The transformation of health care delivery, envisioned by the underlying tenets of Meaningful Use, is one that has the elements of (1) coordination of care between all the different places where patients get care, and (2) patient-centricity, or a participatory approach to healthcare delivery. For...Continue
The move toward Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) is an important building block to creating a more coordinated, evidence-based health care delivery system, which is able to measurably increase health care quality and satisfaction while at the same time lower total-cost-of-care to the system. That’s...Continue
The use and scope of electronic medical records (EMRs) is being changed by evolving technology and the way it is being used by doctors, patients and people who are sometimes referred to as the Quantified Self (QS). This latter category includes people who are using...Continue
In a time where our ability to communicate has grown exponentially, it seems that doctor-patient communication has fallen behind. We have seen the positive effects of communication technology in the workplace, the business world, and our personal lives, but what about healthcare?
As the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems matures, the difference in what is expected of hospital-based systems and those used by clinicians in ambulatory practices becomes more evident.