I may not buy one to have it wake me up in the morning but a device that would shoot some nice smelling stuff into the air just before I arrive home with my son after wrestling practice would be nice.
There are a lot of these little things that will become invisible to us but will also be very useful. Things like sensors that turn off the stove, lights or iron if you leave the house or if it detects a fault.
I'm in a unique position - by and large ICD-10 has no impact on our product at all. It's an ancillary piece of data that we collect and we've allocated a field that has a length of 25 characters for it so it expanding means nothing. Obviously, our software is not at the crux of life and death diagnosis and billing decisions for hospitals so that makes sense.
Still, we are slowly being called upon to make customizations to certain forms and viewing options we have around the displaying of this data, so there is a little extra work involved. It's a good spot to be in, knowing there are guys out there who are up at nights worrying about their system changes. I guess when we get around to ICD-26 I'll be one of those guys.
neotorenICD-10 Compliance: An Opportunity to Improve Revenue Cycles?3/7/2014 4:14:54 PM
Sounds a bit like the Sherlock Holmes' "mind palace" where he uses a spatial organization of his mind to reassemble facts and associations which have to do with the question he wants to answer. Being Sherlock, he can, of course, do it all on his own.
In 2012 the Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI) put out its list of Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2013. Among them are the hazards that result from errors in data transmissions. s. Examples include errors in software that allow for radiology images, data, or notes on the data to be assigned to the wrong patient (like a copy and paste error). Just a single error in patient data "can have far-reaching consequences, leading to a host of downstream effects" that are tough to detect and fix. If a doctor has wrong information, s/he may pursue a treatment that can cause irrevocable damage.
mejiacCopy & Paste a Major Healthcare Problem2/28/2014 10:55:23 PM
I have a good friend of mine who administers a hospital's IT infrastructure and there is a big push towards leveraging the data. The sheer amount of data is overwhelming, and most doctors and administrators don't know what to do with the data.
tekedgePutting Big Data to Work in Healthcare1/30/2014 12:11:16 PM
great insight Bryen, the more information physician's have about a patient and in this case, their communication, the better that information can be used to support an individual's health. Unfortunally, most EHRs do not provide such capabilities.
Susan NunziataCould Electronic Health Record Systems Already Be Obsolete?1/29/2014 11:28:18 PM
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