I thought it was time to do another Twitter roundup and as I started searching for interesting tweets I came up with a theme: EMR and EHR angst. I’m sure if you use an EHR in your practice, then you’re familiar with this subject. The following tweets illustrated some of the angst that exists out there.
Absolutely ridiculous that we in healthcare have let ourselves become slaves to an EMR that focuses on maximizing reimbursement and feeding the algorithm monster and does little if anything for patient care. https://t.co/qoxz6qbH8c
— John Chamberlain (@misterchambo) March 21, 2018
I love the term algorithm monster that we get from John. I wonder if he’d feel different if the algorithm monster was able to improve patient care and not just maximize reimbursement.
"They [EMRs] are not the end game. Lots of places,… think that just because they’ve made the patient record electronic well that's it. But it's not. That is just the foundational piece.”https://t.co/daTEOWz2q5#EMR #BigData #patientsafety #AI #mhealth
— Jeremy Blane Young (@JerLagged) March 21, 2018
Jeremy offers a more rosy view of EMR. Although he still has angst that many people are treating the EHR as the end game as opposed to a foundational piece that’s required to get to the benefits that so many desire. I think many are just tired of the promises that never materialized.
— GomerBlog (@GomerBlog) March 16, 2018
Leave it to the Gomer blog to add some humor to the situtation. Unless you’re the one that far behind on your charts. Then, it’s not quite so funny.