Virtual Care, Real Challenges

2020 has been much worse than anyone expected - and I don't think people expected much. I take some comfort that, when things were getting cataclysmically bad in New York City, in March and early April, our virtual urgent care staffed up, met the demand, and was able to help some patients. This is the story of Mount Sinai Now and COVID-19.

Enter the Informaticist

The Meaningful Use program to incentivize adoption of EHRs was announced right as I was wrapping up residency, and planning to embark on subspecialty training in Clinical Informatics. My first real articles for EPMonthly were about Meaningful Use.

Ten years later seemed like a good opportunity for me to reflect on the program's success (almost all of us are, finally, using electronic records for patient care) and failures (the systems are more limited and frustrating than they ought to be). The two-part article is available here and here.