The Way It Should Be
Some things in life are perfect as they are; you could not ask for more. Maybe it’s that idyllic vacation spot you return to time and again. Or a restaurant that never disappoints. Or (if you’re really lucky!) a spouse, parent or sibling who is always there for you, in just the way you need.
Most things in life, however, could stand at least a little improvement. You look at the way it is and you think, “If only…”
And so it is with electronic health records systems (EHRs), especially from a physician’s perspective. Talk to a doctor and you’ll find that typical hospital EHRs leave a lot to be desired. In an effort to tell the story concisely, we’ve created an infographic that presents the issue in seven dimensions. Take a look and let us know if we missed any.
Because with an EHR, as with so many things in life, it’s unsatisfying to accept it the way it is when, with greater attention and effort, it could be the way it should be.