Time again for another EMR round up. This one includes a few pet peeves and also some interesting information that I think some will find useful.
Also, the tweets sometimes display funky if you haven’t noticed. The good thing is that I’m about half way through a redesign of the website. Once that’s done, I shouldn’t have that problem any more. I’m excited to show you the new design. Let’s hope it all works out well and I can finish it quickly.
RT @annelizhannan: What is the difference between a PHR, EHR and EMR… <- The first two letters? 🙂
— Michael Planchart (@theEHRGuy) July 21, 2012
I love the sarcasm of the response. I particularly like it when talking about EMR and EHR. I use them synonymously in all my writing. Those that make a big deal about the difference make me laugh since I think it doesn’t matter. For all practical purposes if I say one or the other everyone knows what I’m talking about. If you haven’t noticed in the same post I’ll interchange EMR and EHR. I’m sure it annoys some people, but I think it illustrates the point that it doesn’t matter. We all know we’re talking about the same thing.
V difficult to access clinic EMR from home. The EMR really doesn’t talk “Apple” & no PC at home. My pts and I both lose.cc @ahier
— WendySueSwanson MD (@SeattleMamaDoc) July 16, 2012
This tweet makes me sad. I don’t know how Wendy Sue Swanson, MD doesn’t know about all the ways to run Windows programs on her Mac: parallels, bootcamp, virtual machine, etc etc etc. It makes me more sad that her IT department didn’t inform her of these options as well. The patient suffers just because the doctor has bad information.
ECC comm report on EMR due out next week on 23rd. Expect our shorter letter around same time.
— Bryony Worthington (@bryworthington) July 18, 2012
I have no idea what the ECC comm report is, but it sounds official. I assume it’s a UK report on EMR since Bryony is in the UK. If someone else knows more about it I’d love to learn. Is it worth searching out when it comes out?