January 2013

Two weeks ago I wrote about the value of EHR timelines and audit trails. Today’s post takes that discussion a little further by demonstrating various ways of keeping track of data accesses and changes in EHR data element values.   Of course, this functionality is useful for any clinical database that might be covered under HIPAA.  […]


Database Shopping

by Jerome Carter on January 21, 2013 · 0 comments

After enduring the usual software development delays, I am moving ahead with the data store evaluations mentioned in the post Databases a la Carte.   There are three immediate goals. The first is obtaining a deeper knowledge of MySQL, which is more or less a practice-makes-perfect situation.  Thus far, I have been getting by on my […]


As EHR use increases, the number of complaints about incoherent paper printouts has grown.  However, it isn’t just clinicians who are having problems.   EHRs Prove a Difficult Witness in Court , an article from the Journal of AHIMA, details the legal headaches that can occur as a result of the inability to reconstruct an accurate […]

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Clinical Workflow Analysis: Next Steps

by Jerome Carter on January 7, 2013 · 0 comments

In the last post, I mentioned that I intended to complete a workflow paper that had languished for the last few years.  As it turns out, I made only a little progress.  This was not due to a lack of effort. It’s just that in going over the original outline and old notes, I discovered […]