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Is IT Innovation Driving Physicians Out The Door?
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zornwil
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zornwil,
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10/25/2012 | 7:09:56 PM
re: Is IT Innovation Driving Physicians Out The Door?
I don't dismiss the need to deal with the transition pain, but if these doctors cannot cope with the "new world" (which isn't so new), then it's time for them to go. I'm not a fan of a nationalized (for the US) health care plan, but one of the causes for the Affordable Care Act, and one of the things it addresses somewhat well, is the money-consuming, time-inefficient, and patient-endangering lack of modernization in the medical industry, along with many archaic practices (as one person who has gone from the IT side of health care to the business side of health care has indicated, the business side is shocking lacking in consistency, process focus, and other basics, causing it to look as ramshackle and duct-tape-riddled as the IT industry of 20 years ago - and, yes, I am old enough to be personally aware of the bad old days). I know good doctors will go out with the bad and that's unfortunate; but doctors unable and unwilling to modernize are not doctors we need.
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9/30/2012 | 4:24:47 AM
re: Is IT Innovation Driving Physicians Out The Door?
In what other industry are some of the highest paid professionals not utilizing technology and computers to perform their duties? I too believe that physicians hold significant value in our nation, however the times are changing and medicine is beginning to require electronic charting. With all of the variations in treatments, how else are clinicians going to track medication interactions, trending or lab values, etc?
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