EMR Physician Builder course day 0 - it starts with a journey

EMR Physician Builder course day 0 - it starts with a journey

It starts with a journey or it's all part of a never ending journey? I am heading to Wisconsin to begin a three day EMR Physician Builder course. This first article covers the road trip that's led me to this point along with my expectations heading into the course. More to follow over the next few days.

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Epic failure - how can we achieve EMR interoperability when we have no intraoperability?

Epic failure - how can we achieve EMR interoperability when we have no intraoperability?

We are trying to reach a point with Electronic Medical Records where we can easily share medical information between providers at different geographic  locations. The road map for "meaningful use" had targeted this for 2014-15. Yet, the most widely used hospital based EMR system in this country, EPIC, fails to even allow sharing of data within our own hospital about a given patient let alone between other hospitals and ours. How did we drift so far from the goals of having EMRs actually help us care for patients?

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