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Alison Diana
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2/11/2014 | 12:21:00 PM
Belts and Suspenders
Ever since my doctor discovered what I write about, we seem to spend half my appointment time discussing technology. He's older -- probably in his 60s -- and loves his iPhone (one of his first questions after the iPhone 5 came out was whether he should upgrade). But when it comes to his office he's absolutely adament that his paper files are here to stay. The doctor is slowly -- too slowly for his staff -- adding an EMR, although he ruefully admits to missing the financial incentives by years. When I said he could then get rid of the paper files that fill the reception area and several unused examination rooms, his eyes flashed and he clasped my folder closer to his chest. "Never!" he roared, while his nurse shook her head. I cannot imagine he's alone in feeling that way. But having an EMR will make it easier for him to sell his practice when he decides to retire.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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2/11/2014 | 10:26:27 AM
No dumb questions
I wrote this in keeping with the theory that there are no dumb questions ... or at any rate, that you ought to get your dumb questions out of the way so you can move on to better ones.
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