Healthcare Standards: The EHR is a Platform, not an Application

[MG] The #EHR is a Platform, not an Application http://t.co/lRVXKGBx #usability #healthit #nist
One of the challenges many face in their evaluation of Electronic Health Records is the treatment of an EHR as an application that provides all necessary functionality out of the box, rather than a platform that enables it. Almost anyone who’s seen more than one EHR knows this isn’t usually case. While we all might wish that it were true, there are numerous challenges to that assumption: 1. There is no single way all providers, even within a single organization or specialty, practice medicine.
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