Published: Nov 12, 2015
The use of information technology in healthcare holds so much promise, and potential yet to be realized. Ask any front line physician and they will list electronic medical records (EMRs) as one of their biggest daily frustrations. A brilliant video by Zubin Damania, also known as ZDoggMD, recently parodied the current situation and the pain felt by doctors on a daily basis. But it really isn’t all about doctors. Patients too are on the receiving end. Talk to many patients who interact with their physicians — especially in office settings — and they will cite their personal annoyance with the fact their doctor hardly looks them in the eye anymore. “Every few seconds the doctor just kept turning around and looking at their screen and typing away,” is a common complaint.
This post appeared at KevinMD. Suneel Dhand is an internal medicine physician and author of Thomas Jefferson: Lessons from a Secret Buddha and High Percentage Wellness Steps: Natural, Proven, Everyday Steps to Improve Your Health & Well-being. He blogs at his self-titled site, Suneel Dhand.
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