It’s Not About The Box Improving Care at Group Health with People, Process and Technology

September 19, 2011

New Developments in our Electronic Medical Record

Filed under: Electronic Chart,MyGroupHealth — Matt Handley @ 9:10 am

I am in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Epic User Group Meeting (UGM).  It is always a great event, mostly because it brings together innovative leaders from most of the highest performing group practices in the US.  Today is the Physician Advisory Council (and there are many concurrent council meetings, including nursing and pharmacy, with overlapping topics) and one theme has already emerged throughout the AM talks.  Involving patients more actively.  Great to see!  I am in a session now about having an online questionnaire linked to well visit checks, that makes things easier for both patients (well, their parents) and for clinicians.  Moving work to the time and place it fits best, rather than forcing everything to happen at an in-person visit.

Imagine having pre-visit questionnaires for well visits and for selected visits for chronic illness.  More participation, more convenience.  And then imagine people being able to access their medical record – and their doctor – through their smartphone – oh – we already do that through our iPhone app!

1 Comment »

  1. IPad may be more practical for this purpose, especially for the aging population:-) I can imagine GH clinic to go paperless one day.

    Comment by Donny Kwan — September 23, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

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