Friday, October 14, 2011

Locutus of Borg

Just like the others, we are being forced to be assimilated by CMS with the mandate to go to electronic medical records. I have named ours Loki after the norse god of discord and mischief because it has pretty much destroyed our practice and ability to practice medicine. With out embelleshment, so far the EMR has decreased our productivity by 45%, doubled patient wait times and cost over 92K/physician to implement. Worse, it is still not running correctly. The touted improvement in the ability to take care of patients is not there, nor is improved office efficiency. All it seems to be able to do is create thrirty page reports to comply with the Federal Governments "Meaningful Use" demand.

I though we were the only ones who felt this way but then I started the whole conversation in the lounge at the hospital. There was not one doc who liked the things. On the average, they all have seen the same thing. Thank you Fed Gvt.


SeaSpray said...

I'm sorry this is so difficult. I can only imagine your frustration. i feel frustrated reading about it.

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SeaSpray said...

I saw this and thought I would share with you for some encouragement. And I know you know it and much more to it than writing scripts, but just thought might help to see another doc tout a positive.