May 2014

As those who follow this blog know, over the last year or so I have been looking at EHR systems from three perspectives: theory, design, and development.    On the theoretical front, the focus has been on discrete mathematics especially graphs, relations/functions, and predicate logic.   The series Mathematics and Clinical Concepts offers a look at basic […]

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Since the electronic health record is defined primarily as a patient data repository, it is natural to begin development of EHR systems with a data model.  As I noted in Is the Electronic Health Record Defunct?, this approach creates obstacles for building systems that optimally support clinical work.  Naturally, this leads to the question of […]