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EHR Design and Dissatisfaction: It’s a matter of time.

... took the least amount of time was VA VistA, which averaged about 20 minutes per day and 100 minutes per week—80 percent less than the ... product of a community development process as opposed to a company competing in the feature function wars that have bloated most EHRs. The ...

Edmund Billings - 11/19/2014 - 23:32 - 1 comment

Interoperability in the Cloud

... Expedia, Quicken, Concur, etc. Really, it’s just about any Web site that sells something and enables the use of a credit card. ... Outside healthcare, the cloud enables competition. If some company can beat Amazon at the online merchandising game, they are free to do ...

Edmund Billings - 04/24/2017 - 16:09 - 0 comments

TECH: The VA and Health IT--A Model that Works

... that range from allergic reactions to death. Concerned about privacy, some patients might opt out. Certainly, legislation will be ... who transformed the VA is now CEO of Medsphere Systems, a company that is adapting the VA’s software (VisTa) for other doctors and ...

Anonymous (not verified) - 07/31/2014 - 10:07

Code Red

... ability to mine data from millions of computerized records about what actually works. It would seem heartening, then, that the ... installed, by contrast, was the product of a private company called Cerner Corporation. It was designed by software engineers using ...

david.macfarlane - 07/31/2014 - 10:06

Patient mix-ups happen more often than you think. Why the easy fix isn't easy at all

... strong political resistance. Many Americans are skeptical about the privacy implications of government ID programs, and privacy advocates ... CEO of  Medsphere Systems , an electronic medical records company. “If you’re sharing data and end up with the incorrect patient, the ...

Irv Lichtenwald - 04/15/2016 - 16:46 - 0 comments

Do we have to define population health to make it useful?

... describes is the failure of Google Flu Trends (GFT), the company’s effort at tracking search data and alerting public health officials ... outbreaks before the Centers for Disease Control could know about them. “When Google quietly euthanized the program … it turned the ...

Medsphere - 07/10/2017 - 00:53 - 0 comments

Closed Records, EHR Decertification and the DoD

... in the next cycle?  To what PACs do the various EHR company CEOs contribute?  The imagination can wander, given the chance. ... of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has some major concerns about the present DOD EMR Procurement project. His corners echo a number of ...

Edmund Billings - 02/13/2015 - 12:21 - 1 comment

The Digital Pioneer

... Consider the VA's in-home monitoring program, which has about 40,000 patients enrolled. The VA says the program has reduced hospital ... In January, the two systems and a private managed-care company, Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, plan to test a pilot on how to ...

admin - 07/31/2014 - 10:06

How the VA Healed Itself

... comparison, has allocated more than $10 billion and Canada about $2 billion to start similar initiatives. Ken Kizer, for one, is not ... annual sales. His goal is to take VistA to the masses. The company was founded in 2002 by Scott and Steve Shreeve, brothers who became ...

david.macfarlane - 07/31/2014 - 10:07