Medicine is facing a crisis of information. Beyond the increase of biomedical information are rising demands for physician response to portal messaging (MyChart messages) and review of wearable generated data. More recently health professionals have seen a rise in MyChart messages coming in through the Epic patient portal. According to Epic, the number of ... Continue Reading about MyChart Messages the Wild West of Patient Communication
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?