Episode 133: The End of the Paper Chart
When EMRs or EHRS first started popping up, it was an exciting time to be alive. The promise of no longer having to dig through fat charts to locate a lab report or trying to decipher some all but illegible note from a consultant left many physicians downright hopeful.
But, as with most changes in medicine over the past few decades, the real reason for shifting to electronic was financial. This means that many EMRs are not designed to better patient care, but to better the billing process.
Today, 2 Docs Talk about the role of EMRs, where they have failed us, and how we can still make them work for us with a little effort.