Poorly designed IT systems are the rule in health care

By tovarichpeter   follow   Mon, 7 Jan 2013, 8:44am PST   ↑ Like   ↓ Dislike   360 views   4 comments   Watch (1)   Share   Quote  

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130107162153.htm

Despite wide investments nationally in electronic medical records and related tools, the cost-saving promise of health information technology has not been reached because the systems deployed are neither interconnected nor easy to use, according to a new RAND Corporation analysis.

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Dan8267   befriend (17)   ignore (12)   Mon, 7 Jan 2013, 8:46am PST   Like (5)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 1

This is what you get when executives chide, "Any monkey can code".

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   befriend (27)   ignore (33)   Mon, 7 Jan 2013, 9:11am PST   Like (2)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 2

The only system that matters is the fucking billing system. Doctors can always ask the nurse, "which leg to I chop off?" or "what's wrong with this fucking goombah again?"

carrieon   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Mon, 7 Jan 2013, 9:16am PST   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 3

Just ask the Chinese or Russian's about viewing your healthcare records. Everything you said or gave to your healthcare providers have been recorded and shared with various data bases. Once on the internet, your records are viewed by anyone in cyberspace, including hackers and thieves from anywhere in the world.

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Mon, 7 Jan 2013, 10:11am PST   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 4

Systems aren't compatible - the only part that is compatible is the part that's submitted to Medicare. So if you want to view a record or an MRI, you have to be on their system.

Sucks.

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