It was only a matter of time before we saw the appearance of an Epic parody account. Check out EpicParodyEMR on Twitter. More importantly, check out how it gets shared. It’s short format red meat for angry doctors. Parody accounts tell a bigger story about physicians than any documentary or long-form New York Times article. Online culture has created a million ... Continue Reading about Epic Parody
It seems Epic’s Judy Faulkner is killing the EHR. In a recent HealthCareIT News piece she explained 3 reasons why the EHR is giving way to the Comprehensive Health Record, or CHR. “The first is that there’s information that’s not in the EHRs now. The second one is care that is not in the hospital but has to be part of the picture,” she said. “We bring them in the ... Continue Reading about The Comprehensive Health Record (CHR)
There are two doctors I work with: those using EPIC in my hospital network and those outside of EPIC. Increasingly, the experience with the two providers is very different. EPIC practice. I have full access to everything that’s ever been done to a child. After I see a patient my findings and impression are immediately available to the referring doctor. As labs ... Continue Reading about EPIC and Analog: A Tale of Two Offices
Check out Flo, a handheld EMR concept from Oregon Health & Science University Medical student, Roheet Kakaday. While it may be a leap from concept to execution, it’s refreshing to see a budding health professional unwilling to blindly goosestep to EPIC’s monotonous beat. While most first year medical students are holed away memorizing lists, Roheet is ... Continue Reading about Bucking EPIC’s Monotonous Beat
A Kentucky electrophysiologist created a satirical post recently that positioned the EPIC EHR as a computer game. Screenshots of platform were used and he was subsequently forced to remove the images. Wes Fisher caught the story and has the necessary links. While I didn't feel that the original post was nearly as clever as it was provocative and snarky, Wes’ pithy ... Continue Reading about Do Patients Have a Right to Understand the EHR?
I spent the entire 4th of July weekend covering the inpatient GI service at Texas Children's Hospital. Our inpatient medical records were recently transitioned to Epic. I rounded the entire weekend without picking up a pen. Amazing, really. Here's what I've noticed when working with EMRs: I find myself focused on the technology. Pulldowns, data, pasting, ... Continue Reading about Transient EPIC Disconnect