You can see we have a jam packed weekend Twitter round up. There were a lot of interesting topics being discussed this week in healthcare social media. As usual, we’ll do our best to provide some of the more interesting tweets. Not to mention we’ll add a bit of our own commentary to provide some background and understanding about the tweets as well.
Now without further ado, a few EMR and healthcare IT tweets for your reading pleasure:
— St. Josephs Jobs (@StJosephsJobs) May 28, 2012
I saw this job tweeted. I didn’t necessarily find this job all that unique, but it’s an interesting contrast to see all the EMR jobs tweeted out, posted on the EMR and EHR Job board, and posted to the Healthcare Scene LinkedIn group. Compare that with experiences like this one posted on EMR Thoughts. It’s such a conundrum that so many don’t have jobs while many can’t find qualified EMR talent.
The USOC to utilise EMR for managing athlete care at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – examiner.com
— R. VIJAYAN (@vijayanr) May 28, 2012
GE Centricity has been the choice of the USOC for a few years now. I’d love to go to London to see it in action first hand. Anyone want to sponsor that? I do LOVE watching the Olympics!
Encore: Why Linux? Why Windows? Which Operating System for your EMR? is.gd/wsIssE
— Richard Hom OD MPA (@GrandRounds4ODs) May 24, 2012
Does operating system really matter anymore? I’m finding that the operating system is mattering less and less. Ok, with most client server products you need a certain operating system, but with most well done SaaS EHR it doesn’t matter. I’ve reinstalled a few computers recently myself and all I do is reinstall my browser, hook up dropbox and I have probably 90% of what I need.
Dictation And EHRs Don’t Play Well Together: bit.ly/LJ2lej
— Elin Silveous (@ElinSilveous) May 24, 2012
The sub head on the article describes the link of EHR and dictation better: “Doctors who dictate their clinical notes before they’re entered into an EHR have lower quality of care scores than those who type or enter structured data directly into the EHR, according to Partners Healthcare researchers.” I’m always suspect of these studies. Particularly because they usually have a much narrower focus, but provide for a great headline.
Plus, I think it’s still early on NLP (natural language processing) and CLU (clinical language understanding) technology that will extract more data from unstructured text in real time to support quality care measures. Let’s look at this in 3 years and we’ll see if voice and narrative text is common place or gone the way of the dinosaurs.
Dear ambulatory EMR startups, Leerink says that just 7 to 8% of practices plan to sign a new contract in the next year or two.
— Bijan Salehizadeh (@bijans) May 18, 2012
I’m sure that this number is lower than many ambulatory EMR companies expect. It’s certainly much less than ONC would predict. I personally predict the number is a bit low. I expect we’ll see a few more EHR purchases than 7-8%, but probably not more than 15%.