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Leading healthcare from the Future as It Emerges, Reynald Fleury, http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=2671248&trk=hb_tab_pro_top. Video Rating: 4 / 5

Xerox asks Americans for their thoughts on Electronic Health Records (EHRs) including what they know about EHRs, what concerns they have and who has the most… Video Rating: 0 / 5

Jessie Gruman, Ph.D. — President, Center for Advancing Health. Video Rating: 0 / 5

Co-authors Drs. Matt Handley and James Ralston talk about their evaluation of Group Health’s EHR’s published in April 2010 “Health Affairs” journal. Video Rating: 5 / 5

Please accept our apologies for a technical error and advance to 2:40 where the audio begins. MESA Founder and Faculty Member, Donald Murphy, MD, and Program… Video Rating: 0 / 5        

A Harrisburg health center is getting a new home.

Two providers, Florida Hospital, part of the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, and Glen Falls Hospital, a 410-bed not-for-profit community hospital, are facing separate lawsuits for breaching their patients’ data. Two providers, Florida Hospital, part of the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, and Glen Falls Hospital, a 410-bed not-for-profit community hospital, are facing separate lawsuits for breaching their patients’ data. read more

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has officially launched the State Meaningful Use Acceleration Challenge 2.0, aiming to motivate every state to participate to help continue to improve care for all their patients. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has officially launched the State Meaningful Use Acceleration Challenge 2.0, aiming to motivate every state to participate to help continue to improve care for all their patients. read more

The following is a guest post by Daniel Goldberg, CEO of Gold Medical Marketing By now, most physicians have at least begun the process of cleansing their offices of bulky patient charts and opted for the less cumbersome EHR / EMR systems.  Regardless of the system you are using, EMR data may hold a value that is far less obvious than just convenience. EMR contains a wealth of demographic information about patient bases

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about EHR vendor lock in. I think this was prompted by some stories I’ve heard of EHR vendors holding clinics EHR data “hostage” when the clinic chooses to switch EHR software. I heard one case recently that was going to cost the clinic a few hundred thousand dollars to get their EHR data out of their old EHR software. It’s a travesty and an issue that I want to help work to solve this year (more on that in the future). I think it’s such a failed model for an EHR vendor to try to keep you as their EHR customer by holding your EHR data hostage. There are so many other ways for an EHR vendor to keep you as a customer that it’s such a huge mistake to use EHR data liquidity to keep customers. EHR vendors that choose to do this will likely pay the price long term since doctors love to talk about their EHR with other doctors. If a doctor is locked into an EHR they dislike, then you can be sure that their physician colleagues won’t be selecting that EHR. There are a whole series of better ways to lock an EHR customer in long term. The best way being providing an amazing EHR product. I recently considered another way that I think most EHR vendors aren’t using to create a strong relationship with their physician customers. Think about the strength of a company’s relationship with a doctor if a doctor’s patients are all familiar with their connection to the EHR. If a physician-patient interaction occurs regularly through the EHR, then it’s very unlikely that a doctor is going to switch EHR software. The most obvious patient interaction that occurs is through a patient portal that’s connected to a provider’s EHR. Once a clinic has gotten a large portion of their patients connected to an EHR patient portal, then it makes it really hard for a doctor to consider switching from that EHR. It’s one thing for a doctor to change their workflow because they dislike their EHR. Add in the cost of getting patients to switch from a portal they have been using and I can see many doctors sticking with an EHR because of their patients. Of course, from a doctor perspective, there’s some value in selecting an EHR that uses a 3rd party patient portal. That way if you choose to switch EHR software, then you can still consider keeping your interaction with patients the same through the same third party patient portal. Although, there’s some advantage to using the patient portal from the EHR vendor as well. It’s not an easy decision. Related posts: Mobile vs Computer and the Patient Interaction Expanding the Healthy Patient – Doctor Relationship EHR Backlash, Patient Interaction, Smart Phone Use, and Dell Think Tank

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