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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

HIMSS13 Wednesday March 6th

Probably be a huge line and overflow crowd at 1 pm to see and hear The Big Dawg. Need to get over to Great Hall A early.

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FROM EHR INTELLIGENCE




Well, maybe it's because the Cert is of marginal value to the people who actually have to use these systems. ONC punted on Usability, they punted on QMS (Quality Management Systems), and while they talk a good "interoperability" game, they're not requiring very much in that area either. It's probably the case that the market is moving much faster than ONC. That whole "creative destruction" thing.

apropos...

EHR user satisfaction decreasing, according to study

Satisfaction and usability ratings for certified electronic health records (EHRs) have decreased since 2010 among clinicians across a range of indicators, according to survey results released by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and AmericanEHR Partners in a presentation, “Challenges with Meaningful Use: EHR Satisfaction & Usability Diminishing,” at the 2013 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans.

Overall, user satisfaction fell 12% from 2010 to 2012. Users who are “very dissatisfied” increased 10% during the same time period.


“Dissatisfaction is increasing regardless of practice type or EHR system,” says Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP, who leads the ACP's medical practice, professionalism and quality division. “These findings highlight the need for the meaningful use program and EHR manufacturers to focus on improving EHR features and usability to help reduce inefficient work flows, improve error rates and patient care, and for practices to recognize the importance of ongoing training at all stages of EHR adoption.”...
Jus' sayin'...

PRESIDENT CLINTON

The hall was packed a half hour prior to start-time. 
 
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From a HIMSS email I got after I got from Bill's address.
Time flies when you’re at HIMSS13! Today is the last day that the exhibitor floor will be open. As of this morning, we have 34,500 total attendees and 13,888 professional attendees.

If you plan to attend President Clinton’s keynote, please note that photography, audio and video recording, and reporting on the specifics of the address are strictly prohibited.
Uh, OK, well, that chicken has long flown the coop. The place was a sea of iPhones held aloft in movie mode. I walked in right past tiers of security, cameras visible on my shoulder. Nothing prohibitory was posted anywhere. And, by the end of his talk, the "specifics" were fairly ablaze on Twitter.
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More to come...

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