Don’t Just Complain – Do Something About It!

An article by John Russell in the December 12, 2015 edition of the Chicago Tribune, entitled “Beleaguered by Electronic Record Mandates, Some Doctors Burning Out,” tells an all too familiar story. 

Russell says, “More and more, doctors are grumbling that federal mandates are clogging up their days with busy work, turning them into data-entry clerks and taking time away from patient care.”

Russell cites physician complaints about spending longer hours in the office and at home on electronic health records. It undermines both quality of care and quality of life; and, for some physicians, nudges them towards earlier retirement.

Physicians using Allscripts Professional EHR™ or Allscripts TouchWorks® EHR with Dragon Medical speech recognition have an easy solution available for reducing the time they spend updating patient charts. With NoteSwift, physicians use just their voice to place structured data and narrative text into the correct EHR fields. One hundred or more mouse clicks and keystrokes per note are reduced to fewer than five. 

Having the right tools at hand minimizes the pain that physicians feel when entering electronic health records. Charts are completed much faster — saving time, reducing frustration, and, hopefully, prolonging medical careers.

Wayne Crandall is President & CEO of NoteSwift

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