Richard Peters, Secondary Operations Leader, GE Advance
To call Rick merely an expert on health IT is to insult him. He still does shifts as an emergency physician, but he was not only the founder of the EHR vendors Oceania and iTrust (sold to MedPlexus, now GE Advance), and is the brains behind the continuity of care record format. Here he demonstrates. This demo was part of “The Next Generation of Health 2.0 in the Doctor’s Office” panel at the 2011 Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco.
SaaS and cloud-based medical record products and services are heading aggressively for physician offices. In parallel, the race for meaningful use dollars is on and legacy enterprise vendors are competing with startups offering more modular, lightweight tools across a variety of unplatforms. So who’s going to win in the race to getting EMRs to the 70% of American practices that don’t have them? And what services are needed – is software even enough?