A rose by any other name….

HealthBlog: “Monday evening, I was invited to attend a dinner with my fellow panelists (Dr. David Kibbe, Ravi Sharma, Steve Adams, Martin Pellinat) and others to discuss the idea of clinical groupware.  If you are not familiar with that term, clinical groupware is described as a set of practice management, electronic medical record, decision support, prescription writing and other solutions that could be delivered to clinical practices as services over the Internet.” – Hold the phone. Isn’t that the same thing as SaaS or clound computing or simply and extension of EMR/EHR? Sounds like it to me. Maybe we should all agree on a standard naming convention as different names for the same thing is more confusing than helpful. I’m just sayin’…

2 thoughts on “A rose by any other name….”

  1. Well… If they give it a cool name, attached just to health care, they become known for starting a revolution. Too bad health care is about 20 years behind the norm, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the picture.

    The idea of having your private medial records zipping around the net is scary to a lot of people, technologically it’s not rocket science, the problem is privacy. I’m just sayin’…

  2. Yeah, I agree with most of what you’re saying. The only thing that raises my eyebrow a bit is the privacy issue. People are willing to store their credit card and bank account numbers on the net all the time. I’d much rather have someone see my MRI results or know my labs aren’t perfect than have them gain access to my accounts. I’m just sayin’…

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