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EMRs and Cost. Hyperinflation of Big Data. Healthcare collaboration.

Posted by Lawrence Kerr on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 @ 10:08 AM

We write a lot about healthcare collaboration. But this is interesting. An editorial in the Wall Street Journal, and report in the NY Times notes that EMRs and EHRs increase healthcare costs.

Design, promote, and sell something which is based on billing and regulations rather than on patient care.

Teach its efficient use over 10 to 20 hours.

Is there a surprise that billings increased? And productivity has decreased? 

Is this hyperinflation of big data?

Sometimes a well aimed gun misfires and explodes backward (the breech). Is this a breech explosion? Really, probably not, the gun may not have been aimed right to begin with. The best aim would be designing better care for the patient that is also cost efficient for the country. EMRs and EHRs are doing what they were designed to do -- bill and regulate.


Big Data explodes. Healthcare collaboration should be the target


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Tags: healthcare collaboration, EHR, EMR, big data

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