Electronic Medical Records – Past, Present and Future

By Dr. Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of the Main Operating Room, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Case Western Reserve University and Northeast Ohio Medical University. A board-certified anesthesiologist, researcher, medical ...

Practical Steps Addressing Healthcare Interoperability

Dr. John Loonsk’s blog, “Where’s the plan for interoperability?” posted on Healthcare IT News September 22, 2014 outlines the challenges towards healthcare interoperability: Infinite extensible architecture Discipline towards execution – “Interoperability is not about bright ...

Commenting on IBM, Apple and Epic Alliance

In a recent article, IBM, Apple and Epic: Health IT’s Dream Team it was noted the alliance has some ‘particularly promising implications for healthcare’.  The goal of the alliance is to create a ‘true mobile ...

Will We Create Another Frankenstein EHR?

By Dr. Donald M . Voltz, MD, Autman Hospital,Ohio While many children will trick or treat, the DoD Healthcare Management System Modernization closes its bidding process today to replace their current EHR for active-duty personal ...

EHR and Physician Workflow

In a recent Health Leaders post, many billions of dollar from private and government funds have been poured into electronic medical records (EHR's) yet the return on this investment has not demonstrated a return. Air ...

EMR Interoperability

AHA (American Hospital Association) market analysis trends reported an increased number of mergers and acquisitions since 2010 (156 in 2010, with Becker review reporting 186 between August to December 2012). Healthcare consolidation is driven by ...