EHR Science focuses on the full spectrum of EHR-related issues ranging from architecture/design best practices to implementation/optimization challenges.  Common problems identified in EHR systems such as poor usability, security risks, and safety concerns are discussed in terms of formal software architecture/design principles and software engineering practices.

Key areas of discrete mathematics–logic, sets, functions, relations and graphs–are explored as tools for creating formal descriptions of clinical processes (e.g., workflows) and analyzing the computational properties of clinical concepts.

EHR Science was created by Jerome Carter, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, the editor of Electronic Health Records, Second Edition.  

If you would like to know more about EHR Science, please  read  Why Another EHR Blog? and EHR Science: The State of the Blog.  For more information about Dr. Carter, please visit the About page at Informatics