Wow. I posted a note on the AAFP listserv this morning … "I'll try to post some screenshots this weekend." I guess people want to see the screenshots .. as I have many such e-mails this morning. Here goes. It's a "viewlet." 50 screenshots in a ~4 minute demo. You will need Flash installed in your browser. Mini-EMR demo
The demo is a rudimentary example of my view of what we need to develop in the future:
PERFECT user experience
MINIMAL complexity – with focus on the core ADLs that we really need (and not what we "want")
Manage lists (meds/problems/allergies/procedures)
Communicate (order/manage/reconcile labs/referrals/medications)
Note that progress notes aren't here. Progress notes involve too much data "put" .. we need to focus on fantastic data "get" (show/visualize etc) .. and facilitated "put" where necessary. Think about the Palm Pilot. It does four things – and it does them well. EMRs today are like MSFT's attempts to create portable computing functionality: do many things poorly. I'll create the Palm Pilot for healthcare some day. I promise!