We’re back this week with a roundup of some interesting tweets that people have shared talking about the EHR and the impact of EHRs on healthcare. Take a look at some of these tweets along with some commentary. We’d love to hear your perspectives on these tweets and our response in the comments or on Twitter.
— Michael Pignone (@mpignone88) April 12, 2019
This was the most succinct description of what I believe as well. EHR software is largely reflecting the traditional payment model. If we fix the payment model, the EHR software could be much simpler and would be enjoyed by doctors more.
Do I have any faith that this will happen? Not much. If that’s true, then we’re basically stuck with EHRs and we need to make the most of it. Thankfully there are quite a few companies working on this. My hope for EHR software is that they can hide the billing and regulatory complexity in the background so that the main user experience is better. People really underestimate how big of a challenge it is to accomplish this.
Me: makes almost zero plans for May because of my company's upcoming EMR change. Makes plans for July
Work: we're pushing back out EMR change to July!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/q2xKgDAdlQ
— Eyeballs to Entrails (@MineIsaDryWit) April 15, 2019
This is an awful situation. It’s also amazing how many EHR go-lives are still taking place. They are an all in endeavor, so I could see why it would impact travel plans. My only comment for this person is that there’s a good chance it will be delayed until August. So, they might want to keep their travel plans.
Do you think memories of EHR go-lives will discourage EHR switching going forward? Or is it kind of like childbirth where you quickly forget the pain?
Can you guess what the biggest opportunity for EHR improvement is? According to the most recent @MGMA Stat poll, 46% said usability, 44% said interoperability. Learn what the federal gov't is doing to help improve EHRs : https://t.co/XAQXehEqhZ #MGMAStat #HIT
— Hollon Kohtz – In Austin for #MGMA19OC (@HollonKohtz) April 15, 2019
I’d like to dig into this survey a bit more. I think most doctors would have come up with usability if you asked this as an open ended question, but I’m not sure they’d come up with interoperability. Is lack of interoperability causing the problems that annoy doctors? If we’re talking pre-auths and things like that, then maybe I could believe it. However, if we’re talking health data interoperability, I’m not buying that most doctors see that as the opportunity to improve EHR. What do you think?
— David Chou (@dchou1107) April 19, 2018
Always important to add a little perspective to things. In the short term, tech can’t move fast enough. However, when you look at it like this, you can see how everything is getting faster, smarter, cheaper. That’s going to enable some amazing innovations that today we can’t even imagine. My favorite innovation it will help is AI and it’s going to happen faster than we think.