Navigating Healthcare – Patient Safety and Personal Healthcare Management

Why Facebook should be a template for electronic medical records

Posted in Uncategorized by drnic on April 10, 2012

Facebook a template for electronic medical records – not as radical as it might sound at first. I blogged the same point back in 2008
A Facebook Medical Record

It sounds like Facebook would make a great starting template for a vast interconnected medical records system. But the reality is that the electronic medical record (EMR) industry is still stuck in the era of the BBS.

Open easy access that includes mandated sharing and open standards rather than the proprietary old fashion mechanism currently entrenched in the EMR systems. I’m willing to be that patients might drive this in the near future as we move to a more personalized system that is managed with individuals managing and controlling their personal health record.

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  1. Mike Bishop7 said, on June 15, 2012 at 15:50 (3:50 pm)

    First of all thank you for the article Nick! I found it while searching for physical therapy documentation software. I think that EMR technology is the wave of the future in a technological society. It stream lines everything and makes everything so much easier. It also allows patients to check their records which I think is great, so using Facebook sounds like a great idea. While their may be some risks, I think overall its worth it. Thanks again for the read!


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