In response to Dr Rowley’s posting
Note: I attempted to comment in the EHRBloggers blog but there were technical glitches with the “word” verification (used to prevent spamming) thus I am writing my comment here
Thank you for your well crafted insight into the benefits of ‘cloud’ oriented EHRs, especially for solo practitioners who may not wish to invest in in-house hardware, software and associated maintenance.
1. Is a solo practitioner or very small medical practice, likely to have the high bandwidth internet connection required for SaaS based EHR?
2. Like any other SaaS solution, does the Dr’s practice grind to a halt because an Internet connection is down (due to the fault of the ISP or any other conditions beyond his control) and the physician cannot request an EMR for a patient?
3. The ‘care co-ordination’ you write about sounds wonderful, my question is what technical standards exist for medical practices to exchange EMR data ? Or is the ‘care co-ordination’ you write about restricted to medical practices that use the PracticeFusion cloud?
Looking forward to the ongoing conversation