I am a big fan of Farzad Mostashari. He has great optimism when it comes to the industry, and his statements in this article give me hope that despite the arguments, reports, and general sentiment that experienced health care professionals have to go against Health IT, there will be a time in the near future when EHR’s are the norm.
In this article, Mostashari gives us three suggested areas for immediate improvement in Health IT. Patient engagement, revamped workflows, and set system defaults are three important issues, not only for their Meaningful Use implications, but because of their ability to truly improve staff efficiency. A properly utilized system will guide a staff into this efficiency if they are open to the changes, and willing to go through the growing pains to make it work for their practice.
This is a quick read for this Monday morning, enjoy!
Adam Rantz – Sales and Project Coordinator at DataTrade Solutions and Health IT, Meaningful Use and EHR Blogger