Beyond The Mask: Innovation & Opportunities For CRNAs

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Ep 48: How OSAEMR is Changing Data Collection for CRNAs

November 21, 2019

Dan Simonson and Jack Hitchens are long-time CRNAs that identified a need in the profession to be able to easily track and manage data. That’s why they created the Open-Source Anesthesia Electronic Medical Record, which they believe provides great value – at no charge – to CRNAs around the world. Find out everything you need to know about OSAEMR and its future.

 

Full show notes: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/?p=2163 

 

Today's rundown: 

1:55 – Welcome in our two guests, Dan Simonson and Jack Hitchens.

3:55 – Today’s topic is OSAEMR or Open-Source Anesthesia Electronic Medical Record. Here’s some background on what it is.

4:46 – Why is this important for our profession?

5:32 – This even allows you to track your data as a student.

6:26 – This is a project Dan and Jack have worked on for five years. Here’s how it all started.

8:54 – A labor of love for Dan and Jack.

10:21 – It’s been a way for both guys to contribute to the profession and more than 400 CRNAs are using it now around the world.

11:44 – How does this interface with other systems already in place?

13:10 – Have these EMRs been helpful in the development in OSAEMR

15:02 – Is there a reason people wouldn’t want this data out there?

16:14 – What is OSAEMR’s motto relative to data?

17:28 – There’s no data being captured in plastics work but this can change.

20:04 – Pain management procedures are going to be a part of the data collection.

21:09 – Here’s what CRNAs can do to help OSAEMR continue to move forward and grow.

23:04 – There are three versions of the product currently.

25:56 – What are the near-term goals for the product?

26:51 – Final thoughts from Dan.