Beyond EHR and Meaningful Use

April 2, 2012, Download PDF.

Due to the recent Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), we are in the midst of the largest federally funded revolution in health care technology. However, even with the advent of electronic health records (EHRs) and their “meaningful use”, many questions still linger. Will we achieve what many of us have hoped and dreamed about for our health care system and the patients we serve? Will we carry out the promise of fundamentally improved safety, quality, and efficiency within our health care delivery system? Will this unprecedented federal incentive effort to overhaul our health care systems information technology infrastructure succeed in substantially improving patient care? Find the answers to these questions and more as Dr. Keley John Booth takes a hard look at the future of our health care system in this white paper.

Digital Dexterity or Distracted Doctoring

February 17, 2012, Download PDF.

The concept of “distracted doctoring” has been getting a lot of national media attention in recent months as doctors, nurses and other health professionals increasingly use mobile devices in the hospital environment.  Some health experts take the position that using mobile technology in the hospital environment compromises patient care.  Dr. Keley John Booth takes a different view as described in this white paper.