The Merging of HIT

June 23, 2017

Although most attention to HIT focuses on the use of the EMR, other recent HIT tools successfully merge clinical and administrative activities that previously stood independent of each other.

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Build a Care Team

December 7, 2016

A 21st century approach to care delivery requires an understanding of the skills and knowledge of each care team provider, and development of a patient-centered care model built upon the team approach to a clinical problem rather than a top-down methodology driven solely by the physician.

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Digital Documentation: More or Less

November 15, 2016

The introduction of EMRs over the past decade completely changed the way we write clinical notes. No longer limited by our hand driven writing speed, our notes reflect typing speed, and more importantly the functionality of the EMR used for documenting care.

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Precision Requires FHIR

March 20, 2016

Unfortunately like paper records, the failure to foster true interoperability as part of the Meaningful Use criteria used to guide EMR implementation left the industry with valuable data locked up in proprietary formats and incompatible data definitions.

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