I usually create content nearly from scratch, yet today I have decided to post the email below as the initial part of a series of posts related to “Lessons Learned” and ”Best Business Practices in the 21st Century.” I comment on a variety of topics on Forbes.com and for the most part I deplore 20th Century business practice that does not work or belong in the 21st Century.
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Dr.Blumenthal described Epic as a “universal EHR system”—perhaps not the best choice of words. He is the chief health information and innovation officer at Partners HealthCare. Until last year, he was the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, where he was responsible for promoting an interoperable health information system—which Epic is not, but cloud could facilitate……..”
” When in the 21st century does a person as educated as the Dr. reveal that spending upwards of $700m on a non-inter-operable Healthcare IT closed system is the best decision! The manner which productivity is enhanced and operational expenditure are reduced is Interactive Visibility the 21st century best business practice only provided by the Cloud and most thoroughly by WebActionHero.com.
Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs] in Healthcare, in particular, closed loop decision making exhibited by Dr. Blumenthal will only exacerbate the 20th century maladies of Healthcare IT [which seemingly remain un-cured still] that can be solved by examining & implementing 21st century best practices and creating a sector that adheres to a “Lessons Learned” protocol of operational excellence. The dinosaurs, evidently do walk amongst us as exhibited by the decisions of an individual,who in all due respect has yet to evolve his stature to become a 21st century thinker and expert on Healthcare IT. Every dollar will be necessary to serve the needs of not only US health consumers but those here in Canada as well. Relying on the old way of doing business is not an option, given the demographic shift in the manner which healthcare will be consumed near, medium and long term.
I will state plainly archaic SOPs from the 1980/90′s should be eliminated.
I want to thank Zina Moukheiber of Forbes for her excellent piece on Cloud – Computing which was the reason for this post.