While it seems that many people are coming out with distaste for the Olympics, I am still on the side of enjoying the Olympics thoroughly. I’ve watched as much of the coverage as possible. What can I say, I’m a sucker for pretty much any sporting event. I hope everyone else has been getting as much joy out of the Olympics as I have gotten, but I digress.
As you know, each week I take a quick look at some interesting tweets that have been posted around the EMR, EHR and Healthcare IT twittersphere. Plus, I’ll add a little commentary that will hopefully start some interesting conversations and help you as a reader.
#EMR is carrying forward un-rechecked patient information from a previous patient visit. Expect a patient error or an audit.
— Jane Shuman (@Eyetechs) July 28, 2012
What a perfect way to describe the issue: an EHR Landmine. Jane Shuman is exactly right too. In fact, a local doctor recently told me the same thing. The challenge of checking and re-checking patient information from a previous patient visit is a huge problem waiting to happen. I think the doctor I talked to said that EMR perpetuates mistakes. It’s so true. I wonder what other EMR landmines are out there.
— Melissa Cole(@MelissaColeHTR) August 3, 2012
My readers agree with Melissa. As long as the iPad is a native iPad app and not just some remote desktop access to EMR software that isn’t optimized for a tablet environment.
I am hearing about clinicians emr committees, what about patient advisory committees?
— Regina Holliday (@ReginaHolliday) July 31, 2012
You have to love Regina Holliday. A tireless patient advocate. Years down the road I hope that Regina will be able to stop her patient advocacy. Not because she gets tired of doing it, but because we embrace the patient in healthcare.