EMRs are overrated and erodes the doctor patient relationship
“In our clinic, the computer monitors are placed so that the doctor can watch the screen or the patient, but not both. Frankly, it’s not much of a contest. The monitors are mesmerizing, with their colors and windows, boxes and beeps, menus of pills ripe for the prescribing. Walk down the row of offices and you see the patients looking at their doctors, and the doctors looking at their screens.
Last week, when the system crashed, we looked at our patients instead.”