We’re Still Waiting For Searchable EHRs

  All Things Considered on NPR had a lovely snippet yesterday entitled Big Data Not A Cure-All In Medicine.  Admittedly, I rolled my eyes at one of the opening lines:   “…Those [Electronic Medical Records*] are available to professionals and importantly, they’re searchable.” The fact that non-healthcare people, journalists included, think software technology works like … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To All Meditech NPR Consultants

Dearest Meditech NPR Consultants, Whether you come from the halls of consulting firms or Meditech interface vendors, you are my colleagues, my comrades.  It is without question that you undertake some of the most grueling and unappreciated work in all of the Meditech consulting world.  You have been given the most limited toolset and yet … Continue reading

Why I download MEDITECH/LSS NPR Reports.

“I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” Have you ever tried to write an NPR report?  Have you ever scoured a data definition only to come up with half of the information you need? Or maybe you’ve painstakingly created the perfect NPR report, let it run for an hour and find to your … Continue reading