New article in J. of General Internal Medicine calls for simplifying EHRs
At my January 31, 2018 Healthcare Renewal blog post "The inevitable downgrading of burdensome, destructive EHRs back to paper&document imaging" athttp://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-inevitable-downgrading-of.html, I opined that the downgrading of the clinician-facing components of EHRs was essential and inevitable. A new editorial in the Journal of General Internal Medicine makes similar points:Electronic Health Records: a " Quadruple Win, " a " Quadruple Failure, " or Simply Time for a Reboot?Journal of General Internal MedicineMichael Hochman05 February 2018https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11606-018-4337-6 "Perhaps most importantly, there must be a dramatic and thoughtful simplification of EHR documentation templates: it should not take over 200 mouse clicks and more than 700 key strokes to complete one ambulatory encounter. "Indeed.And this statement, seen frequently at this site, also appears:" Put simply, EHRs must be redesigned around the needs of clinicians and patients rather than billers and administrators. "The article also makes many other points about the technology I've been writing about for decades, such as the now-obvious grossly exaggerated claims about benefits and cost savings, and others:... many of the predictions about the benefits of EHRs have yet to materialize to the extent predicted. Though EHRs have facilitated some substantial improvements —the ability for cl...
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Date: Friday, 11 30, 2018; Speaker: Lawrence Corey, M.D., President and Director Emeritus , Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D, Director , National Library of Medicine; Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D., Director, Division of AIDS; Maureen M. Goodenow, Ph.D., Director, Office of AIDS Reseach ; Avindra Nath, M.D., Senior Investigator, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Daniel Appella, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Dima Hammoud, M.D., Investigator , NIH Clinical Center; Building: Building 38A (Lister Hill National Center)
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