What healthcare IT can learn from HP
[This commentary was written by PatientKeeper CEO Paul Brient]
How can physicians' needs and preferences be manifested in EHRs and other technologies that are inextricably linked to patient care, provider remuneration and physician satisfaction?
The answer is physician engagement -- doctors actively participating in health IT product design and implementation processes. Physicians don't have to code, but they do need to collaborate with those who do. If software developers and installers are given a view inside a physician's day and physician workflow in the hospital, they should be able to translate those insights into features and functions embedded in the products they design and deploy.