How I Feel About Health Reform: The ACA and HITECH Acts

Recently I completed the Commonwealth Fund’s 2015 International Survey of Primary Care Doctors. They wanted to know what I thought about our health system, if fundamentally it worked or needed to be better. They asked questions about my satisfaction with practicing medicine, the quality of care my patients receive, and my experiences with electronic medical records.…

How doctors feel about electronic medical records: Not good

Have I mentioned how frustrated I get by my clinic’s EMR? Totally slow, inefficient, I apologize on a regular basis to patients, “I’m sorry, my mind can only work on one thing at a time, I need to put this order in then I’ll talk to you again.” I find myself banging the keyboard when the…