Profile of David M. DentonMD
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David M. Denton is a board-certified pediatrician and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a partner of the Pocatello Children's Clinic in Pocatello, Idaho, and is affiliated with Portneuf Medical Center where he currently serves as the medical staff vice-president and chair of the Information Services Steering Committee. He also serves on the board of the Pocatello Quality Alliance, a clinically integrated network. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Washington. Dr. Denton has always had a special interest in technology, especially human-computer interaction and is passionate about the impact of both good and bad technology on medicine.
Articles by David M. Denton
Electronic health records need a design overhaul so doctors can understand them at a glance -- and keep their focus on the patient.
The government's Meaningful Use program mandating electronic health records is out of touch with reality. EHRs bog down process and can even worsen care.
Technology isn't enough to improve healthcare. Doctors must be able to distinguish between valuable data and information overload.
To win the respect of healthcare workers, software must address true pain points. In too many cases, electronic health record systems aren't living up to the promise.