The Private Practice Consultant

If I were forced to define the current state of healthcare in as few words possible (at least through the private practice lens) I would have to say its a… beautiful disaster.

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All across America more and more agencies are implementing EHR, including federal agencies like the Department of Defense, and State Correctional systems like the one i consulted for in Connecticut.

With all of the EHR adoption currently it would make sense to reason that we are very close to a fully interoperable system.

Unfortunately, that is absolutely not the case (I will certainly speak more to this in a future post, so be sure to stay tuned).

So, what does the private practice have to work with today?

EMR – Electronic Medical Records
PMS – Practice Management Systems
Outside Labs and Radiology Providers
Community Agencies and Providers
HIE – Health Information Exchange
HL7 – Health Level 7
MS…

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