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Why Some Doctors Don't Lean On EHR
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User Rank: Apprentice
6/2/2013 | 8:05:41 PM
re: Why Some Doctors Don't Lean On EHR
I'm a firm believer that technology is here to help out physicians so if the physicians like to spend more time communicating with the patients rather than on the computer inputting data, then technology should accommodate their practicing styles instead of having them change the way they practice medicine. Providers just have to find a way to get the information gathered into the EHR systems so that it is available to other physicians as well. The information needs to be gathered and documented in order to provide the patient with the best possible care.

Jay Simmons
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User Rank: Strategist
5/30/2013 | 3:06:05 AM
re: Why Some Doctors Don't Lean On EHR
I met a doctor a week ago who uses his EHR like he did paper records; he dicated for paper, he dicates for the EHR (as described above). He only has a sheet or two of paper records when he sees a patient, and has no access to potentially valuable lab results, imaging and the like. He talks to the patient more in generalities because he really doesn't have enough history and data in front of him when he sees the patient. I'd guess he's mid 50's, very distinguised looking - and I'm sure he believes that he's G-d's gift to his patients. Personally, he scares me, and since he's caring for someone I care about, I will watch closely. My guess is that the only advances he's heard about in his field in the last quarter century come from visiting drug sales people.

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