Re: Growing Pains
I completely agree these issues will not be solved overnight. I think instead of continually lamenting about the problems, physicians and other providers need to become part of the solution. Granted, this is not for everyone, but those inclined to put in the time and energy to bring solutions to the market or to the IT folks in a non-threatening way just might help our plight. I fully appreciate the limitations of expanding and customizing the complex EMR's that have been deployed. With our input, reflection on our workflows, and communication of our needs (possibly even bringing other solutions to the table), will help move this issue along. I have been involved in this aspect of healthcare while maintaining a full-time clinical position. Although I am frustrated and feel like we have a huge hurdle to climb, it is my hope that we can collaboratively address the clinical needs and help move the initiative in a direction for the betterment of healthcare. If you are interested in working together on solutions please let me know. The more of us tackling the problem the better.