The adoption of electronic health records allows providers nearly limitless access to data for medical decision-making. Unfortunately, the vast amount of data available sometimes results in medical errors, as important clinical data is lost in the morass of extraneous data collected for non-clinical functions.
Additionally, because of the volumes of data available to the provider at each office or hospital visit, much of the valuable patient interaction time is spent focused on the computer screen rather than the patient. This problem is compounded by the need to enter additional discrete data into the medical record, often requiring the provider to ‘point and click’ buttons to build the medical record. The resulting documentation, although data rich, results in a medical record that often fails to provide an accurate picture of the patient’s medical condition.
This panel discussion will explore this ‘data saturation’ problem from the provider’s point of view, including the disruption of clinical workflows and physician-patient interaction. The discussion will explore the concept that mobile computing, specifically with tablet computers, holds the promise of allowing data to be presented to the provider in efficient, workflow-enhancing manners. The advantages of mobile tablet computers in returning the providers focus to the patient will be discussed. Finally, innovative ways to move data back into the electronic health record, while maintaining an efficient workflow and readable medical record, are explored.
Kin Lane is the API Evangelist for Mimeo.com, he brings unique blend of a IT, data, programming, product development, business development, online and social media marketing talent to the print industry via the Silicon Valley. He spends his days assisting application developers understand what is possible with the next generation of print and studying best practices when it comes to the business of APIs.
As VP of Technology for Concentric Sky, Cale applies his 15+ years of industry experience developing software and web applications, to lead a wide variety of projects.
Cale’s career in the technology industry started with Palo Alto Software, makers of the popular business planning product Business Plan Pro. Cale spent 10+ years leading development teams at Palo Alto, developing software products for Windows and the Web. As Senior Vice President of Product Development, he was responsible for all phases of the product development process.
Cale focuses on Enterprise Software Development and Mobile Development for Concentric Sky. Leading projects for Cengage Learning, and developing Mobile products for partners like Encyclopedia Britannica and National Geographic. Cale’s passion for technology, extensive management experience, and industry experience, are an asset to any project he’s involved in.
Cale graduated from the University of Oregon Charles H. Lundquist College of Business with a B.S. in Management and Marketing. He lives with his wife and three children in Eugene, Oregon. For fun, he enjoys spending time with his family, trail running, fly fishing, snowboarding, and the many other great outdoor opportunities available only in Oregon.
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Daniel Fitzpatrick specializes in general orthopedics and trauma at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.
Jonathon Dreyer is Senior Manager for Mobile Solutions Marketing at Nuance Healthcare – responsible for bringing cloud-based medical speech recognition and clinical language understanding services to a worldwide community of healthcare IT developers and provider organizations. Prior to his current role, Mr. Dreyer was responsible for diagnostic imaging solutions at Nuance and headed up marketing at Commissure Inc, a provider of clinical documentation and healthcare communication solutions.
Stanley L. James specializes in general orthopedics with interests in sports medicine at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.
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