Practice Fusion is thrilled to be teaming with Health 2.0 and the US Department of Health and Human services to issue a Developer Challenge this summer. This is your chance to use Practice Fusion’s brand new API to plug in patient-driven health data to one...Continue
Designing a good Electronic Health Record (EHR) system – one which balances usability and flexibility with structure and interoperability – is a challenge (to say the least). Not just for us, but for the entire industry.
The first post in this series described the need for a tool physicians can use to evaluate EMR usability. The second post set out a conceptual framework for developing such a tool. In this post, we present an actual EMR usability evaluation tool.
A fundamental part of Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems is the ability to share data with other, outside sources. Besides simply capturing in-office work – chart notes, prescription writing, scheduling, and the like – an EHR should connect with the “outside world.” This is the...Continue
Recently, we suggested that innovative business models can drive vendors to produce breakthroughs in EMR usability. We subsequently argued that market forces are more efficient than regulation as a means to assure rapid dissemination of usable EMRs. If the market is to work its magic...Continue