Anyone know of a good primer on this topic. Trying to get my head around the CMIO role when it comes to analyzing the data from our EMR and presenting it to our docs in a user friendly way. What does a practicing MD really want to see? What type of data is truly actionable? Are we creating data for data’s sake or are we creating something useful for clinicians out in the trenches. What would you want to see? let me know. Thanks.
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I just finished reading ‘Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care’ by Marty Makary MD.
Dr. Marty Makary is co-developer of the life-saving checklist outlined in Atul Gawande’s bestselling The Checklist Manifesto. As a busy surgeon who has worked in many of the best hospitals in the nation, he can testify to the amazing power of modern medicine to cure. But he’s also been a witness to a medical culture that routinely leaves surgical sponges inside patients, amputates the wrong limbs, and overdoses children because of sloppy handwriting. Over the last ten years, neither error rates nor costs have come down, despite scientific progress and efforts to curb expenses. Why? To patients, the healthcare system is a black box. Doctors and hospitals are unaccountable, and the lack of transparency leaves both bad doctors and systemic flaws unchecked. Patients need to know more of what healthcare workers know, so they can make informed choices. Accountability in healthcare would expose dangerous doctors, reward good performance, and force positive change nationally, using the power of the free market. Unaccountable is a powerful, no-nonsense, non-partisan diagnosis for healing our hospitals and reforming our broken healthcare system.
Well worth a read – check it out.
This is something we at Brown and Toland have been working on for some time. It’s really great to see it finally come to fruition. Now lets go analyze the data!
A new study shows physicians using EHRs provided significantly higher rates of recommended care than physicians using paper for four quality measures: hemoglobin A1c testing for patients with diabetes, breast cancer screening, chlamydia screening,and colorectal cancer screening.
Here is the link to the study - http://www.springerlink.com/content/p62lv68333315162/fulltext.pdf