Robert.Rowley

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Dr. Robert Rowley is a practicing family medicine physician, health IT consultant and entrepreneur. He built an early ambulatory EHR (Medical ChartWizard), which later became the basis of Practice Fusion, and saw it grow from a small start-up to one of the largest and most successful ambulatory web-based EHRs in the country. He served as Practice Fusion’s Chief Medical Officer from its inception until 2012.

Since then, Dr. Rowley has been a health IT consultant, particularly in the arena of managed care, and an active blogger. He co-founded and is Chief Medical Officer of Flow Health, a universal patient-centered, longitudinal health data platform, which serves as an operating system for the next generation of connected health IT.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Robert Rowley MD and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Robert.Rowley

AI as a way to overcome cognitive bias in physicians
Healthcare Intelligence

AI as a way to overcome cognitive bias in physicians

Many kinds of cognitive biases can cloud physicians medical judgement. With the emergence of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare, recommendations can emerge that help overcome these biases. In order for AI to be truly useful, however, access to large aggregated data sets needs to occur. We are seeing the beginning of this now.
June 27, 2017
The next generation of EHRs will be fundamentally different
Healthcare Intelligence

The next generation of EHRs will be fundamentally different

Next generation EHRs will be fundamentally different. The data will be external, shared and universal. The system will be broken into functional pieces. Chart note creation will be automated, and will use multiple inputs combining graphical, text, and voice over multiple devices. AI will be integrated to deliver clinical decision support.
March 29, 2017
How we can create universal health data
Healthcare Intelligence

How we can create universal health data

Increasingly, healthcare has come to recognize that aggregated, universal health data is needed. Efforts at population health management, as well as research into underlying patterns of disease and health, rely on aggregated data. Numerous ventures in this direction are now emerging. It is important to understand where we are in this evolution, and what kinds of future technologies can emerge once we get there.
February 14, 2017
Why we need an overall vision for health IT
Healthcare Intelligence

Why we need an overall vision for health IT

Healthcare is a vast, intensely complex ecosystem. In order to make sense off all the variety found in the sector, we can categorize health IT efforts into two segments: organizing the world's medical information, and making the data universally useful and available.
January 11, 2017