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The EMR Twitter Roundup

Posted on October 26, 2018 I Written By

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Lots of really interesting discussions happening on Twitter about the EMR. Some are around really exciting developments. Others provide great insights. Others are complaining about how far we still have to go. Enjoy these EMR insights and perspectives as we head into the weekend.

I saw KLAS present this information at the MEDITECH MD and CIO Forum last week. The data is pretty compelling when it comes to EMR Training and Education and it’s tie to satisfaction.

The answer to this question is that this caluclation is really hard and the rules around it are really complicated and distributed across a large number of organizations. If we could solve this problem, it would be a great thing for patients. However, in our current system, it is a really hard problem to solve.

It’s great to see well done policies facilitated by technology. This is a great example of where that’s possible. However, this next tweet explains why we have to be careful about it too.

I hope he’s wrong about it being immortalized. Hopefully it’s just a step forward and that we’ll continue to see workflows adapted and changed. My guess is that he thinks they need to be scrapped completely and start over. Well, when has that ever happened in healthcare? Not very often. So, we have to stick to incremental improvement.

Getting the Team in an EHR State of Mind

Posted on September 23, 2016 I Written By

For the past twenty years, I have been working with healthcare organizations to implement technologies and improve business processes. During that time, I have had the opportunity to lead major transformation initiatives including implementation of EHR and ERP systems as well as design and build of shared service centers. I have worked with many of the largest healthcare providers in the United States as well as many academic and children's hospitals. In this blog, I will be discussing my experiences and ideas and encourage everyone to share your own as well in the comments.

Recently I had the opportunity to do something different, fun, and unexpected – I opened a team meeting with a music video.

I am currently leading an EHR implementation. Each month, I hold a meeting of the nearly 80 hospital staff members who are part of the project. The meetings combine sharing information about the project with each other, team building activities, and teaching them about change management, process improvement, and team dynamics techniques. I am always looking for a way to make each meeting interesting and memorable.

This month I wanted to initiate a good dialog in the meeting about a topic I wanted to address head-on: Why do Physicians Hate EHRs? And what are we, as a team, going to do about it to make our physicians love their EHR?

It reminded me of a great video crated by a physician right here in Las Vegas, ZDoggMD, whose videos I found through Viewing it again, it was indeed the perfect way to set the stage for this discussion. Fun, entertaining and such an accurate representation of how physicians feel about these applications.

The video itself got the team excited, motivated, and laughing – and led to one of the most engaging, productive, and thought-provoking conversations we have had on the project.

For the project leaders out there – I would recommend trying this type of technique with your teams.

For any physician or anyone else who has used an EHR and has not seen this music video, enjoy and share if it represents your point of view about EHR applications:

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