EHR Design and Dissatisfaction: It’s a Matter of Time.

As reported last year at HIMSS and by many online news and opinion sources since, physician dissatisfaction with EHRs is growing. Indeed, while this blog post doesn’t focus on the broader picture, general physician career dissatisfaction is disconcertingly high. The breakneck push for more and better EHR use as a component of regular medical care is a significant part of that malaise, but it is insufficient as an explanation. Read More »

OSEHRA Summit Shows the Future for Open Source EHR's— US Government IT Procurement [Updated]

The recent 2014 OSEHRA Open Source Summit: Global Collaboration in Healthcare IT, held September 3-5 in Bethesda, MD, was a huge success and clearly marks a watershed moment for open source health information technology (HIT), as well as a transformation in the way that US government agencies procure technology. The Summit featured more than 120 speakers addressing 90 separate sessions over three days. According to Seong K. Mun, President and CEO of OSEHRA, “this Summit demonstrated solid growth in both the depth and breadth of the OSEHRA Community.” Read More »

Open Source Motion Controller Revolutionizes Human-Computer Interactions

The Leap Motion Controller is a step towards breaking down this barrier with motion control, using the original human interface: the hand. It’s a small USB peripheral that tracks your hands within an interaction zone of eight cubic feet. While the hardware is fairly simple—featuring three infrared lights and a pair of cameras—the software makes possible high-precision tracking with near-zero latency. Read More »

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