Why would we willingly engage in this "high-tech, high-touch" experiment of opening up the medical record, taking such a dramatic departure from the paternalism of medical care that dominated our practice just a couple of decades ago?
The results of the Physician Satisfaction Study, sponsored by the RAND corporation and the AMA, became available last week. One of the biggest items found to interfere with physician satisfaction is the current state of electronic medical records documentation.
Is your doctor putting your health at a risk? According to a recent study, your doctor could unintentionally be offering you and your family sub-optimal care if he/she is still using paper records to document important medical and patient information.