No matter how well it’s designed, “the EHR will never be as simple as using an iPhone,” says Dr. Andy Gettinger of ONC. But there are steps being taken to make it less challenging, he explained during the 2019 CHIME Advocacy Summit.
Although it requires an investment in time and resources to map the current state, failing to do so can lead to more costs and complexity with a clinical improvement protect, says CMIO Dirk Stanley.
Although voice recognition solutions have traditionally focused on billing support, the real value of the technology lies in quickly extracting data for care visits, which can free clinicians from the workstation, says Mike Davis.
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.