Dr. John R. Scibal, how has MediNotes affected your practice?
MediNotes has enabled us to be paperless since 1990. Our office had been heavily computerized prior to that with respect to patient accounts and billing, appointment scheduling, and eyeglass and contact lens tracking, but the final step was instituting electronic health records. At the time, there was very little formal training offered, but we still had a relatively easy time converting from paper to computer records, phased over a period of about 90 days.
From the Top is a Q&A with key executives in the medical technology sectors. This interview is with Initiate Systems' Lorraine Fernandes, Senior Vice President, Healthcare Practice
MTJ: What is the current focus of your company's business? Fernandes: Initiate Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of master data management software for creating complete, accurate and real-time views of data spread across multiple systems or databases with a high level of security and confidentiality. www.initiatesystems.com.
Dr. Reid F. Conant, how has speech recognition technology impacted your daily work?
The Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical speech engine has become invaluable in my practice of emergency medicine. I practice in Tri-City Medical Center’s busy community emergency department where we utilize a fully computer driven prescription ordering tool, as well as an integrated EMR system.
As Chief Medical Information Officer, cutting-edge technology to streamline the way we operate and serve patients is and will continue to be high priority.
From the Top is a Q&A with key executives in the medcal technology
sectors. This interview is with Peter Durlach, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Product Strategy, Dictaphone Healthcare Solutions.
Dr. Eric Price, How has Allscripts HealthMatics EHR affected your daily practice?
Allscripts HealthMatics EHR has let me manage my patients more efficiently. I am able to keep track of everything going on with a patient from any location. From my office, in an exam room with the patient, or at my house through a secure VPN connection, I’m able to assist. Most importantly, it lets me communicate with my nurse more easily, and we are able to handle and take care of all issues that come up throughout the day. It has helped us work better as a team. I can order lab tests and get results back through bi-directional interfaces we have set up with our in-house and outside lab. We are currently working on interfaces with a nearby hospital and imaging center.