Frost & Sullivan Analyst on the Pain Points of Electronic Health Records

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6322734819_a6c9748c49_zNeil Versel of Forbes recently wrote, “Electronic health records’ usability, or lack thereof, is the big talk this year in health IT, as federal officials get ready to contemplate the rules for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use EHR incentive program. While Stage 3 will not begin before 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has indicated that it will publish draft regulations in the spring. The hope is to finalize the rules before the end of 2015 so vendors can update their technology and give healthcare providers plenty of time to install and adjust to the updates before they move to Stage 3.”

Versel continues, “With this in mind, research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan recently published a report for its customers based on a survey of healthcare chief information officers. Frost specifically focused on information retrieval, which analyst Nancy Fabozzi called the ‘next big thing’ that CIOs are having to contend with. Frost identified three major ‘pain points’ with information retrieval: slowness, inability to perform targeted queries and difficulty accessing unstructured data. ‘The technology itself doesn’t seem to be very good,’ Fabozzi said in this recorded interview that I have turned into a podcast.”

Listen to the podcast at Forbes. Be sure to also check out our webinar series, The Yosemite Project, covering the topic of RDF as a Universal Healthcare Exchange Language.

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