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Despite many other industries and business taking advantage of new digital technology; health care still hanging on to endless paper systems, fax machines and segmental services deliveries.When it come to healthcare technology, THE FEAR still manage to win over embracing THE DIGITAL CHANGE needed to provide better consumer centred care and reduce the resources waste.

It’s time for you and me as clincians ; those who do care about our patients to do something about this.

THE DIGITAL CHANGE needs to come from clinicians. A good way to start is to learn more about digital health technologies and how other industries leverage the benefits over the risks involved.

Learning how to code is part of my learning of digital health. I am not suggesting we all need to learn how to code but in her post below Christina Farr tells you five good reason, why some doctor are learning to code.Read more on Medium

By Susan Hingle SIU School of Medicine

This recent editorial article by Professor Hingle eloquently described the reality of the clinicians using eMR .

Research has shown that eMRs in the current state, occupy a lot of physicians' time and draw attention away from the direct interactions with patients. eMR were implemented to improve the efficiency and quality of patient care, but they have yet to achieve that promise. The headline of this article has been an inspiring quote for PROJECTS eMR initiatives.

Ref: Ann Intern Med. 2016;165:818-819 2


According to a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, doctors are spending an awful lot of time using those EHRs. Almost twice as much time, in fact, as they spend talking with patients: the physicians studied “spent 27.0% of their total time on direct clinical face time with patients and 49.2% of their time on EHR and desk work.”

By Tmoas Sequist Harvord Medical School

Expanded use of advanced electronic health records (EHRs) has many implications for the delivery of safe and effective patient care.However, these benefits are accompanied by drawbacks, with mixed effects on patient experiences of care.

The true power of electronic health records may be in moving from documenting isolated clinical transactions to describing whole-patient care from multiple stakeholder viewpoints.

Ref: Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(4):315-316


Time to embrace the "Human Centred Design in Healthcare"