, implemented, played with, tested, reported out of, billed from, and experienced many EHR’s and EMR’s out of the box and in the wild (very rarely are they tame). To boot, I still get geeked when I first look at a new data set.
I’m going to admit, I’m an opinionated person. I am sure at the end of each post you’ll have no doubt about where I stand (or no doubt that I’m not sure where to stand yet!), and I’m going to probably pontificate on crazy minutae. I’m hoping, however, that I will be informative and interesting (and yes, sometimes a little irreverant) to read, and that I will be able to present material that will help folks on their journey toward EHR Goodness.