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“This is why I love my EHR so much”

February 18, 2011

 Electronic Health Record systems can make doctors more efficient and effective by freeing up time and mental energy, according to one physician who has a fully comprehensive EHR system.

Health information technology is changing the culture of the medical profession for the better, writes Dr. Davis Liu on Clinical Decision Support Systems can assist healthcare providers in keeping up with immunization guidelines or remembering the last time a patient had blood work done. Rather than sterilizing the relationship, HIT can make interactions more personal by allowing doctors to focus on their patients instead of paperwork, Liu writes.

“HIT, EHR, and CDS are things the next generation of doctors must accept that will make the care we provide more personal than ever before,” Lui writes. “This is why I love my EHR so much.”

In addition to improving relationships between physicians and their clients, government-funded initiatives for transferring a medical office over to EHR can help earn money. A growing number of physicians offices are adopting health IT, according to a survey by the Office of the National Coordinator.

Of approximately 2,700 physicians surveyed in 2009, 43.9 percent had integrated an EMR or EHR system into their medical practice. That statistic is sure to rise in the coming years.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Melanie Rodgers permalink
    February 18, 2011 5:06 pm

    The direct link to the post from Dr. Lui is here:

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