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Lisa Henderson
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11/3/2011 | 1:22:57 AM
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Having experience writing in other industries, there are many that go through stringent steps before purchasing a vendor's software, and others that do purchase on the fly. I think that this may be a combination of the culture, like you mention ...hosptials and physicians just accept what is offered and the fact that there is so much to choose from right now, they don't know what to choose or have the time for that kind of process.

Lisa Henderson, InformationWeek Healthcare, contributing editor
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11/2/2011 | 2:12:46 PM
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Lisa is correct. This will lead to problems and possible documenation errors which could directly impact the patient or other providers giving care to that patient. I have worked in healthcare for more than 20 years so this is not just an option. Hospitals and physicians seem to accept whatever software vendors offer them. I think they make decisions on the vendor name rather than strict requirements.
Lisa Henderson
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11/1/2011 | 11:29:29 PM
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So this would be an issue....if you pump all this money in the system for people to develop and use EHRs, but then the EHRs themselves are not helpful or functional or usable, and the physician or hospital or medical group adopts a lousy EHR from a standards function, isn't that going to cause some downstream issues in a few years?

Lisa Henderson, InformationWeek Healthcare, contributing editor
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11/1/2011 | 5:32:18 PM
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Usability is unquestionably the greatest complaint regarding EHRs among physicians. There is a great advantage to be gained from and EHR that is designed based on first hand research and time spent with physicians in their practice. http://www.vitalblog.com


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