Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Published Again

I'm delighted to announce the publication of yet another article of mine on Medscape (registration required; sorry):

Make Mine Paper

To the surprise of nary a one of the six regular readers of this blog, it is yet another screed against the hordes crying out for the universal adoption of electronic medical records.


At Sat Oct 04, 10:26:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Excellent work.
I especially liked the comparison between the different paper sizes. You should post the complete article on your blog so everyone can read it.

At Sat Oct 04, 11:58:00 AM, Blogger Cheryll said...

I agree: please post it. (Hint: there are more than six regular readers of your blog, plus some irregular ones...)

At Sat Oct 04, 12:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, no! Not the (w)hordes!

At Sat Oct 04, 08:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All true. I've seen some of those EMR records, and it's all boiler plate c*&p which freqently has wrong information. It's just real nice, legible wrong information. Guess it makes it easier for the lawyers. Tell the EMR mavens to go pound sand.

At Sat Oct 04, 09:08:00 PM, Blogger OHN said...

Very well stated! My biggest client recently downsized me to use a new EMR system. It is a 3 physician, 1 CNP practice and also happen to be our PCP's. They are having a horrible time with the change. I have noticed an INCREASE (after a 2/3 decrease initially) in the digital dictation sent to me as they are finding that dictating is actually quicker than data entry and rechecking accuracy with the EMR. I secretly hope they scrap the whole thing and come crawling back to me with roses and chocolate :)

At Mon Oct 06, 02:14:00 PM, Blogger Artemis said...

Nicely stated! Now, if only the bean-counters would agree. With your permission, I'd like to send a copy of your article to our practice administrator.

At Mon Oct 06, 03:17:00 PM, Blogger #1 Dinosaur said...

Go right ahead, Artemis.

At Wed Oct 08, 03:47:00 AM, Blogger LicensedToILL said...

I dunno, maybe true for you, but as an R.N. most progress notes written by MD's are absolutely unreadable as well as crucial med orders. I imagine nurses charting is just as bad.
To me, it just boils down to legibility.

I find that the (no offense) more experienced *Ahem* medical staff have the greatest disdain for computerized charting.

At Fri Oct 17, 02:41:00 AM, Blogger jmb said...

A dinosaur on more than one front. Just kidding, she says ducking.


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