August 2015

As I have written more about EHR design, I have noticed the term has different meanings among various groups focused on HIT. There are so many different groups focused on HIT — each with its literature and jargon — that at times it is difficult to communicate. The rising interest in user-centered design has made […]

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EHR Design and Malpractice Risk

by Jerome Carter on August 24, 2015 · 0 comments

EHR adoption has increased significantly since the passage of HITECH.   With increased EHR use, as with any technology, there are bound to be unintended consequences. The same system that eliminates bad handwriting as a safety issue may introduce easily-misinterpreted screens or easily-misused default values. EHR-related malpractice cases are rising along with adoption rates. The […]

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Everything changes.   The workflows from last year may not exist next year.   There will be new reporting requirements, new data elements, new forms, and new coding systems.   Creating software that grows gracefully with the times takes serious architectural thinking from the outset.   Vendor pain due to changing MU certification requirements makes the case that flexible […]

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