Studies have shown in recent years that the quality of data in many electronic medical records is often not very good. According to Peter Witonsky, president and chief sales officer at iSirona, this is largely due to simple inaccuracies that occur more often than we think.
“A lot of these fall into the same category, in my mind, but it’s different ways of getting to that category,” said said Witonsky. “That latency of data is terrible. We have customers, prior to us, with eight to 10 hours in latency of data, and that’s not uncommon. It’s not the end of the world, but there are tons and tons of examples of what latency of data will do to decision making on the other side.”
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