EMR Biometrics, Battleground EHR, and EHR Patient Communication

To be honest, I’m not sure this tweet is actually about EMR or not, but it reminded me of biometric integration with EMR. I was absolutely intrigued by it when I first started with EMR. However, I haven’t dug into it in a couple years and I’ve never really seen it take off. The only exception was this video demo of biometric patient identification which I think is really interesting and powerful. I’d love to hear if you work at a place that uses biometrics.

Hopefully these modifications can be fit into the $11 billion DoD EHR budget. Like any system change, some people are going to miss the old system and miss specific features of the old system. Especially since ALTHA was built specific for their needs. Good luck to whoever wins the DoD EHR contract.

I agree with this tweet to some extent. There’s some comparison between the messaging in EHRs today. The problem is that most of them just aren’t as easy to use as email or text messaging. So, that’s where I think the comparison falls apart. I look forward to the day when the comparison is accurate.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.