What can we learn from the disappointments of electronic medical record systems?

Journal of Health & Medical Informatics

ISSN: 2157-7420

Open Access

What can we learn from the disappointments of electronic medical record systems?

Health Informatics & Technology Conference

October 20-22, 2014 Double Tree by Hilton Baltimore - BWI Airport, USA

C Peter Waegemann

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Health Med Informat

Abstract :

The vision of interoperable Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) promised great benefits. After 30 years of implementation, many of the objectives have not been met and users as well as patients voice disappointment. This presentation will describe the original vision of EMR systems and analyze what went wrong.

Biography :

C Peter Waegemann is the President of Waegemann Associates LLC and former President of mHealth Initiative Inc., a Boston based not for profit organization promoting mHealth applications nationally and internationally. Until February 2009 he was CEO of Medical Records Institute, a Boston based organization involved in applied research and functioning as an educational clearinghouse, as well as Executive Director of Center for Cell Phone Applications in HealthCare (CPAHC). Since the 1980s, he has been a visionary and promoter of electronic medical record systems (EMRs).Twenty five years ago, he started the annual conference Toward an Electronic Patient Record (TEPR) that drew several thousand attendees. He is internationally known as one of the top experts in healthcare informatics, has published both in the US and in Germany, and is a sought after speaker on EHRs, eHealth, and mHealth. He has special expertise in electronic patient record systems, standards, networking, telemedicine, and the creation of the national information infrastructure. Waegemann has testified to US Congressional committees. In 2007, Waegemann was cited as one of 20 outstanding people who make health care better (Health Leaders). Waegemann is currently based in the Greater Boston Area, MA, and Berlin, Germany.

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