Although I have pretty much given up the fight to get the leadership of the New Brunswick Medical Society to see the folly of their monopoly EMR policy, every so often I come across something so cogent and relevant to the New Brunswick situation that I can’t not share it.
So it is with Woland’s Cat, a blog published by Aussie software engineer Thomas Beale. I recently stumbled upon his revealing commentary on the concept of open platform, interoperable EMRs, and agree wholeheartedly with his premise that single-vendor monopolies run by profit-driven oligarchs and focused on their exclusionary software packages are doomed to fail, and rack up huge costs in the process.
But don’t take it from me. I’m not a software engineer, and some of his musings are very likely over the head of a simple country doctor, and DEFINITELY beyond the comprehension of those who hold desperately to the belief that a provincial EMR monopoly represents the best of all possible worlds.
I suggest you read it for yourself.
You can find it here.
It’s the cat’s meow.