Good luck Rob “@iHealthBeat: Building Your Own #EMR (via @THCBstaff)
http://t.co/4be8Xxecxj@doc_rob

— Farzad Mostashari (@Farzad_ONC) August 16, 2013

It looks like Dr. Rob Lamberts is crazy. It’s nice of Farzad to support him. I think Dr. Lamberts response to Farzad was enlightening as well: “Thanks. More endurance than luck, though.” He’s right. None of the individual components of an EHR are technically very hard, but the number of components you have to build is HUGE.

Patients with access to #EMRs are more satisfied. 82% believe they receive better quality care via @HITNewsTweethttp://t.co/OX4BuF5Es4

— CDW Healthcare (@CDW_Healthcare) August 18, 2013

This is a perception thing for sure. We are trained that technology improves whatever it touches. So, when a patient sees a doctor with an EMR, they believe it will mean better quality care. Reminds me of the “Got EMR?” campaign I talked with people about 7 or 8 years ago.

T1: Would expect #EMR will (soon) allow #doctors to view #epatients social media account profiles too (Like CRM already does) #hcsm

— Nicholas Magers, RD (@NicholasMagers) August 19, 2013

I question the value of having a patient’s social profile in your EMR. However, I think the concept of looking at your EMR as a CRM for patients could become a very important concept over the next 5 years. I think it will take more than just putting in a patient’s social profile though.

Source: Build Your Own EHR, EMR Patient Satisfaction, and Social Media in EMR