Where is The Friction in Your Organization?

Posted by EHRblogger on April 23, 2013 at 5:08 pm

In physics, friction is broadly defined as a force that resists motion. More friction means more work required to move in the direction that you want to. However, this concept isn’t limited to physical objects–we frequently make use of the term in software, as well. For example, in the world of online retail, friction applies [...]

A Trip Into Your Patients’ Future Doctor Visit

Posted by EHRblogger on April 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Most doctors haven’t appreciated their government-sponsored migration from paper charts to a clunky keyboard. The pointing and clicking is killing productivity in the name of data capture. But what if I told you that you can increase productivity by completely eliminating chart interaction? I can easily imagine a not so distant future where your patients [...]

Meaningful Use: Why It Matters For Patients

Posted by EHRblogger on March 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Meaningful use is difficult to understand, even for physicians. Its many measures have left doctors with questions like: What regulations apply to my practice? What is mandatory and what is optional? At my practice, who is responsible for compliance? How will meaningful use affect my workflow? Another important question physicians should be considering is: How [...]

My Name is (Insert Name), Not “Intern”—5 Reasons Why Your Intern is Valuable:

Posted by EHRblogger on March 11, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Internship programs have become a two-way street for students and employers. Students value work force experience that builds up their resumes. Businesses value up-and-coming young talent who are eager to learn and willing to pitch in. In fact, according to an article posted on Business Insider, roughly 75% of students get involved with at least [...]

EHR Decisions, Decisions…

Posted by EHRblogger on February 28, 2013 at 7:39 pm

We all face daily decisions—from what to wear to the complexities of selecting a mutual fund for our 401k. It’s all about making the best informed choice at the right time. It is so important when practices assess EHRs—a decision so fundamental to their success—that they use the utmost due-diligence and reasoned consideration. Yet time [...]