6 Ways IT Is Contributing to Health Care Inefficiencies
IT Business Edge
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No industry has ever computerized its operations with the goal of reducing productivity and efficiency; that would be absurd. Yet we see countless articles and complaints from health care professionals about the fact that certain systems, especially electronic health records (EHRs), have made physicians less productive, less efficient, and potentially less effective. If computers performed similarly for knowledge workers in other industries, they'd still use paper.
While an EHR is supposed to "automate and streamline the clinician's workflow," most systems are not living up to the promise.