Monday, November 17, 2008

The Health Care Blog: Confessions of a Physician EMR Champion

The Health Care Blog: Confessions of a Physician EMR Champion: "The broad message is that, to be successful, the adoption of health IT by physicians, nurses, and staff must extend communication and health data exchange beyond the narrow confines inside the four walls of their practice. Health IT needs to empower all providers to act as effective members of a team which includes the patient, medical home, specialists, and ancillary service providers such as pharmacists and lab technicians."

Right now, the problem with healthcare is that it's all about doctors - who decide what to do and when to do it. It needs to be about the patient - and the clever use of IT in health can allow this to happen !

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