Monthly Archives: January 2014

$100M of Grid Computing vs $34B of Meaningful Use? Distributed EHR Workflow

Meaningful Use creates ‘medical bridges to nowhere’ generated a lot of traffic on Twitter this morning. What I find most interesting is that the $100 million dollar alternative to the $34 billion dollar Meaningful Use program is based on grid computing. And grid computing relies on the workflow management systems technology I write about here [...]

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Doctors? Programmers? Meh! — Maybe Industrial Engineers Ought to Design EHRs!

You may already be familiar with hospital management engineers. Industrial engineering is sometimes called management or health systems engineering (”Cheaper by the Dozen” is based on the lives of the first industrial engineers to study medical workflow. Read myy EHR riff on CbtD!).

An EMR designed and implemented using industrial engineering principles and techniques is a [...]

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