Are we dying from a thousand clicks? No, and an article that suggests that we are is neither helpful nor informative, says Yischa Bracha, who examines the patient safety aspect in the first of a two-part series.
The more pressures physicians face, the less they’re able to demonstrate compassion, a key element in patient care. Fortunately, there are steps health IT leaders can take to help replenish the supply, says David Bensema.
The days where the CMIO’s primary role was to “keep the natives from growing restless” are done, according to Michael Marino. “You have to be part MBA, part physician, and part technology executive,” he says.
Budgets can force leaders to make difficult decisions, but one thing that shouldn’t be sacrificed are clinical informaticists, says Dirk Stanley, MD, who believes losing that expertise will end up costing much more in the long run.
There’s no doubt that social determinants of health are vital to patient health. What’s not so obvious is how clinicians can fit another set of questions or screening tools into the workflow, says Renee Broadbent.