The Myth of Health Data Complexity: Why Current Health Information Technology Systems Integrate Poorly and What We Can Do About It.

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Today's electronic health record systems are some of the most complex and expensive IT products on the market. Yet for all their functionality these systems integrate poorly with other clinical applications and use technology and design elements that are decades old. Why is this the case and what opportunities exist for next generation health information technology to become more open, flexible, and web-based?


First in a series of health information technology topics sponsored by the Jefferson Clinical IT Speakers Forum.

In this 45 minute presentation Shahid Shah looks at current EMR design and technology, explores the issues and options for health information technology modernization, and outlines what opportunities exist to escape the legacy EMR trap.

Audience: physicians, clinical researchers, IT professionals, JUP staff, users of health information technology.

Presentation: 1 hour and 4 minutes.