Google Chrome and electronic records

I haven’t tried it yet, but will soon. I’ve read that its Java and ASP processing is unsurpassed, in anticipation of Google re-inventing the operating system that will work solely through its browser.

How does this apply to electronic medical records? If Google Chrome takes off, Canadian EMR suggests that the next generation of EMRs will be ASP-based and will make Windows-based systems obsolete.

This makes some sense, especially with the emergence of internet-based PHRs like Google Health and Microsoft HealthVault.

If an EMR is internet-based, it needs to work 100% of the time. I don’t think we’re quite there yet, since even basic applications like Google Mail and Yahoo Mail crash and become unavailable from time to time.

✓ Join 150,000+ subscribers
✓ Get KevinMD's most popular stories