MedData has been meeting
the needs of 100's of physicians for over 20 years. We have been
transforming our company from a transcription service to medical records
EHRs have been a source of both promise and
frustration. While they enable doctors to improve quality of care and remotely
access medical records, EHRs also:
time-consuming data entry that could be better accomplished by clerks and
- Were difficult to
- Interfered with
patient face-to-face interaction;
- Degraded clinical
state of EHR technology has introduced several impediments to providing patient
care, undermining physician professional satisfaction. Many of these
problems--such as the proliferation of clinical information that doctors don't
trust--also should be of great concern to patients. Patients, providers,
payers, and vendors all have an interest in improving the usability of EHRs and
integrating them into clinical workflows that produce better, more efficient
taking a patient’s history points and clicks a computer form to record
information, but recognizes that many parts of the patient’s story will be lost
because they don’t fit the template. Couple the burden and disappointment
of inadequate EHRs with the added obligation of entering data to a patient
record at the rate of 30-40 keystrokes per patient, and physicians are left
with much less time for real patient care. A physician trying to learn
more about a patient’s prior hospital admission can’t find the information he
needs because the record is an example of “note bloat,” overflowing with big
chunks of information that were cut and pasted from day to day, but containing
little of real use.
health records (EHRs), widely touted as technological tools to improve patient
care, have in fact increased physicians’ workloads and administrative burdens.
Physicians complain that their digital record systems are interfering with face-to-face
encounters with their patients.
a study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine found that emergency
physicians spent 43 percent of their time entering data into a computer,
compared to only 28 percent of their time spent talking to patients. It went on to say that “during a typical
10-hour shift, a doctor would click a mouse almost 4000 times.”
area of concern is the documentation of the clinical notes. In most cases this
slows the productivity down substantially and therefore they don't take the
time to input all of the information that is needed for full documentation.
Software Advice, a website
that reviews medical software, launched a survey on how to improve
doctor-patient interactions in the EMR era and the results are finally
in. One of the suggestions for maintaining quality relationships was:
AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE !!!
This leaves the
physician free to focus fully on the patient—making eye contact, watching for
signs of relief or distress or holding a hand—rather than having one eye on a
computer screen and both hands on a keyboard.
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