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A burgeoning gap - Big Data and Technology skills

By Thomas Bauer Moderator | 29 Mar, 2016

A new EMR (or any software) is similar to getting a new phone. On the first day you are simply happy to make and receive a call, text and hopefully download your contacts. On the day I trade mine in, I realize, I probably have only accessed 25% of the phones capabilities.

As our profession is in the “new” phase of the EMR and other population health software we are just now beginning to see the possibilities. Like the phone, the next generations of technology will have greater capabilities. This has the potential of creating a gap between the software’s capability and the user’s skills

Given the rapid changes in healthcare historically (now accelerated with changing expectations) how will we prioritize increasing the proficiency of all users of these types of software to increase knowledge and adoption rate of these tools to improve clinical outcomes, improve patient satisfaction and reduce cost?

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