Electronic Health Records are causing healthcare providers strife Healthcare IT News
By Admin | May 03, 2017
The popular opinion among doctors is that they do not want to go back to the days of paper record keeping, but they do not enjoy the electronic health record (EHR) software of the post-meaningful use world.
Meaningful use, MACRA (Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act), and the HITECH act have more-or-less incentivised software creators to follow federal regulations at the expense of functionality and desired features, according to healthcare providers.
In the days where doctors and hospitals were using their own EHRs, the systems were very popular. But with the need to be able to share records, systems need to be compatible, and the available EHRs are not meeting hospital’s needs.
Healthcare providers complain about record keeping taking too much time, removing the joy from their jobs, and distracting them from patient care.