Posts by: Dr. Craig Joseph, Chief Medical Officer

Performance Improvement

American use of the EHR: What can we learn from others?

Citing a recent JAMA Internal Medicine study, Dr. Craig Joseph dives into the differences between EHR use in the U.S. versus non-U.S. countries. Some results are more surprising than you'd think.

Performance Improvement

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice

Dr. Craig Joseph discusses the "default effect," highlighting how default EHR actions can not only improve the user experience, but also help clinical users take the best care of their patients.

COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccinations: Now is the time for healthcare IT to step up

Nordic's CMO Dr. Craig Joseph shares what healthcare IT experts should be doing right now to prepare to administer the COVID-19 vaccines.

EHR

De-adopting low-value EHR practices

Inspired by a recent article from the Journal of the American Medical Association about de-adopting low-value care, Dr. Craig Joseph shares three EHR practices he believes should be de-adopted for better results.

EHR

How to find your broken EHR windows

In his second blog post on broken EHR windows, Dr. Craig Joseph discusses how to find those problem areas in your system.

EHR

Broken Windows theory and the EHR

Dr. Craig Joseph applies the Broken Window theory to the EHR and makes a case for fixing the minor errors.

Performance Improvement

The risks of EHR theater

Dr. Craig Joseph discusses "EHR theater" a term he's dubbed to describe the false sense of security pop-up warnings and alerts present in the EHR.

Performance Improvement

How little things can make a big difference

Dr. Joseph discusses how small healthcare information technology changes can have outsized results on clinical/operational staff and patients.

Advisory

Reimagining physician documentation

With new federal rules aimed at reducing documentation for physicians and giving patients greater access to PHI, now is the time to rethink documentation.

digital health

Are quality metrics becoming MacGuffins of healthcare?

When we focus too much on quality metrics and too little on the patient, then we're chasing after the wrong goal.

Performance Improvement

Information Blocking: To block or not to block

Recent legislation will allow patients easier access to their chart data, so prepare for dicussions about privacy protections and data blocking.

Performance Improvement

2021 E/M code documentation: It’s the end of the world, and I feel fine

Nordic's CMO dives into the history of E/M codes and how a proposed CMS rule change could help eliminate unneccessary documentation.

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