Saturday, October 27, 2012
Kwaulity with a K
This EMR stuff is driving me nuts. Now we have to have all these quality measures that are mandated by the government. All of these require more work that has nothing to do with why the patient is there. In addition we have to complete all of these "quality measures" so the patient can have them in the huge report that we have to generate while they are there. The sad thing is the one most important quality measure that patients ask for is "that the doctor spend more time with them answering their questions". So, in order to provide "quality" we have to spend less time with the patient on the reason they are there so we can focus on what they don't really want.