Tag: Epic Systems

Medical record indexing in the EHR era: Podcast with EDCO CEO Andrew Fehlman

December 28th, 2020 by

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Andrew Fehlman, CEO, Solarity by EDCO

Have you ever heard of medical record indexing? I hadn’t until I met Andrew Fehlman, CEO of Solarity by EDCO. His company works with major US health systems that have implemented top-end electronic medical records like Epic and Cerner. He compares medical record indexing to helping organize a complex inbox full of emails, PDFs, images and other documents. Solarity uses streamlined workflow tools and machine learning to boost accuracy and throughput well beyond what health information management departments can do on their own.

Andrew joined the company straight out of college, working his way up in sales and ultimately to CEO. He’s built up the company, led it through successful growth equity financings, and is positioning Solarity to thrive in the era of interoperability. Solarity has continued growing straight through the pandemic and is looking forward to 2021.

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Check out the rough (AI generated) transcript of the episode. Click on a word if you want to start the podcast from a particular spot.

By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group

Sutter's Dr. David K. Butler on EMR-enabled transformation

July 21st, 2016 by
Dr. David K. Butler

Dr. David K. Butler came to healthcare as a digital native, unwilling to accept the paper-based status quo. In about a decade he went from using Microsoft Word to make medical notes legible to being named Epic Systems Physician of the Year for his contributions to the field of EMR implementation and optimization.

Butler is VP of EHR Optimization and Transformation at Sutter Health. In this podcast interview, I asked him to share his opinions and expertise. You’ll hear interesting perspectives on workflow, video games, and more.

  • (0:13) You went into medicine to be a practicing physician. How did you get interested in EMRs?
  • (2:58) EMR implementation has supporters but also detractors. What do you say to people who complain that EMRs have ruined the practice of medicine?
  • (6:36) In a decade you went from your first insight on electronic record keeping to being name Epic Physician of the year. How did it happen? What does it mean?
  • (9:32) How do video games fit into your view of how an EMR should operate?
  • (12:50) You work near Silicon Valley. What are you seeing from startup companies there? How do you advise them?
  • (16:18) What changes do providers need to make in EMR utilization as they shift from fee-for-service to value based payments?

By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.