Med Student/Bioengineer Working to Change Clunky EMR
by John Bennett MD
Going through a few medical blogs out there this morning, and while looking over Texas’ Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Dr. Vartebedian’s great blog, 33 Charts, he mentioned a potential med student wunderkind from Oregon who was doing some startling things. So,…..
Well, move over David Albert MD, Cameron Powell MD! We have another doctor/entrepreneur on the horizon! His name is Roheet Kakaday MD, a first year med student at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) School of Medicine, by way of a bioengineering degree from University of California, San Diego.
He has started a very interesting blog in his first year of med school, called, “The Biopsy“. And, believe it or not, he has begun to tackle a big problem in Digital Healthcare today: the EMR! He was apparently perplexed when presented with his first Epic EMR, and has set about redesigning it, with a much friendlier interface, an engineering, design issue, not a medical issue.
Here are some screenshots of his proposed design, which seem to make the interface of the EMR very straight-forward, and simple:
Cerner, McKesson, Siemens, Epic, GE, Allscripts, please form a line to the right!
See a video of a rendering of how it would look on the iPad: