AMA EHR Initiatives: What They Mean For Tomorrow's Doctors
Health IT Outcomes
[The following Q&A is a conversation with Jennifer Sun, M.D., clinical product manager at PatientKeeper]
Q: From a physician’s perspective, why do you think the AMA is putting forth these initiatives to enhance EHR learnings for the next generation of doctors?
Sun: The recent AMA initiatives strike me as similar to when the organization recommended adding business topics to medical education, like malpractice and documentation, in response to feedback from practicing doctors. I also think medical schools are constantly adapting to add things students have given feedback on — for example, Dartmouth added a “death and dying” elective and complementary medicine electives when I was in school.