October 2011

My Professional Bookshelf

by Jerome Carter on October 31, 2011 · 0 comments

Fortunately, my career has included a range of informatics-related experiences. Over the years, I have done everything from machine learning research to running a full-time consulting business. My fellowship only prepared me for some of this–the rest I had to learn on the fly.     When faced with the challenge of learning something completely new, my […]


Web Sites & News Bites

by Jerome Carter on October 26, 2011 · 0 comments

The great thing about having a blog is that it provides an opportunity to interact and share with others. In my wanderings around the Internet, I have found many fascinating things.  In today’s post, I would like to share some of them with you.  Enjoy, and feel free to share your favorites. Music Jazz Online […]


Never Accept Cookies from Strangers

by Jerome Carter on October 24, 2011 · 1 comment

I like my privacy as much as the next guy, and I certainly do not appreciate anyone tracking my browsing habits without my knowledge. I became aware that I was being watched after shopping for lighting fixtures.  A few months ago, my wife and I looked at online lighting sites while trying to find a […]

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Top 13 Missing ICD-10 Codes

by Jerome Carter on October 19, 2011 · 3 comments

The ICD-10 code set is scheduled for implementation by October 1, 2013. ICD-10 (CM+PCS) contains 140,000 or so codes, far greater than the 18,000 that comprise the outgoing ICD-9 code set. A recent Wall Street Journal article described the granularity of  the new code set and provided examples of ICD-10 codes that will strike the […]


Once the workflow analysis for a task has been completed, it can be used to create a test script for EHR evaluation.  There is no standard process for creating a test script.  The method described here is one that I used for the 1917 Clinic EHR project.   Since there is no single correct way of […]


Steve Jobs

by Jerome Carter on October 12, 2011 · 0 comments

Pundits and experts are nothing, if not consistent. “So I repeat that while theoretically and technically television may be feasible, yet commercially and financially I consider it an impossibility; a development of which we need waste little time in dreaming.” Lee DeForest, inventor of the Audion vacuum tube, (1926) Chambers Dictionary of Quotations, 1997 “I […]


The ultimate purpose of an EHR is to assist in caring for patients.  Analyzing personal workflows aids in gathering the information required to choose the best product. Personal workflow analysis is easier to do than group workflow analysis because the focus is on the activities of only one person. How you choose to document your […]