What Does EHR and Health IT Mean for You?

As I continue sharing a thought provoking image each day this holiday week, I think this image will rub people the wrong way. I know it causes a little bit of pain for me, but I thought it was worth sharing to see what other people think of it. It comes from SD Global Tech:

If this graphic doesn’t bother you, then you probably haven’t been in the EHR and healthcare IT world very long. While I do think that we start to take technology for granted very quickly, I also think that many in healthcare have heard these promises for decades and many of them feel very hollow. It’s much better to show an organization that you can really do these things than to share it in an infographic on Twitter.

Granted, this image was shared from a company in Malaysia. I’m not as familiar with healthcare IT in Malaysia. So, maybe this graphic is totally appropriate for their market. Although, I’d be surprised. My international experience has been that every healthcare organization around the world is suffering through very similar challenges.

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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.

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  • John, there is a world of difference between concept and actualization and then we get into the real, validation. EMR/EHR’s are primarily billing engines. I worked for an EMR company and most questions and issues were around claims and payments. The few medical questions, they were related to billing too. I believe that technology will augment and help deliver better medical care, someday. I don’t have an infographic to show you how that will occur. I will work toward better and seamless integration of devices to EMRs. I will work toward better use of knowledge bases for diagnosis and treatment. I will work toward a collective data set (block chain) for mining ICD and CPT correlations. I will work to get preventative medicine back in the front of the room. I will work for direct payment cooperatives in medicine.

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