I’ve heard that “Plagiarism is the greatest form of flattery” and I’ve finally been flattered! I had writer’s block this morning, until a routine search turned up 5 EHR Workflow Flaws To Watch Out For. Fantastic! Wait. Didn’t I just write an article with the same title?
And there it was! Identical ideas and organization, somewhat rewritten, but in many instances copy-and-paste. For example, “EHRs fail to support user-shared mental models of workflow. One of the very few benefits of paper-based workflow is that documents and forms can” is word-for-word identical!
And no link or attribution to me.
Now, I’m the kind of guy who sees an opportunity in every problem. No more writer’s block! I’d write a blog post comparing my and their blog post. Just another way to get important ideas about EHR and health IT workflow and usability in front of as many people as possible. I’ve presented and written about these ideas for years, starting at the 2004 MedInfo meeting in San Francisco.
I’ve bolded the most important concepts and embedded a screenshot at the end of this post.