A patient-centered electronic health record

I didn’t care to start out with a 55 minute YouTube video, so I put the links to the 3-min preview video and a slide set below.

The current EHR model is that each office or institution owns and manages an electronic record that contains information about the patients in that system. Despite the obvious need and lots of talk, there has been little actual progress towards making these separate and mostly proprietary systems ‘interoperable’ and therefore able to share information. The result is that clinicians routinely work with incomplete or outdated information, patients are locked into their home system, and it is extremely hard for patients to access their own information in any meaningful or useful way. Care is less safe and less reliable, patients are prevented from actively managing their care, and clinicians are frustrated.

The Patient-Centered Health Record
Simon Nath, thehealthcareblog.com


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