In 2011 I wrote about typing as a critical physician skill. Things haven’t changed much. Voice recognition has improved but admittedly only works in certain contexts. Typing remains key. It’s the interface to the digital world. You can quibble about EHRs but the critical nature of keyboarding goes well beyond records and impacts how we connect to the world. As I ... Continue Reading about Keyboarding Doctors: Would You Hire a Doctor Who Can’t Type?
If you got together the best user experience professionals in Silicon Valley and invested billions into the creation of The Best EHR in the World, doctors would still hate it. They would complain that The Best EHR in the World is destroying medicine and hurting patients. Long essays in the Sunday New York Times would wax nostalgic about the good old days before the ... Continue Reading about Why Doctors Would Hate The Best EHR in the World
If you spend time nosing around medical charts you’ll find that the quality of physician notes vary as much as the doctors who creates them. Even as physicians we sometimes have difficulty understanding what’s happening or where a patient is headed in their care. An informed patient begins with clean information It got me thinking of OpenNotes. This is a tremendous ... Continue Reading about Physician Notes: Access is Only as Good as the Notes Themselves
We’re excited to have Carbon Health as our featured sponsor this week. The ideas expressed, however, are shaped and written on my own. You don’t have to look far to find doctors and patients at odds with what happens in a clinic. Repeated questions, unfriendly EHRs and poor communication add up to a miserable experience for everyone. It seems way the information ... Continue Reading about Carbon Health – 6 Ways it is Reinventing Healthcare and Revolutionizing the Clinical Encounter
It seems Epic’s Judy Faulkner is killing the EHR. In a recent HealthCareIT News piece she explained 3 reasons why the EHR is giving way to the Comprehensive Health Record, or CHR. “The first is that there’s information that’s not in the EHRs now. The second one is care that is not in the hospital but has to be part of the picture,” she said. “We bring them in the ... Continue Reading about The Comprehensive Health Record (CHR)
It’s a daily problem for me: I’m paged to a patient’s number. And before I dial I enter *67 to make sure I don’t get a 2 AM call back. The patient never picks up because they think I’m a telemarketer. I then leave a message telling them that I’ll be calling back. I stop the game of cat-and-mouse by calling back two minutes after I’ve left a message knowing that ... Continue Reading about Doximity Dialer App Lets Doctors Dial Undercover