doctors, nurses and pharmacists … when they’re hit with too much information, the result can be a health hazard. The electronic patient records that the federal government has been pushing — in an effort to coordinate health care and reduce mistakes — come with a host of bells and whistles that may be doing the opposite in some cases.
When it comes to electronic health record (EHR) systems, many physicians are clicked off.
Study after study shows that point-and-click, template-driven EHR systems have sparked a big backlash against the technology. Physicians complain that the intensive data entry required in most programs, made even more intensive by federal meaningful use requirements, transforms them into clerks, slows them down, and turns face time with the patient into screen time.
The Future of Healthcare IT Siemens Healthcare
Apr 12, 2013
Dr. John Glaser, CEO, Health Services Division at Siemens Healthcare speaks at the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference in New Orleans.
The EHR in the years to come won’t be the same as the EHR in the years that have passed … technology will enable us in the years to come to do things differently, more effectively, than we’ve been able to do in years gone by.
The EHR of the future is not your mother’s EHR, as much as we all love our mother’s EHR.
Medicare Blue Button, a computer program that allows patients to download their medical history into a simple text file on their smartphones and personal computers. Then, third-party applications that you download help organize this information. https://www.mymedicare.gov
Stratis Health, a non-profit in Minnesota http://www.stratishealth.org
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