EHR Alerts, Top 10 Health IT Topics, Gesture Based EHR, and Adverse Events

I thought it might be valuable to highlight a few interesting tweets I’ve seen recently. Some of them come from the other Healthcare Scene blogs, but I think you’ll find interesting.

Have alerts helped your organization? Alert fatigue is a very real thing, but when calibrated effectively, I’ve seen them really benefit an organization.

This is a fun list of healthcare topics. Do you see any topics that should be added to the list?

We’ve heard about gesture based EHR many times before. Mostly in the surgery room and mostly as demonstration projects. I don’t think this will really go huge and mainstream in healthcare, but could likely get some pickup for very targeted use cases.

Carl does a really great job in this article talking about Adverse Events and the legislation that’s proposed around EHR adverse events. This is a really important topic that doesn’t get nearly enough attention.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

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