Archive for May 2013

Adopting HIT is more about human machine interaction than people think!

May 28, 2013

“As clinical IT systems become more common at the point of care, new medical devices are increasingly designed to interact with them. Recognizing this shift, hospitals are moving biomed departments to IT and looking to clinical informaticists for guidance where devices, IT and clinical workflow meet.”

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/device-it-marriage-requires-new-culture

EHR Dissatisfaction…

May 7, 2013

An interesting opinion by Kimberli Martini: EHR dissatisfaction: A tech or people problem?

http://www.govhealthit.com/news/ehr-dissatisfaction-hit-or-human-problem?topic=08,12,,29,24

There is plenty of literature about the failures of implementing information technologies. Most of the failures are mainly due to lack of proper attention to human-machine interaction issues, and still the most neglected aspect in implementation of EHR!