HIMSS and hEHRs
- There was probably no word heard more frequently at HIMSS15 in Chicago last week than “interoperability”; it even had its own section of the exhibit hall. One interoperability “alliance” was announced at the show, another was expanded. But will all the talk lead to meaningful interoperability progress – by which we mean the unfettered (yet secure) movement of patient data within and among various systems and provider organizations? Honestly guys, some of us have been doing this for a long time; it’s hard, but not magic.
- Why does it seem all the research about physicians’ difficulties effectively navigating EHR systems focuses on the ambulatory environment? What about hospital EHR systems (hEHRs)? Experience tells us serious issues exist in the inpatient world, too. So we’ve decided to gather data from physicians nationwide to illuminate that problem. Look for findings of our survey of physician users of hospital EHRs next month.