When physicians and nurses “spend more time curating data than curing patients,” care quality is going to suffer, according to our panelists, who discussed how technology can be leveraged to reduce the burden and bring the focus back to the patient.
It’s not just about building and configuring an EHR system, but providing the right training and support, and making sure IT can work with clinicians to make sure it’s being used optimally, says Steven Goriah.
It’s never easy to introduce change to physicians, especially when it challenges their core beliefs. But with the right approach, the right people, and the right governance structure, it can be done, according to Steve Hess and CT Lin of UCHealth.
While there are select areas of the EHR where it’s possible to stop doctors in their tracks and make sure data is entered correctly, should it be done? In this piece, Craig Joseph, MD, discusses hard stops.
The goal is the same: to improve the delivery of care. But how IT and clinicians believe it can be achieved – and what they perceive to be the key obstacles – can be as different as night and day. So how can leaders close the gap?