The ones who think outside the box.
By Brett Roberts, PT, DPT
The following is an excerpt from a speech delivered at the 2014 Graham Sessions, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 2014.
“Here’s to the crazy ones….because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs1
Does the use of an electronic medical record system have a negative impact on our patient care?
By Dena Aitken, PT
Over the last 10 years, electronic medical records (EMR) have become commonplace in all aspects of health care and physical therapy. With today’s increased regulations and coding requirements, good software that guides and assists is essential.
However, I would like to caution all providers on allowing our EMR systems to replace our professional skills and knowledge. I see this repeatedly in health care, when doctors go through a list of questions, and based on the answers to the prompts the computer produces, they generate a diagnosis. As a patient, you might leave thinking, “Did the doctor really listen to what was actually going on with me or did I just conveniently fit into one of their computer based categories?”