I was invited to share some thoughts on OpenEHR, please also share yours. Nobody will ever accuse me of being a technologist—there are those among us whose expertise is the application of technology, so if I hurt myself trying to convey an opinion, I trust you will correct me. On my best days I see myself as an ideaist, which according to Google makes me unique as they don’t think the word exists. Maybe that’s why I can’t see my own shadow.
If there are two camps, those who want to see EHR up and running, and those who want to see it running on their own software, in my opinion, OpenEHR is in the former.
Understand, I am not suggesting OpenEHR is any of the following. However, If correctly implemented and deployed, I think stretching the current OPenEHR model could be used in conjunction to:
- Create a solution which could eliminate the need for Rhios
- Be part of the solution for domestic and international interoperability
- Facilitate the possibility of having a single browser-based EHR
- Eliminate the need for specialty EHRs
- Solve world hunger
Got carried away.
Now, good arguments can be made to explain away each of these. There’s always a long list of reasons why things can’t work. That’s the easy list to draft. If instead of suggesting why this couldn’t work, what would happen if we argued in the affirmative, to see if this is at all possible?
If it turns out that it’s not, I’ll take the 5th on my lack of technology expertise.