If we want to get an accurate read on how EHRs impact physician satisfaction and efficiency, we need to take several factors into account, including whether the tools have been personalized, says Mike Davis.
Although they rarely get the credit they deserve, physician informaticists play a critical role as the nexus between IT and clinicians – especially in an environment where change is a constant, says CMIO CT Lin.
Relying solely on technology during the processes of placing and carrying orders is like relying solely on a navigation system when driving, says Katie Foster, who explains the key role of critical thinking.
If we want to make EHRs more user-friendly, it’s not enough for clinicians simply to be engaged in the process, says Dr. Lee Milligan. They must be the ones leading the way, from design to training.
Obtaining useful information from an EHR isn’t supposed to feel like digging for a needle in a haystack. But for many clinicians, that’s precisely what experience has been, says Lee Milligan, which leaves them feeling “unsafe.”