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Revise the Roles (and Rules)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Let Curiosity Cross the Chasm: Reducing Physician Resistance

Common sense and our own experience tell us to also look at the velocity of current changes brought about by required compliance with Meaningful Use and other standards. In any industry, the sheer volume of change would be overwhelming – some level of resistance is a natural response. As we … Read More

Posted on July 7th, 2014 in Innovating Health Care IT
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Beyond the Demographics Demon

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Let Curiosity Cross the Chasm: Reducing Physician Resistance

In a research paper presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 1 Anol Bhattacherjee, Christopher Davis and Neset Hikmet confront a problem all of us in Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) face at one time or another: physician resistance to or … Read More

Posted on July 1st, 2014 in Innovating Health Care IT
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A Tale of Four Cultures

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series When Worlds Collide: The Cultural Side of HIT Failure

In an insightful essay 1 Chuck Friedman, a physicist and educator, described his growing interest in the “soft side” of informatics. He observed that solid code and reliable systems were often insufficient to successfully adopting HIT in clinical environments. Even with the best of technologies, “people” got in the way … Read More

Posted on January 12th, 2013 in Innovating Health Care IT
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The Culture of HIT Implementation

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series When Worlds Collide: The Cultural Side of HIT Failure

“An account of technology’s frustrations can start anywhere, but sooner or later it leads to medicine.” – Edward Tenner In his book, Why Things Bite Back, Edward Tenner thoughtfully articulates what he calls the “revenge effects” – the unintended consequences that so often arise as we continue our relentless Information … Read More

Posted on January 5th, 2013 in Innovating Health Care IT
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