Thursday, August 30, 2007
Some Assembly Required
Make the EMR software work right out of the box.
I do expect my local organization to build lists of my favorite medications, diagnoses, pharmacies, consulting and referring physicians, etc.
I shouldn’t have to be making templates for common problems. That’s what programmers do.
If I can't create a template or a reusable note as easily as word-processing document, then there is a problem with the EMR product. I should not have to hire someone with IT training to make the software usable or efficient.
Blogging software has made it easy for the rest of us to make a dynamic website with no knowledge of HTML. Now let's bring that ease of use to the EMR.