Information is not knowledge. – Albert Einstein Bits of information drive health care. A patient’s blood pressure is 140/90. Weight is 175 lbs. Blood glucose level is 190 mg/dL. And so on. An electronic health record (EHR) can gather and organize all this stuff for clinicians. But what does it all mean to patients? Physicians are always looking for ways to make patient education more meaningful to help improve outcomes. They want to translate EHR information into knowledge that will help bring better health. To help bring meaning to EHR data, Galen Healthcare developed eCalcs integrated health calculators using Allscripts Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). It’s one of the apps that we recognized in Phase 1 of our Open App Challenge. Turning information into knowledge that motivates There are a number of health calculators currently online – like the Framingham Risk […]
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