The Physician Narrative Vs. The EMR Template

Or…How many clicks does it take to develop a narrative? Or…Why the benefits of EMRs may be at the population level and not the individual level How can you apply the highly desirable and perhaps necessary physician narrative using a template-based EMR?  The short answer is that you don’t.  Discreet data and a non-structured narrative … Continue reading

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Visualizing Diagnoses in a Patient Population

Data can have a certain beauty to it. I pulled the current active diagnoses of 1,926 patients from one of my former clients in WV (with permission of course) on March 20, 2010.  After first creating a similarity matrix from the data, I used Multidimensional Scaling to generate plot points of each diagnosis.  Therefore, the … Continue reading